Project 1202-6

Sakura:  Parade Layout
By Jennifer Davis
Presented by Julie McGuffee and Beth Madland
Sponsor:  Sakura Color Products of America

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Materials Needed:
  • Sakura:  Micron Black pens  02, 05 & 08
  • Micron red pen
  • Star Dust Gelly Roll Pens – clear & gold
  • Koi Watercolors
  • Fiskars:  Scalloped decorative scissors
  • Small hand punch
  • Cardstock
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon



Parade Layout


  1. Pencil Doodling
  2. Free hand doodle in upper right and upper left corners using large curves and swoops.
  3. Note:  For simplicity, my “pencil” doodles were printed on the computer
  4. Go over doodling with a Micron 08 black marker.
  5. Any size or a variety of sizes with work.  Rather than trying to trace exactly, use “mess ups” to create curves and spaces.
  6. Lines can be thickened to cover any mistakes
  7. It may help to rotate the paper as you trace.  I find it easiest to pull the marker toward me.
  8. Painting with Watercolors
    1. Outline spaces with darker watercolor, then fill in with more watery color.
  9. Scallops and Mat
    1. Cut 6x9” piece of black cardstock with cloud scallop decorative scissors
    2. Use small hole punch to create interest in each scallop.
    3. Trim ¼” off two sides of doodled cardstock.  Mount onto black cardstock.
    4. Add scalloped mat in bottom right corner.
  10. Accents and Journaling
    1. Use Sakura Star Dust Gelly Roll (clear) to accent inside painted swooshes using stripes, cross-hatching and dots
    2. Use Sakura Gold Gelly Roll to doodle on black mat if desired.
    3. Use Sakura Micron 05 black pen to create faux stitches around journaling block
    4. Use Sakura Micron 02 black pen to write journaling and the Sakura Micron red pen to outline words in journaling.
    5. Use Sakura Micron red pen to outline scalloped black paper.
    6. Use Sakura Micron black pen to add date, name and additional cross-hatching and striping to painted portions.
    7. Add journaling and photo mat – adhere with adhesive.
  11.  Finishing Touches – photo, title, accents and dew drops
    1. Attach “dew drops” randomly using glue dots.
    2. Place “Parade” chipboard letters along the side of scalloped mat.
    3. Add photo.
    4. Add black gingham ribbon vertically on right side.
    5. Tie lace in a knot around gingham ribbon near the bottom of the right corner of photo.
Place red pin inside the lace knot.
Project Images:

Julie McGuffee and Beth Madland


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