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Hand Lettering Months and Days in your Bullet Journal | Free Lettering Worksheet!

by Ambassador Team 30 Dec 2023 1 comment

There are multiple creative ways to be lettering the names of the months and the weekdays for your creative bullet journal. And it could be so much fun creating the minimalist, productive and creative weekly layouts. For me, it is special to take time working on the monthly cover pages whilst having the quick and simple weekly spreads.

Hi again, I am Naina, also known as @twitcherwrites on social media. You can also find me and my work at www.twitcherwrites.com

Focus of this blog is to share with you creative layouts and different ways to write or handletter the days of the week and the months. It’ll be great to follow along on the worksheets provided to observe the different styles we will practise today. Plus you can easily incorporate them in your journal more so, as I will also include the photos of some spreads which I find inspiring and will get your creativity flowing!

 Download Printable Here!

lettering Printable

Weekly Spreads

I recommend starting with the first printable, days of the week, to practise a basic lettering style you can use for the weekdays (a.k.a. weeklies). You can use the Calliographs, the small brush tip side for the following worksheet.

weekly spread idea

How to use the practice sheet:-

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the basic lettering strokes, I am going to explain the two main strokes of lettering in a few seconds to get you started.

  1. Thick Downstroke &
  2. Thin Upstroke

Meaning, when the brush pen goes down we apply more pressure for thicker strokes and when it goes up we apply less pressure for thin and fine upstrokes. I recommend using the Dual Tip Calliographs Brush Pens, using the small brush tip. As shown in the worksheet, each arrow pointing upwards represents an upstroke and each arrow pointing downwards represents a downstroke.

practice sheet in use

In the second worksheet, you can practise a few different styles for your weeklies. In the first column, using the Calliographs, you should apply the same thick and thin strokes technique. You can practise the shorter version of the days of the week. And in the second column, using a monoline pen or Acrylographs , you should write freehand. This could be a good way to get a bit creative with the third column with different ways to write the days of the week using both Calliographs and Acrylographs. You can also use your own imagination to create a few more styles that you relate to. If you are ‘temporarily’ out of ideas, you can always refer to this worksheet.

worksheet in use

Time to move on to the third practice sheet. We should be using the same thick downstroke and thin upstroke technique, practice lettering the names of the months using Calliographs small brush tip. At the end, I have added a faux calligraphy alphabet lettering sheet. You can form any alphabet using the Acrylographs by referring to this worksheet. In Faux Calligraphy, use Acrylographs and double the downstrokes for a brush pen lettering effect without using a brush pen. I personally love using this technique on my blackout journals with Acrylographs as the colours are so opaque and stunning on black. (Picture 4)

using the worksheet

Using them in your journal

Just a personal bullet journaling tip I use. I always start by sketching out with a pencil as it lets me see if everything fits in my journal as I planned. Similarly, when you are happy with the sketching part, you can go ahead with your pens. You can always incorporate the lettering styles we just practised and use them in your weekly layouts. Below are some images of the weekly spreads from my journal which in my opinion are minimalistic and easy to make when you are short on time.

weekly spread 1
weekly spread 2
weekly spread 3
weekly spread 4
weekly spread 5
weekly spread 6
weekly spread 7

Monthly Spreads

Below I will be sharing some of my favourite monthly cover pages. I have used Calliographs for a quick monthly cover and Acrylographs, using faux calligraphy in most of my cover pages which takes a bit longer than a brush pen project but the results are stunning. You can choose here how you want to work on your cover pages, for me they are my creative outlet and I take my time creating them. Let us know which one is your favourite from the monthly covers I am sharing below.

(Pictures of monthly cover pages)

Monthly spread idea 1
Monthly spread idea 1
Monthly spread idea 3
Monthly spread idea 4
Monthly spread idea 5
Monthly spread idea 6

Learning a few lettering styles can really elevate your whole page. The worksheets I provided will hopefully help you with a good start. As always, I am sure you will improvise further in many different ways. Below is the video on the same topic which you will find helpful to further understand everything we just discussed. If you like to see more from me, follow me @twitcherwrites

And for more journaling inspiration checkout these other amazing posts below

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Hope you had fun learning, creating and finding inspiration with me today. I will see you next time with more creative projects.


Naina

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15 Jan 2024 Beautifulmadre
Thanks for sharing I love this idea

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