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Bullet Journal Monthly Theme: Shoes + FREE PRINTABLE COLORING PAGE

by Guest Blogger 31 May 2021 0 Comments

Hi loves! It's Kate from @journalwithkate on Instagram! I'm back with another fun Copic theme. Last time I wrote about using Copic markers in your bullet journal, I did a coffee theme. This time I did a shoe theme! Gosh! You'll be having so much fun with a shoe theme! 

I did a shoe theme for March. I especially love how the coverpage turned out! 

I've created the shoe illustrations with the following supplies: 

  • Archer and Olive Notebook:  Here I'm using the A5 Moon Flowers dot grid notebook. It is my favorite A5 journal to date! Click on this link or use code KATE10 to save money on your order! These notebooks are perfect if you’re looking for pages that don’t ghost or bleed! 
  • Pencil and eraser:  I used a pencil and an eraser to sketch out the illustration. 
  • Fineliners: I used the Copic Multiliner in the sizes 0.05 and 0.8 for the borders and 0.05 for outlining the sketch. 
  • Coloring: For the base layer I used my favorite markers: my beloved Copic markers! For the finer details I used my favorite colored pencils: The Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. 

Ready for some shoe theme inspo? I hope these inspire you to create your own shoe theme!



Watch this video to see how I created the shoe coverpage. 

Bleeding & ghosting

You're probably wondering if the Copics bleed through the pages. Yes! They do!. Copics are alcohol markers, so the bleeding is inevitable. I used to glue two pages together to hide the bleeding. But now I actually appreciate the bleeding! I love how it looks. I get to enjoy my art in two different forms. The "original" and a more abstract one! 

Download a FREE shoe template printable here! You can either use it as a coloring page or a reference page! Either way, have fun!


I hope you find this blogpost helpful and you'll start creating your own shoe theme! I'd really love to see what you create, so tag me (@journalwithkate) and @archerandolive on Instagram. Good luck and have fun! 


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