Hello friends, Adrienne from @studio80design here today to show you a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a crystal border in your bullet journal! Crystals are so fun and easy to draw, and they can add a beautiful embellishment to your notebook! You can add a meaningful quote inside or use it for a monthly cover page in your bullet journal!
Materials you’ll need:
- Archer & Olive A5 Signature Dot Grid Notebook
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil
- Tombow MONO Eraser
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Pentel Round Water Brush
- Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen, Black
- Sakura Metallic Gelly Pen, Silver
Use your pencil and ruler to create a diamond shape in the center of your page. To do this I drew two lines, a horizontal and vertical, that cross in the middle of the page. Make the vertical line longer and then connect the end of the lines to create the diamond shape. Then erase the horizontal and vertical lines.
With your pencil, lightly sketch out your crystal shapes on the bottom half of your diamond.
Begin to color in your crystals with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. These are great markers to use because they are water-based so you can add water to them to create a watercolor effect! Vary the colors on the crystals around your page.
Take your round water brush (or you can use a round paintbrush and water!) and blend the colors of the crystals together! The thick pages of the Archer & Olive Dot Grid Notebook are so great because you can play with many different mediums and the pages won’t be compromised!
While you wait for the crystal watercolor to dry, write in your quote in the middle with the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen.
Once your watercolor crystals have dried, the last step is to use the Silver Gelly Roll Pen to outline the diamond border and create the lines for the crystals! This really makes them pop against the color!
And that's it! Just erase any extra pencil marks around your page. Here's what my finished border looks like!
Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you loved this crystal border tutorial! For more inspiration like this, make sure to follow me @studio80design!