Martice Smith II's Customizable Digitized Planner Pages

How to Create a Weekly Planner as a Printable Coloring Page
By Martice Smith II
Hi everyone! Martice Smith here, so happy to meet you back here in the Artmosphere.
Today, I’m showing you how to make your own weekly planner pages using - you guessed right - stencils! I will share techniques on how to clean up, enhance and digitize your traditional drawings in Photoshop. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have customized weekly planner pages ready to take on some bright colors and super cute stamps.

 

I’ve separated this tutorial into two parts to make it easier to follow along.
PART 1: Designing your weekly planner and PART 2: Color, stamp + fill in your weekly planner.
Here’s what you’ll need for PART 1:
RubberMoon Stencils:
Supplies + Tools:
  • Sharp pencil + eraser
  • 70-lb. Watercolor paper or white cardstock
  • Scanner

Software:

  • Photoshop (I’m using Photoshop CS5. Alternatives: Canva or PicMonkey)
Here’s what you’ll need for PART 2:
RubberMoon Stamps:
Supplies + Tools:
  • Black inkpad + acrylic mounting block
  • Watercolor paints
  • Assortment of paint pens, colored pencils + markers
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Container of water + paper towels

     

    PART 1: Designing your weekly planner
    STEP 1 // Design your weekly planner using RubberMoon stencils
    These stencils are perfect for creating your own phrases! Use letters from a couple of stencils for a touch of whimsy.
    First, I traced around the stencil to give myself a border.
    Next, I traced the inside of the days of the week stencil from the Days of the Week Planner Pack of Stencils.
    I loved adding the quirky, chunky numbers (zero and eight) from Months and Numbers Planner Pack of Stencils to the month.

     

    I traced the Whimsy Lace stencil but erased it because it just didn’t look right and it made the overall design feel too crowded.
    STEP 2// Scan your design
    Scan your illustration as a GRAYSCALE image. This will remove all color from your illustration.
    STEP 3// Clean up + print in Photoshop
    Next, open your image in Photoshop so that you can remove any smudges, hair and rogue dust bunnies.
    If you don’t have Photoshop, no worries - Canva or PicMonkey are excellent alternatives. However, keep in mind that neither one has all the bells and whistles that Photoshop has.
  • Open your image: FILE > OPEN > select your file
  • Use the Spot Healing Brush tool to “erase” small mistakes. The Clone stamp tool is great for cloning one area and adding it to another.
  • Use Adjustment Layers, make further corrections. You may need to whiten the page a bit more or darken your lines so that they show up clearly.
  • Next, Crop your illustration using the Crop Tool.
  • Click FILE > SAVE AS > Rename the file > Save as a .PSD Photoshop file (in case you need to make future adjustments.)
  • Next, click FILE > PRINT
  • Select the setting for printing in Black & White.
    You may need to click on “Scale to fit media” so that your document fits onto the page.

     

    PART 2: Color, stamp + fill in your weekly planner!
    Use your RubberMoon stamps, paint pens and markers to decorate your new weekly planner.
    A cute little flower named Rosa was added inside the zero, near the month.
    I placed a crown on top of my weekly planner with the Milagros Shrine Top.
    Oh! I can’t forget to honor my intuition and claim abundance to help me reach my goals! The Goddess stamp is a perfect touch, isn’t she?
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    Thank you for visiting us today! I hope you enjoyed the process of customizing your weekly planner pages with RubberMoon stamps and stencils.
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