Easy DIY Dashboard Design and Weekly Layout | Photo Tutorial

Hi there! How is 2018 treating you so far? This is Zeny and I’m back with my project for this month’s theme “Hope”.  I am going to show you how I made my easy DIY dashboard and weekly layout using the blank insert from My Prima Planner Travel Journal.

I love to personalize my dashboards because it adds charm to my planners / journals. It also creates a transition that sets the theme for each month.

I started by embossing “Hello 2018” on the cover of my insert. I lettered with a pencil then traced with Emboss It Clear Pen. I covered the inked area with Gold Zing Embossing powder then I tapped and brushed off the extra powder and poured them back into the container. I used my heating tool and the magic happened! Seriously, this technique never fails to amaze me. I went ahead and worked on my Dashboard. I applied White Heavy Gesso on the first page to prepare it for some watercoloring. I lettered “Hope” lightly with a pencil and applied Fineline Masking Fluid on top of it. What I love most about this masking fluid is that it comes with a very fine applicator. The name says it all. I allowed the masking fluid to dry then I started working some florals with my watercolors. I used Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections – The Classics and Pastel Dreams with Pentel Aquash brush pens.

Now ready to peel off the masking fluid!  TIP: You have to wait for the watercolor to dry before gently rubbing off the masking fluid.

I opted to use the Alpha Stickers by Kaisercraft to spell “January” since it is matching with the color scheme. I went ahead and designed my layout for the week. I once again applied White Gesso over the areas where I plan to paint more florals. I used the same color scheme and materials and added these gorgeous stickers from Create 365 Value Pack Stickers. I lettered with Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen and doodled / lined with Micron and Sharpie Metallic pen in SIlver.

And I loved how it turned out!

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading and I can’t wait to share with you more of my creations. Until next time!

xoxo, Zeny Liz

Do join the Pretty Paper Studio Monthly Challenge through the following easy steps:

1. Create a project with the theme “Hope”

2. Upload your project photo to “January 2018 Challenge: Hope Photo Album in the Pretty Paper Studio Facebook Group.

3. All entries are due by January 31, 2018.

4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.

Note: A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.

All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.