if you're the type of student that geeks out over education and school supplies like we do in our home, you'll greatly appreciate this do it yourself post. being new (again) students, the first thing i pursued was the school supply isle at Target. sadly, there were no cool "adult" folders, binders or notebooks SO i created my own. with a little inspiration from this wonderful postcard set and some black ink, i mocked a Pendleton design onto a dirt cheap folder and voila!
for the price of .99 cents and a ballpoint pen, you'll get educated while looking dashing.
to begin, i created a sketch with pen (you can use pencil if you're leary) using these Pendleton patterns as my inspiration and 'project backbone'. you really can not go wrong on Pendleton designs. keep the lines straight while thinking triangles and arrows repeatedly. if you need to use a ruler to keep your lines consistant, feel free.
next, i filled in triangles and shapes by coloring them in with a thick sharpie. the shapes you color in on one side of the design should be colored in on the opposite side as well - Pendleton patterns are always symmetrical. there is no right or wrong way of creating a Pendleton design. get creative!
make sure to use a paper folder and not a plastic one - the design will not rub off over time this-a-way. for pens, i prefer Pilot Precise V5 extra fine. they're super thin and an excellent pen for ink drawings as well as calligraphy.
if you have any questions on supplies or techniques, don't be shy.
happy crafting ya little indians!