There are A LOT of Happy Planners® out there, and with next week's March 1st release, 32 new ones will be available in our SHOP! The Happy Planner® has something for everybody, but our CLASSIC 'Color Your World' Happy Planner® offers something special and unique.
For our artsy Queen of Mixed Media - mambi Design Team member Jen Randall (IG | blog) - the March dashboard page presented the perfect opportunity for her to break out her watercolor paints and other craft supplies, and showcase her creativity! Needless to say, we're obsessed with the final result.
About these fun pages, Jen writes:
"I absolutely love the 'Color Your World' Happy Planner®...as it is. Seriously. I love the artwork without anything added to it. It is so clean and beautiful with the black and white. I think this love has kept me from actually adding any paint or pen to it. I AM a painter. That is what I do and I was having a hard time getting started."
"After seeing so many gorgeous painted (or colored) examples online and really feeling an itch to paint, I finally grabbed my Happy Planner® to add some color! YES! I'm SO glad I did. It was such a fun process and I loved seeing how the dashboard paper handled the different mediums I was using. Here are a few tips I learned along the way...
1) I love the thickness of the dashboard paper! It held up to my waterbrush and watercolors beautifully.
2) Have some paper towels or a rag handy to dab off excess water from any brush you may be using.
3) Watercolor pencils are a great way to add depth to your painting. I used my waterbrush and the watercolors in the tray first. Once it dried a bit, I went around the edges of certain sections with watercolor pencils for shading.
4) Don't hesitate to use different mediums! I loved using pens, pencils and watercolor together.
5) After the paint dries, try going back over the top and adding fun details with a white pen. I love using the Sharpie White Paint Pen. Try the one that says water-based.
6) All the GOR-geous hand scripted clear stickers (especially the black) look incredible on top of watercolor. I used a plain white tag and added some blue watercolor. Let it dry & added a clear sticker. It was a great way to cover up a section of the Currently page that I didn't want to use.
I can't wait to paint another dashboard in my 'Color Your World' Happy Planner®. I hope you get a chance too!"
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Shop supplies Jen used by clicking on the times below.