DIY Pen “Doodle” Art

If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember my feather pen art that I posted about. There were actually 3 pieces total and I am here today to show you all three of them and how you can make them yourself!

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I first drew out my designs on some standard computer paper using a pencil. I used a mechanical pencil simply because the graphite it thinner and I like the erasers on mechanical pencils better than other pencils.

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Then once I had my outlines ready, I began doodling “inside the lines” with my blue gel pen. You want to use a gel pen rather than a ball point pen, because the ink with flow better and produce more of a professional look.  I call this “doodle art” because when I’m bored, these patterns are what I doodle. I’ve done this ever since I can remember, so I figured why not make it into some fun art?

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Once the ink dries, carefully erase away the pencil marks. Some ink takes longer to dry than others, so make sure the ink is fully dry before you erase the pencil marks. Also, if you’re using some sort of specialty paper, the ink might not dry properly. This is why I suggest using standard printer paper. Or you can also use standard card stock as long as there is NO sheen or gloss to the paper. Any sort of photo paper or gloss paper will not allow the ink to properly dry.

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Once you’re all done, find a fun frame to frame them with and hang them up!

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19 thoughts on “DIY Pen “Doodle” Art

  1. I love this idea! I plan to do this for some DIY decor in our master bedroom. Where did you get those frames with the matte? I love how the doodles look with that matte color in white frames.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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