Watercolor = Love
People ask me all the time how I make such vibrant watercolor splashes in my bullet journal. Well, today I’m going to spill the beans! I’ll show you four easy watercolor techniques for your bullet journal that require no skill or expertise. These are perfect for headers, backgrounds, or whole pages if you’re feeling froggy! So what could these super simple techniques possibly be?
But First, Let’s Talk Journals
You gotta make sure you’re using a journal that can take a beating. I have used a number of journals that are great with watercolors, but there are some cheaper brands out there that will kick up a fuss and leave you feeling frustrated. I recently gave the Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 journals a watercolor test (which you can see here). While the Moleskine could roll with the punches okay, it wasn’t as robust as a Leuchtturm1917. I also recently tested the durability of the Rhodiarama softcover journals, and they did remarkably well.
Whatever journal you use, make sure you do a test on the last page before you try a real page in your planner. You’ll feel more confident and get a better feel for how your paper will handle the watercolor.
Other Materials (Like Watercolors n’ Stuff)
In order to do watercoloring, you’ll need watercolor supplies of course! Here’s what you need for these four techniques:
(If you want to check out more/better watercolor supplies, head here for the full rundown!)
The Four Watercolor Techniques for Your Bullet Journal
As this is easier to show than tell, I’ve created a little video for you!
Isn’t That Easy?
I bet that was a ton easier than you thought it would be! The only trick to nailing these gorgeous watercolor techniques for your bullet journal is to simply have the right kind of journal and keep some paper towels with you. After that, it’s easy to play around and get different colors, textures, and saturation levels. Make it bold and bright or soft and dreamy. Go with some salty starbursts or plastic wrap crinkles. You will love how easy it is to turn a blank white page into a vibrant splash of color with watercolors. Now that you know how quick these techniques are to accomplish, go out and try them for yourself to create your gorgeous, colorful bullet journal!
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