June has officially arrived. Do you have anything special planned this month? For my June Bullet Journal spread I decided to try a watercolor approach… without watercolor paint.
Yep, you read that right! Watercolor WITHOUT watercolor paint! How.. you may ask? Magic of course. I wave my magic wand over anything and it instantly takes on a watercolor effect.
But, most of you don’t have that magic wand so I’ll explain more below.
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INSPIRATION FOR JUNE BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
My inspiration this month was actually my sister. She came all the way to Hawaii to visit.. from Texas. Every SINGLE night we would bullet journal, watch BTS, and eat junk food. It was a BLAST. She was always coming up with new ideas and experimenting with watercolors. So, I combined Hawaii and watercolors!
This month I went with a watercolor look using Crayola Supertips. To do this I used a plastic paint palette and scribbled the ink on it.
NOTE: If you don’t have a paint palette you can use anything plastic or glass, or even tin to achieve this same look. In the past, I’ve used a smooth glass plate, a laminated paper, and even the glass from an old picture frame.
I then picked up the ink with a basic paint brush and applied it to my pages to create the leaves. *I recommend using a water brush if you can, this will speed up the process. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to use “watercolor markers” to get the look. They’re nice to use but you can use other waterbased markers as an alternative.
MONTHLY CALENDAR/MONTHLY LOG
I kept the monthly calendar pretty basic this time. I just kept the theme going so it all ties together.
I wish I had left the days before June 1st blank (instead of creating boxes). I could have used that space for goals or notes.
The lettering on the monthly calendar was nice and simple. I wanted to keep this month minimal with the exception of the leaves. For this calendar, I also considered making the lines gold and the numbers black.
WEEKLY CALENDAR/WEEKLY LOG
The watercolor look I used on the leaves was also done here on the weekly log. I just left a gap between the two lines and laid down my color. I then went back and outlined the green color with my Gold Posca Marker.
I wanted to keep up with a few different goals this month and keep it simple. For this goal tracker, I decided to highlight the day of the month that I made a conscious effort to achieve that specific goal.
For example, if I read…highlight. Made an effort to save money… highlight.
SUPPLIES I USED FOR THIS JUNE BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
Bullet Journal: MINIMALISM ART (120 GSM)
Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (used to outline text, create lines, months/days, and create monthly goals tracker)
Markers: TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS (used COLOR: 173 and 133 as green accent colors for the monthly goals page)
CRAYOLA SUPERTIPS 100 PACK (green markers used for leaves and lines on the weekly calendar)
Gold Ink: POSCA PAINT PEN (ULTRA-FINE) ( used on leaf stems, days of the week (weekly calendar), numbers on the monthly calendar, and text color accent for the cover page and monthly calendar).
White Gel Pen: UNIBALL SIGNO UM-153 (accent color on leaves)
Ruler: GOLD RULER —> This is not the exact ruler, I got mine at target but it appears they no longer sell it. (all line work)
BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPLIES
Mechanical Pencil: (0.5MM) PENTEL GRAPHGEAR 500 (all pre-planning outlines)
Paper Clips: JUMBO GOLD PAPER CLIPS (used in the background of photos)
Looking for more pages in your June bullet journal? Consider these:
- Summer Bucket List
- Travel Ideas
- Brain Dump
- Habit Tracker
Want more inspiration for your bullet journal layouts?
Click the image below to check out my bullet journal set up for next months July setup, and the previous month of May.
BEFORE YOU GO
Check out the YouTube Video for the June spread below!