Hello friends! Got some spooky magic for you today! I'm going to be setting up a "halloween-esque/magical" cover page for October!
Here's what I used to create this set up (Quick disclaimer: Some of these are affiliate links!):
- Archer and Olive A5 Notebook (You can use my affiliate code WHIMSICAL10 for a discount!)
- Acrylograph Pens (Jewel and Primary)
- Black Gouache
- Pencil and Eraser
- White and Gold Gelly Roll Pens
- Circle Maker
Watch the tutorial here:
Free Printable Sticker Sheet
To help with the rest of your planning with this theme, I also have a fun little sticker sheet that you can print out right at home! Make sure your printer is set to print at A5 and you should be good to go :)
How to set up this Halloween Inspired Cover Page:
Step 1. Use a pencil to sketch
I started off by first lightly sketching out the borders of my black background and the leaves!
Step 2. Start painting the background
I first started out using the Black Acrylograph marker. This was great for tighter corners but since I wanted a more matte finish, I went over the background with black gouache paint!
Step 3. Adding colours!
I used the Pink and Green markers from the Jewel Set, and the Orange marker from the Primary set! I felt like these colours complemented each other wonderfully!
Step 4. Adding Details and Title
I used the Circle maker to draw in the Magic Crystal Ball using the Gold Gelly Roll pen. I lettered in the "October" title inside the crystal using the White Gelly Roll! I then added in a few more details such as stars and crescents all around the page.
Step 5: Clean up!
I went over some of the illustrations using a black pen to clean up any lines I may have messed up. I also went over the borders with the black marker using a ruler! I hope you enjoyed watching through the process of this monthly cover page and the free printable! If you recreate the spread or use the stickers, make sure to tag me @whimsical.doodles on Instagram so I can check it out!
Thank you for reading through!! You guys are the absolute best. Love, Nabaa