I learned how to make these mini doodle books in a class taught by Diane Culhane. They are really easy to make! I photographed two “pages” of my book at a time for you:
You cut 140 lb hot-press watercolor paper into strips. Mine are 3 x 7.5 inches. Fold your paper in half so you know where your “page” is –
Next, you paint with watercolors on both sides of the paper in any color combo you like! After the paint dries, you are ready to doodle with a black pen!
Some of my pages are still a work in progress!
I like to use black pens but you could use any color. My favorite pens are Sharpie Fine Point, Micron and Zig Writer.
I didn’t like the results of my red and green one (above) so I covered it with a layer of gesso and painted over it with watercolor. It is now ready for me to doodle again.
I like to keep my pages loose so I can work on them but you could bind them in the middle with cord if you like.
They are the perfect size to stick in your purse or coat pocket and take with you! You can doodle while waiting to get your car repaired. 🙂
I like how I can make a simple design or a more complex one depending on my mood.
Hope you enjoy making a mini doodle book for you!