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Doodled Lace Patterns

Doodled lace cards, by Peony and Parakeet

I am constantly inspired by surface patterns and textures. From a pile of doodled papers I found lace like doodling on unbleached printing paper. I decided to decorate it by adding white on some of the details and empty areas. It was a quick card: just adding the white and cutting it to the proper size. I pretty liked it so I made another card using the same concept but with different background paper. So, here are instructions to create these fun lace cards!

Doodled Lace on Paper

Creating a doodled lace pattern, instructions by Peony and Parakeet

You can create an interesting effect of color changes in the background by painting the background paper with watercolors. Pick a thin black pen for doodles. I love making doilies that look like they are on the top of another. Draw the doily on the top first. Group your doodles and leave some empty areas around the groups.

Doodled lace card, instructions, by Peony and Parakeet

Add White to the Background

Creating a doodled lace pattern, instructions by Peony and Parakeet

I used Copic Opaque White in a jar for bigger areas and Uniball Signo pen for smaller areas. A white color pencil was used too. White acrylic paint does the job too.

Doodled lace, a detail, by Peony and Parakeet

You can easily make georgeus and unique projects with this technique!

A doodled lace card, by Peony and Parakeet

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7 thoughts on “Doodled Lace Patterns

  1. That is so cool! I would have made the colors a background and just illustrated something on top! Love the reverse effect!

  2. Dear Paivi,
    you saved me! I was looking for some nice card for my dearest friend, without success…. but when I recieved your idea I decided to give a try. And I´m very happy with the results, not so nice as yours of course but to be the first time… very decent.
    Thank you so much again! Greetings from Lima.

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