This past week I was in Phoenix with Tombow USA for Creativation. It was so wonderful meeting Tombow employees along with other members of the Tombow Design Team.
I had the opportunity to learn about the various products Tombow makes, as well as take a couple educational classes on flourishing and watercoloring.
Another fun part was the convention. I was so inspired by all the creative people together in one building and seeing all the new products that are coming out this year. I was in absolute awe.
Now that I’m home, I am so motivated to create, create, create!
But first, here’s my bullet journal layout for the week.
I started this layout by drawing eight boxes with my black pen and ruler. Just an FYI, I like using the dot grid journal because it’s easier to draw straight lines, all I need to do is connect the dots.
Rather than using a plain black stamp pad, I used many brush pens to color in the different floral stamps. I used 3 different sets of stamps, set 1, set 2, and set 3. This is the acrylic block I used.
After I completed the stamping process, I brush lettered the month in a very light color. I did this with an ulterior motive in mind; I would paint over it in gold. That’s right, paint. Now, I didn’t do this in hopes it would just turn out. I actually practiced a bit before committing it to my bullet journal, after all, I had to make sure it would turn out and not ruin my pages. Originally, I tried lettering the month with the gold paint and a brush, but it looked choppy. Then I lettered the month in yellow and painted over the yellow in gold, but again I didn’t care for the way it looked. So I found the lightest color of brush pen that I had, lettered the word January and then painted over that in gold. I was very happy with the results. The next plan of action was to make sure the paint wouldn’t seep into the other pages of the journal, and it didn’t! The paper didn’t crinkle or warp so I was good to go. I must also mention that I did not dilute the paint. It’s straight from the bottle. This is the gold paint and the brush I used.
Last, with my black brush pen I lettered the word ‘notes’ into the last box.
I had so much fun creating this layout. I think it had to do with all the different mediums I used.
Notebook and Ruler
Stamps, Acrylic Block, and Ink
Alphabet Stamps and Block
Paint and Brush