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All The Inspiration You Need To Get Started With Your Acrylograph Pens + 17 Examples

by Hayley Remde 26 Oct 2020 0 Comments

Hey again! It’s Hayley here (@hayleyremdeart on Instagram), and today I want to share with you some amazing bullet journal spreads using the new Archer and Olive Acrylograph pens!

Whilst they’ve only been released for a few months, there are already so many amazing creations using them! To celebrate the launch of two new Acrylograph colour packs - Warm Fall and Cool Fall – I thought it would be fun to share a selection of spreads, lettering and illustrations all made with them to show you just what they can do. So, if you’re on the fence about buying them, or want some inspiration for when yours arrive – keep on reading!

Acrylograph pens

Recommended Supplies:

  • Acrylographs - The new pens from Archer and Olive with acrylic ink. Perfect for an opaque finish on the black paper.
  • Archer & Olive Journal – The lovely and thick pages have no bleeding or ghosting, so you get a clean start for every spread! They also have a variety of paper colours (white, Kraft, Blackout or even all three!), which all work perfectly with the Acrylographs!
  • Pencil – To carefully plan out your ideas so you can make sure your spread has everything you need.



Acrylograph journal doodles

[Image by @archerandolive on Instagram]

First off, we have to start with the queen herself. Bonnie, the creator of Archer and Olive makes the prettiest patterns with the Acrylograph pens. If you need inspiration – especially for what colours to pair together – head over to the Archer and Olive Instagram page!



Fall bucket list spread

[Image by @mashaplans on Instagram]

Masha always creates the best spreads, and for this one she used acrylographs in the most perfect autumnal colours for the header of this fall activities spread!



September cover

[Image by @mochibujo on Instagram]

This September spread by Hedda is absolutely stunning. I love the layout of the patterns across the page, all tied together with some gorgeous lettering! Such a lovely idea for a bullet journal cover page!



Weekly spread

[Image by @lesspreciousart on Instagram]

This weekly spread by Aleeza is extremely eye-catching! The lined pattern is super effective, and so fun on the black paper.



Polaroid weekly spread

[Image by @raesdailypage on Instagram]

This Polaroid spread by Rae is simply stunning! I love how they created mini landscapes with the acrylograph pens. You can even see her full set up here.



October monthly spread

[Image by @erinflotodesigns on Instagram]

Erin is absolutely killing it in the blackout journal lately. She incorporates the acrylographs into her spreads a lot, but I especially loved this topographic map theme she did. So original!



Monthly spread

[Image by @mela.oodles on Instagram]

I'm absolutely in love with all the details in this spread by Melanie! She used a gorgeous mix of white and Kraft paper, showing of the capabilities of the acrylographs on both paper types. And I just love the colours she used!



October cover page

[Image by @whimsical.doodles on Instagram]

Nabaa's style is absolutely mesmerising, and I love everything she creates. This October spread is so striking with the acrylographs contrasting against the black and white paper!



Autumn wishlist spread

[Image by @reflectwithraksha on Instagram]

Raksha's bullet journal style is really gorgeous. I especially loved her simple line drawing monthly theme. The abstract shapes created with the acrylographs really completed each spread!



Moth illustrations

[Image by @curlyfish_art on Instagram]

How amazing are these moth illustrations by Carolyn!? I just love how all the different colour pairings, and also how detailed and vibrant they are. It makes me want to get out my acrylographs and try it out!!



Portrait drawing

[Image by @lafondari on Instagram]

Lafondari has been creating the most gorgeous portraits lately. Here's one she made with the acrylographs. Isn't is just stunning!?



Weekly spread

[Image by @happy_skull_planner on Instagram]

Happy_skull_planner is creating some really vibrant and unique spreads over on their instagram, including this super neat weekly spread. I love how they created the boxes for each day with the acrylograph pens. And such a gorgeous mix of colours!



Exercise doodles

[Image by @doyousalut on Instagram]

Marsha said she has been really loving the acrylograph pens lately. This spread of different fitness doodles was created entirely with the pens, and it makes me want to get motivated to exercise more!



Quote page

[Image by @lifebywhitney on Instagram]

One thing the acrylographs are perfect for is lettering. If you love lettering too, you really need to check out Whitney's amazing work! You'll never struggle to find what to letter on that first page ever again.



Floral illustrations

[Image by @hayleyremdeart on Instagram]

You can also make fun bold patterns on all types of paper. See this blog for a tutorial on how this spread was made!

Disney painting

[Image by @hayleyremdeart on Instagram]

And finally, here’s an example from me on how you can incorporate the acrylographs into your spreads alongside other mediums. Here I used them to draw in the castle over the gouache background.


Overall, always remember all bujo’s are beautiful!  I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for what the Acrylograph pens are really capable of. If I have, I would love to see, so tag me on Instagram (@hayleyremdeart) and use #hayleyremdeinspired to get the chance to get your creations featured in my stories!

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