September! I can already smell the pumpkin spice latte and my beloved fall candles from Bath and Body Works in. For this September Bullet Journal, I used fall colors with a minimalist design. It’s subtle, but lets you know that FALL IS HERE.
I used watercolors for my September bullet journal and incorporated a cover page, monthly calendar/log, weekly calendar/log, brain dump, and a gratitude page.
I would like to note that I am not a professional watercolor artist. However, no one ever starts out as a professional. So… don’t let this hold you back. Have fun and try new things!
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INSPIRATION FOR MY APRIL BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
Fall! Living in Hawaii for the past 3ish years has left me with no fall weather, boots with leggings, changing leaves, and anything else related to fall. I’m not complaining that I live in Hawaii but there are some things that I do miss. Now I just crank up the AC, put on my fall sweater that’s been hidden away, light a candle, and grab my pumpkin spice latte!
Fall is my happy place!
I went with a watercolor background for my cover pages using different shades of yellow, red, and orange. I used black lettering over the background and added a white accent next to each letter for contrast.
For the background, I wet the page and used a circular motion to apply each color. After I was happy with my result I dried the page using a heat gun (no heat gun? just let it air dry). I then added a second layer using the same technique. After everything was completely dry I went in with my Copic Multi Liner (Brush) for the lettering.
*All supplies linked below.
Using the same watercolors I used for the cover page I accented my monthly calendar. The calendar layout is pretty simple with a pop of color. I really like the watercolor surrounding each letter representing the day of the week.
Add sections to your monthly calendar that you think will benefit you throughout the month.
You can make an area dedicated to the following:
- Things to order online
- Renew this month
*MISTAKE: The month of September starts on Sunday NOT Monday.
The weekly calendar is my most utilized page in my bullet journal each month. I can write SO MUCH information, which is great for those busy weeks.
For this weekly calendar, I created a box for each day of the week and used a black ribbon with white ink representing the day of each month. The rectangle uses the same watercolor technique I used throughout this monthly spread showing the day of the week.
Of course, I had to include my monthly “Brain Dump” page. What else am I going to do with all these thoughts and Ideas? This page is always full at the end of each month.
Do you use a brain dump page? I know some people prefer to put their notes and ideas on their phone.
The gratitude page. This is the first time I’ve used this page in my bullet journal. So, I thought I would give it a try, I’m hoping to think in a more positive way and appreciate everything, person, and opportunity I have. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up on the things we don’t have, versus the things we do have.
Have you used a gratitude page in your bullet journal? How did it work for you? If a gratitude journal isn’t your thing check out my post on Bullet Journal Goals for inspiration.
Supplies for my 2019 September Bullet Journal Setup
Some of the supplies below may be linked to bundles. This is due to availability and prices when buying individually.
Bullet Journal: SEQES (160 GSM)
Watercolors: GANSAI TAMBI
(Colors: #32, #33, #43, #44)
Waterbrush Pens: PENTEL AQUASH
Black Fineliner 1: STABILO FINELINER
Black Fineliner 2: COPIC MULTI LINER 1.0
Stencil: 20 PCS STENCIL SET (circles on the monthly calendar)
Brush Pen 1: PENTEL SIGN TOUCH PEN (black- days of the week)
White Gel Pen: UNI-BALL SIGNO UM-151
BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPLIES
Mechanical Pencil: (0.5MM) PENTEL GRAPHGEAR 500 (all pre-planning outlines)
Eraser 1: GENERAL TRI-TIP
This wraps up my September bullet journal! Thanks for making it this far! Watch the video and pin this for later.
BEFORE YOU GO
Check out the YouTube Video on this month’s spread below!
Note: for those of you who watched the video above please leave some sort of feedback (in the YouTube comments, or the comments below) I would like to know how I can make my videos better for YOU. I would also like any other suggestions you have.
Want more inspiration for your bullet journal layouts?
Click the image below to check out my bullet journal set up for August.
A few more layouts I suggest checking out are: