Explore Doodle Designs in Black and White

Discover the magic of simple black and white doodle designs to use as collage fodder.

In this video I  play with doodling to create some fun designs in black and white. I focus on creating simpler designs that will add life to my collages, rather than intricate patterns that might overpower it.

Start by grabbing your favorite black and white pens and mark makers. One of my favorite parts of the process was using repositionable tape. By layering and overlapping the tape, I created intricate patterns that turned out beautifully once filled in with the markers. It was like a putting together a relaxing puzzle, with each piece coming together to form a stunning whole.

If you’re looking to expand your mixed media toolbox and add some unique elements to your collage work, I highly recommend giving these papers a try. You never know what amazing creations might emerge from your doodles!

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Supplies Used

Mixed media paper 108 lb. 
Black drawing paper
Artist Tape, repositionable – ½ inch white
Choose at least one white and one black pen:
Gelly Roll 08 pen – white 
Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.2, 0.5 & 0.8 – black 
Stabilo Pen 68 Brush – black
Pigma Micron Pen – black 
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush – black
Artistro Paint Marker Pen, extra fine point – white 
Posca Pens 

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