How To: Magical October Cover Page
Hello, hello, hello! October is finally here and with it comes my favourite time of the year! Chilly weather, comfort food, baked goods, and best of all - spooky season! What's not to love about October?!
This October, I decided to change things up a little. While I absolutely adore the different fall themes going around, I went the way of a little magic! And what is more magical than the night sky!? Check out the original post here.
Want to create your own? Continue reading to the step by step process!
- Archer and Olive A5 Signature Dot Grid
- Black Acrylic paint/Markers/Favourite colouring medium
- Zig Kuretake Gold Watercolour
- Favourite paintbrush! I used this detailer brush pen.
One of the biggest reasons I absolutely love the Archer and Olive journal is that I can use pretty much any medium I want! I love using a lot of paint in my journal and it is amazing how well this the paper in these journals hold up to paint!
Step 1: Base
To create this spread, I first started off with a base layer of black acrylic paint. You could use anything here really - gouache, markers, craft paper even!
Allow to dry completely and then start adding in my favourite part - the tiny stars and moons! There isn't a set rule here on how you add these in. Feel free to add in as many or as few elements as you want. I added in stars, constellations, little crescents, and even a few crystals!
Continue doing this until you're happy with how your spread looks. I like to splatter on some gold paint as well. The key is to just have a ton of fun! These types of cover pages are my favourite - simple, easy, no fuss!
Once this is done, I added in a little strip of kraft paper with the month on it and that's it! A super quick but really fun cover page!
Head over to @whimsical.doodles to check out more spreads from this theme! If you recreate this cover page, I would absolutely love to see so remember to tag me!