365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 75

Word Strips

I like this technique of getting words onto a journal page. I used some ordinary cartridge paper and splashed a load of color on to it. Then, when it was dry, I tore it up into strip and wrote on them. Used a grey marker to add shadows to the letters.  On my journal pages I created some backgrounds with stencils, stamps and paint and just stuck the word strips on. Added shadow with more charcoal.

365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 74

Accidental Art

This was great. After I finished the last page, I turned to the next one in my art journal and was horrified to see the bleed-through from the Promarkers. Then I realised that it was, in fact, quite a cool background. So I just got busy with my markers again.


365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 73

Shopping Spree

Oh boy, have I got a ton of catching-up to do. I’m just going to post one entry after another. This piece was made with a background of Letraset Promarkers. Underneath, in yellow, are the words ‘art journal’. Then I used a Sharpie to mark out lines and wrote with a Copic on top. Then I used a gold marker to embellish with dots.



365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 72


Simple little page made by outlining with Sigma Microns and filling in with Tombow Dual Tip markers and water washes. Love these colors so much that I’ve ordered another set to complement them: Tombow Dual Tip, Jellybean. You know you want some too!

365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 71

Loving Lettering

I’m so ahead of myself with daily creations, I might have to post two a day! That’s after getting quite behind though 🙂

Both these pages were created with markers. The first one was with Promarkers and Copics. The second with Promarkers and Aquamarkers for the background. Doodle some letters, doodle some leaves, fill the bits in between with colour.



365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 69 & 70

Magical Markers

I loved doing these.  It’s using markers in layers. Write something in a light color. Fill in all around with brights. Add black marker lines and journal on top. I added Signo white pen as well. Please ignore spelling – my brain went awol and I completely forgot how to spell ‘technique’… and I used to be a really good speller too! Age is what does it.





365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 67 & 68


This page is a previously created background with journaling on. It wasn’t very attractive so I didn’t bother posting it. However, I’ve been hankering after some washi tape and decided to have a go at making some. It was good fun and I wrote a hub about it: “How to Make Decorative Tape“. Smash journaling seems to have taken off as people want pretty journals but don’t want to go to all the trouble and mess of art journaling. With smash journaling you simply grab your memorabilia, ephemera, quotes, tickets, photos, etc and ‘smash’ them into your journal with glue or tape.











This page was made as part of Joanne Sharpe’s Letter Love course. I ‘drew’ the letters on to Bristol paper, doodled on them, cut them out and glued them into place. The background was done with markers and Neocolor lls.

365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 66

Play, Imagine, Create

Today’s page is doodle and patterned lettering, watercolors, markers, journaling with a white Uniball Signo pen and more doodling. I seem to have developed some kind of marker obsession. Never bothered with them much before but now am drooling over Copics and Tombows and whining about my meagre collection of Promarkers. eBay has become my second home and my bank account balance is suffering. Someone help me, please!