Handmade Sketchbook Flip

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New Purpose for my Gold kikki.K

Despite my love for my gold kikki.K, I’m simply too much of a spontaneous hermit to get much use out of planner, hence my silence and lack of planner-related posts for the past weeks. I’d been dedicating significant brainpower to figuring out how I could still use this gorgeous, amazing binder without actually printing out planner inserts and trying to keep track of my life that way. So I decided to turn the kikki.K into a ring-bound art journal. I loved the single-ring art journal I had earlier this year, and it seemed natural to upgrade, so to speak. In order to protect the hardware, leather and fabric of this beautiful planner, I take each page out when I work in it, unless it’s a simple sketch or paint-less preliminary design. 🙂

This system of having an art journal and an “everything journal”—wherein I keep daily rants, ephemera from life, notes, to-dos, plans, lists, dreams, ideas, fiction, literally everything—seems to be working very well for me. And of course, I have tons of sketchbooks as well. 😛 In addition to these, I also have a large plain Moleskine with a soft cover in which I paste all my beautiful received mail.

Strathmore Sketchbook Flip

I’ve filled my mixed media Strathmore sketchbook and thought I’d share a flip of its insides with you.

  • Media used includes a whole bunch of stuff including
  • Indian ink
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos
  • watercolors of different brands
  • Prismacolor colored pencils, markers and water-soluble pencils
  • Sharpies
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pens
  • cheap acrylics
  • charcoal in black and white
  • and some other stuff I’m probably forgetting 8D

Ruby and Scarlett

These ladies are a sketchbook study in ways to portray glitter. On the left, I used Prismacolor markers, white Indian ink, Prismacolor pencils, a colorless blender and watercolor. On the right, I just dumped actual glitter all over her! BAHAHA. Their faces turned out very similar but not quite the same, so I call them the red glitter sisters Ruby and Scarlett. ❤

Ruby and Scarlett