Yesterday was the first day of the Doodle Journal Challenge, an art journal challenge I’ve started on Instagram. After making my own notebook insert for my Michaels string journal, I wanted to paint up the cover with diamonds, the birthstone for April.

michaels art journal diamond pattern cover picture

I doodled the diamonds with Faber Castel Pitt pens and painted them with watercolor. I love how they’re all different and unique. I’m thinking of making this a pattern for inserts I am planning on selling. What do you think?

I also did the first day’s challenge.

doodle journal challenge day 1 prompt

Yes… that’s my son eating a swing.

If you’re interested in watching me paint the cover and doodle out my goals, I’ve got a wee video on the Youtubers here.

Hope to see some lovely people join the challenge!

A photo posted by Rose Hillen (@ahteesdesigns) on

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Art Journal Challenge- Watercolor Diamond Cover

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