Hello friends, I’m Smitha, and I have a creative blog called Smiling Colors, where I share all things that are artsy and crafty in my life. I love journaling, bright colors, florals, and a pretty rainbow! I’m so excited to share a tutorial with you all! Let’s create a dutch door in our journals and make it colorful with a few easy steps!
Journaling and marker art are my favorite things, but my favorite hobby has to be any craft with yarn. I love both knitting and crocheting. I just started my biggest yarn project for 2022, a temperature blanket! Yarn always brings back memories of my childhood sitting by mom while she crocheted 🙂
- Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Celebration, 10-Pack
- MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil
- MONO Eraser, White, Jumbo
- MONO Drawing Pens
- Dot grid journal
- Masking tape (optional)
First, you’ll need to draw a circle outline in the middle of your page with a pencil. You can fill any design you want inside this circle. I love drawing florals in my journal, so I quickly doodled a few flowers. I used a MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil here to create a light erasable outline of my sketch.
Now we cut. I find that the best way to create a dutch door in your journal is to use a sharp pair of scissors. While cutting the page, keep rotating the journal around to easily access it in all directions.
Be careful to not harm the page beneath!
To make this dutch door design pop in my journal, I’m adding a bright color onto the page beneath. For this, I used all the colors from the Dual Brush Pen Celebration 10-Pack. This set has a very modern rainbow color palette, Using the brush tip, simply apply a stripe of color onto half of the page. I went in rainbow order and did not overlap my colors here.
I absolutely love how pretty these colors look together!
To finish off my page, I traced my floral doodle using MONO Drawing Pen 04. I like to use the 01 to 05 tip sizes in my dot journal. The lines show up beautifully on the page!
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The best part of creating a dutch door in your journal is flipping it back and forth. It adds such a fun creative vibe to the page! Let me know in the comments below what pages you like creating in your journal
Happy crafting friends!
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