2021 BuJo – August themePosted: July 31, 2021 Filed under: Bullet Journal, Dingbat notebooks, Hand lettered, perfect pairing | Tags: Bullet Journal, Dingbats notebook, Papertrey ink, Staedtler watercolour brush pens, Tsukineko Memento inks 5 Comments
This might be a first, having my month theme set up and ready to share before the month has even started! I wanted to include butterflies as the garden has been attracting quite a few. I’ve been enjoying both blooms and wings.
I masked the circle with an ‘express-it mask it sheet then stamped butterflies and flowers from the PB ‘perfect pairings’ set with soft stone ink. Before colouring I added memento summer sky ink with a blending brush.
As I did the last two months I used markers to colour the flowers and butterflies; I am still new to (non-blended) colouring with markers. Usually when I use markers for colouring I add a little ink then blend it with water to fill a space. As the bullet journal pages do not handle water in the same way as watercolour paper I’ve avoided water blending.
On both the title page and list page I filled the wings with blue first then added all the details over the top with black and white gel pens. I switched to a pilot fineliner to do the numbers and lettering.
After prepping my August pages with flowers and butterflies it is time I headed out to my garden and did some real life tidying up. Thanks for dropping by.
Lovely work. Can you believe we are in August already?
Actually no, what is happening!?
This August BJ page is so pretty Heather and l love the rich blue of the butterflies and the lovely pink flowers and the blue echoed softly in the background, and also the circle shape looks fantastic. Your wish and to do list page lookw great with another blue butterfly, and I love that you put the numbers at an angle so arty and perfect. x
How beautiful this is- so eye appealing. Love the butterfly theme and the soft blue background. Your calligraphy just makes me sigh- so perfectly done.
[…] or leaves? I die-cut a surround circle mask to protect most of the page, a technique I used in August, April and January. I cut leaf masks from post-it notes using the ‘autumn jewels’ dies […]