Painting In Your Bullet Journal

Posted by Bonnie Kuhl on

Painting, journaling, and planning go hand in hand for me. I wanted to design a notebook that allowed you to do all three. Archer and Olive dot grid journals have thick pages, which make painting (and journaling) a breeze. Get inspired with these three ways you can add paint to your dot grid journal.



Painting in your bullet journal

1. Add a colorful floral header

Use gouache or watercolor to add a colorful floral header. While you can add paint to the entire page, sometimes it's nice to just add a simple floral accent.  




Painting in your bullet journal

2. Black and white

We recently released our blackout book - so if you're looking for a book with all black pages, you should check it out. But if you only want to include a page or two with a black background, gouache is a great medium to use in your Archer and Olive journal. 


When painting an entire background black, place a sheet of cardstock behind your page, so black paint doesn't get on the edges of other pages. 

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3. Black with color

Use a flat brush and black gouache to coat the entire page, and allow a few minutes for drying. Once the page is completely dry, begin adding other paint (or gel pens!) on top.  


  • Yes! In fact, our new Acrylograph Pens are acrylic paint. :-) It does very well with our paper.

    Nicole on

  • Can acrylic paint be used in A&E journals?

    Haley on

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