In our example, we used edding 2185 gel rollers in a range of metallic shades. You can see everything you need at a glance in our photo.
Decide on your page layout and sketch it out lightly in pencil first. Our theme is a day trip to Hamburg, so we drew Hamburg’s skyline along the bottom of two pages. If you fancy using a template, place a sheet of carbon paper between the template and your journal before tracing over the motifs.
Using the silver gel roller, go over the skyline once more. The ink covers exceptionally well, so the pencil lines won’t be visible afterwards.
In the top-left corner, write the words "Day trip" in green metallic ink. For an easy and highly effective way of achieving a 3D look, make the edges of your letters bolder and thicker.
As a final step, you’ll need to glue in your photos. Why not draw a gold frame around each one? It's easy to liven up your 2-page spread with a few extra decorative touches and brief captions in sketchnote form – pink metallic and pastel yellow are also good for this.
Now it's time to glue on your photos. If there's enough space, you can continue to decorate your pages with extra motifs and features.
Products and materials
- Black photo album or journal
- Glue stick
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