Fine Lines. Fabulous Cover. DIY Your Notebook!

Craft blog by: IE Tran (@iedoingthings)

Looking for an easy and unique way to personalize your sketchbook? Look no further than line work! Whether you’re an arts and crafts pro or just starting out, this simple and fun DIY project is a great way to showcase your creativity. All you need is a White DIY Cover Sketchbook and some Color Luxe Gel Pens to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that truly reflects your personality. With endless possibilities for customization, you can make a sketchbook cover that’s as unique as you are. This easy art project for kids (or adults!) is a great way to spend some quality time together. So let’s get started – your new favorite notebook awaits!

Time Duration: 30 minutes

Skill Level: Easy



Blue gel pen on top of brown sketchbook with three clouds drawn in different corners

Step 1: Create the backdrop for your rainbow art by drawing three fluffy clouds on the White DIY Cover Sketchbook using the blue gel pen from Color Luxe Gel Pens.

Brown sketchbook with cloud outline coming out of the corner on a white table with gel pens

Step 2: Break out the ROYGBIV and grab your rainbow colors. I’m using a little creative license and will be creating my rainbow with red, orange, yellow, lime green, turquoise, and purple.

ooly gel pens on top of brown sketchbook with rainbow line art coming out of a cloud

Step 3: The most important thing to keep in mind is that a rainbow can take on whatever shape you can imagine. I’m starting with a traditional arch,  drawing the first rainbow intersecting the cloud on the bottom. Draw two lines in each color and thicken them as you go to really make them pop.

Hand using gel pen to draw colorful lines in unison on brown sketchbook

Step 4: Now I’m going to draw a curvy rainbow at the top of the page. Just like with my traditional arch, I’m using two lines per color and thickening the lines as I go.  

Step 5: For my final rainbow, I’m going to draw a sideways double rainbow on the right – almost like a funky, little “m”.

Three sets of rainbow line work next to clouds on front of brown sketchbook

Step 6: Finally, add any other details or personal touches you like, and don’t forget to sign your name to make it truly yours!

Red, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel pens on white table with brown sketchbook covered in designs

Congrats! You’ve successfully created a completely custom sketchbook cover. What better way to remind you of your creative genius everytime you’re ready to create? Line art makes for a really fun and easy craft for kids, but it really is just a fun art activity no matter your age. 

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