Hey everyone, it’s Katie here and today I’ll be showing you how to make a mixed media planner cover. First I just want to say thank you to Passion Planner for sending planners to the Tombow Design Team. I love mine and I had so much fun customizing the cover here.
Okay, let’s go!
How to make a Mixed Media Planner Cover:
- Academic Passion Planner
- Paint Brush
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Craftwell E-Brush
- Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker
Begin by painting a layer of gesso over your cover. You can also place a sheet of scrap paper just inside the cover to keep from getting any gesso or ink on the inside pages of your planner.
Next place a Dual Brush Pen inside the eBrush, and use it to spray color over top of the gesso. I used 723 & 755 for the base colors.
The eBrush is a unique airbrush system that turns markers into an airbrush, and it comes with an adapter that allows you to use the Dual Brush Pens, so it’s a really fun way to use your Dual Brush Pens in mixed media projects like this.
Place a stencil on top of your planner. Switch to a darker colored Dual Brush Pen and spray through the stencil. I’m using 757, I love the darker shade on top of my other 2 pink tones.
I also placed a small paper circle over the passion planner logo to mask it.
Cover the front and back of your planner with the stenciled design.
To finish it off, trace around the embossed passion planner logo using the MONO Twin Permanent Marker.
The Passion Planner comes with such a soft faux leather cover that I was almost sad to paint over it, but I really wanted something customized and I love the outcome! Now you can customize your planner to your favorite colors and patterns with a mixed media planner cover!
And get inspiration for the inside of your planner with these blog posts:
- 5 Tips for Sketching in Your Planner.
- Customize Your Planner in a Colorful Way.
- 5 Tips for Setting Up Your Planner.