Borders and Patterns

Starting in Volume 5 of my 7×10 journals and bouncing over to Volume 6 as well the design of these borders and patterns begins.  I am drawing these in graphite.  I am exploring markers for color.  I have utilized Prismacolor markers (dual tip) , Sharpies (extra fine point, fine point, and chisel tip), Kohinoor (extra fine point), metallic paint markers, and even chalkboard markers.  After strictly adhering to markers only, I started adding other media with the markers, including nupastel, acrylic, chalkboard paint, color pencils and watercolor brush pens and metallic mist, dyes, inks, and more.


After the journal border drawings are finished, they are scanned and the patterns are created.  These digital creations may have other images then added or effects and further explorations.  Some animated gifs have been created from these as well.

After coming to the end of a second alphabet set, I started creating pages for each set.   There is an image and a title link below for the corresponding page addition(s).  The menu has been updated to reflect the changes.

Borders and Patterns (A to Z)


Borders and Patterns (2A to 2Z)


Borders and Patterns (3A to 3Z)



This page updated 12/08/15.