Creative Journals

Bullet Journaling: Spring Bucket List

Hello~ How are you?
Today’s entry is a unique one, with vague inspiration coming from my favourite creative place- Pinterest! I didn’t manage to get ahold of the photo that gave me inspiration, but if I do end up finding it I will link it below. For now, though, I hope you enjoy reading through my attempt at being creative!

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Materials:

  1. A bullet journal, or any plain or lined journal.
  2. A sharpened pencil and an eraser
  3. Coloured markers/texters
  4. A ruler
  5. Gel pens

Where to Buy:

You can find each of these items in the following places:

  1. Art Store
  2. Newspaper Agency
  3. Typo
  4. Reject Shop
  5. $2 Store

Suggested Buys:

  1. White-out
  2. Black Fineline pen
  3. Highlighters
  4. Scotch Tape
  5. Fountain Pen
  6. Stickers
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Creating the Final Look:

This one took an average amount of time to create, most of the duration took up by the flowers I wanted to create, however, it didn’t bother me in the slightest.

I began this creation by measuring everything out, of course. First I measured how large I wanted the header, then the number of squares I wanted. Finally, I drew the lines for which the goals were to sit on.

After that, I quickly jumped into creating the flowers, which took me 30 minutes to perhaps even 45. This is awhile, for very little flowers, but I cannot draw to save a life. It took very many attempts, and thankfully you cannot tell due to the colouring I used behind the flower. But before I did that, it looked terrible.

Next, I created the header, attempting the cursive writing many times before I finally gave up on the final attempt. It was beyond frustrating, which is why my final ‘give up’ attempt doesn’t look great at all. It doesn’t even look decent!

Following this, I filled in the goals I wanted, which took a while as I had to think hard about the logistics of what I actually could achieve.

Finally, as if it wasn’t obvious, I filled in with colour using gel pens, texters and coloured pencils.

Mild Advice:

Now, compared to my other bullet-journal blog posts, for this one, I am going to offer a bit of advice to improve this.
Outlining your drawing in thick marker is going to ruin the drawing, however, outlining with a basic black pen multiple times creates the sleek look you see today.
I did this for almost everything on the pages, from the squares to the lines to even outlining the flowers. I did this after I coloured in. Now, if I did this with black marker/texter, it would’ve smudged horribly. I learnt this the hard way with my other entries.
Apparently I didn’t learn how to colour in properly in primary school.

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Pros:

  1. Unique
  2. Usable
  3. Follows the spring theme
  4. I like the colours I used for the flowers
  5. Colourful pens

Cons:

  1. Needed more decoration
  2. Flowers aren’t neat

Highlights:

I quite enjoyed how the colours I used, especially the contrasting between the letters written on the list, as well as the colours I have used in the flowers. I especially like how I wrote the list, as the letters are clear and large and there aren’t any noticeable mistakes.

Dislikes:

I greatly dislike the heading and wished I followed the usual theme of the banner- or even something different. Anything but what I used as it looks messy, instead of curly as I was hoping for. I also dislike how I attempted to create a vine, and if I was going to attempt it, it should’ve been at the bottom of the page and not beneath the header.

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Wooo~ That is all for today, thank you for reading through it. This bullet journal was unique compared to the other entries I have attempted, and give a bright and colourful theme in the book. I even enjoyed creating the flowers, despite how messy they look. I am the first person to admit my flaws, and one of them is the lack of ability to draw… anything.
If you have any helpful tips on improving not only my own bullet journals but any tips for anyone else creating bullet-journals, go ahead and comment down below!
If you do not want to do that, feel free to go to my Instagram @in_another_realm

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