gokuma: (Rey)
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I know this suggestion might seem a bit weird but I've discovered you can totally use old/discarded/not-really-liked eyeshadows to decorate journal/planner pages. They make pretty and colourful smudges, you can use them to decorate edges of the page, space around stickers or below/above washi tape. They don't damage pages in any way, all the writing, stamps, doodles are still perfectly visible.

And the best thing? Even cheap eyeshadows work! In fact, I've discovered the cheap, no-name ones seem to look the best (maybe because I'm not worried about "wasting" them so I'm more likely to experiment with them than with the better/more expensive ones). Plus, you can have them in so many colours! They can competely change the way your journal/planner looks, changing a bland ("Give me a break, I was so tired on that day") page into a pretty one :)

One warning though: decorate the page AFTER you finish writing; otherwise your pen may not work on the pigmented paper.

Date: 2017-05-26 04:10 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
I am dying to see a picture of this if you have any you could upload.

Date: 2017-05-26 04:42 pm (UTC)
yhlee: a circle of silver moths/butterflies on a dark background (hxx Nirai)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Likewise! This sounds so cool.

Date: 2017-05-26 10:15 pm (UTC)
used_songs: (Skull colors)
From: [personal profile] used_songs
Same!

Date: 2017-06-06 08:44 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
No worries! I bet it looks awesome.

Date: 2017-05-27 01:08 am (UTC)
eleanorjane: The one, the only, Harley Quinn. (Default)
From: [personal profile] eleanorjane
Hee :) I used nailpolish for a while, painted on for accent pages, using up bottles I didn't like much. :)

Date: 2017-08-16 10:34 pm (UTC)
tinderboxofaheart: (rose)
From: [personal profile] tinderboxofaheart
i love this! i've been thinking of doing this for awhile, but haven't tried yet, and your post is inspiring me. when i lived in another state a few years ago, my best friend sent me some great mailart where she used ball point pen and eyeshadow to color it in. it's not super obvious in this photo, but you can really tell in person and it gives it an awesome soft texture.



click here to see a larger version

would love to see pics of your pages you've done in this style :)
Edited Date: 2017-08-16 10:34 pm (UTC)

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