Journal Spreads By Delia

watercolour style tulips painted in a bullet journal

Red Tulips 

This beautiful tulip spread is one I created specially for our Journalling club!
This spread requires a journal, watercolour paint, a pencil and a fine-tip black pen.
My journal of choice for spreads is the Premium 160gsm Dotted Journals. They are perfect for simple or more detailed spreads, as the pages handle many mediums without bleeding. (I wouldn't recommend you try using paint in any journal that is less than 120gsm - it will bleed!)
First, I sketched the tulips roughly with my pencil. Next, I painted a base colour of light red for the flowers and a wash of green for the stems and leaves. 
Once that dried, I darkened the colour with a deeper red and added some warmth with an orange wash. I also darkened the stems and leaves with a deeper green and then added some colour with a yellow wash at the tips of each leaf.
My final steps were to deepen my painting with some shadows and any final highlights.
After my paint dried, I outlined my artwork with a fine tip black pen to refine the look and wrote the month and year in the bottom right corner. 
We have themed one of our subscription boxes around this spread. In the Brushes and Blooms Jam Packed box, you get all the tools and equipment AND a video tutorial showing you step by step how to draw and paint these tulips. If you would like to see more, here Judy from Fun Mamma, kindly shared a review of her experience with this box.
Here's a beautiful Tulips painting done by one of our club members!

Blue Daily BUJO Spread

This spread may look complicated, but its actually quite easy to create.
All you need for this spread, is a journal, some blue pens of your choice, a pencil, fine-tip black pen, white pen and some craft paper.
To start this journal spread, I used a pencil to roughly draw and plan the spread. 
Next, I cut out a craft paper circle and pasted it in the top left-hand corner and write the month and year in white pen.
Using my pencil again, I sketched the wreathe of flowers around the craft paper circle before filling them in with my blue pens.
Next, I wrote all my titles, calendar and quote with my fine tip black pen and filled in the little flowers next to my days of the week with blue ink.
To add some more character and detail to the spread, I used a white floral and pastel blue washi tape, and pasted it in any spaces that were looking too empty.
As a final touch, I tore some craft paper and washi tape and decorated around my quote.  

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