Create a Low Cost Planner and Idea Journal with Sparkle

Hello and welcome to The Robins Nest Creative.  Shelly with you today sharing how I create and use a low cost planner and idea journal for the New Year. I have tried all manner of expensive planners with fancy goal setting and by the hour to do lists – but find myself always returning to […]
Finished Blooming Tree Planner Journal
January 2, 2023

Hello and welcome to The Robins Nest Creative.  Shelly with you today sharing how I create and use a low cost planner and idea journal for the New Year.

I have tried all manner of expensive planners with fancy goal setting and by the hour to do lists – but find myself always returning to simple composition book – I print off a monthly calendar page from the internet (Calendars That Work is my fave!)

I tape that monthly calendar in my book, then I have a gazillion blank pages to write goals, inspiration, to-do lists, grocery lists (that I can just tear out of the book guilt-free! and even sketch ideas for my creative projects.  A blank book just works for me!

Finished Blooming Tree Planner Journal

SUPPLIES:

The shape of this Blooming Tree Canvas was giving me Mid-Century Modern vibes, so I decided to go with a Mid-Century Modern color palette.

MAKE IT:

I began by using watercolors to color my canvas.  I found this great travel watercolor palette that includes water barrel brushes (Chroma Blends Travel Watercolor Palette by Ooly) Perfect when I want to craft on the go in our travel trailer.

Chroma Blends Travel Water Color PaletteWater Colors on Creative Canvas

The Creative Canvas takes watercolors beautifully!

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I used Sharpie Markers in the same colors to dots for dimension

Creative Canvas with Sharpie Marers

Now it’s time to add the SPARKLE with Dew Drops!

 

Design Tip:  I find the best way to attach Dew Drops is with a clear drying liquid glue and Embellie Gellie (which makes it very easy to pick up and lay down the Dew Drops with precision)

Adding Dew Drops to Creative Canvas

FINISHING TOUCHES:

I stamped the year on my canvas and machine stitched around the edge before gluing my canvas to the composition book.

Thanks for stopping by today – have a creative week!

Finished Blooming Tree Planner Journal

 

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