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Bullet journal spread

How to Doodle Your Summer Favorites in Your Bullet Journal

Hi everyone! It’s Dayna from @daynadoodles and today I’m going to show you how to doodle your favorite summer activities in your bullet journal.

Bullet journaling supplies

Supplies Needed:

Bullet journal sketch

Step 1: Sketch Your Summer Doodles

Start by sketching your summer favorites in doodle form with the STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen. I use this pencil for everything because I love how light the lead is and I don’t have to fret over erasing pencil lines. Plus, it’s smudge free! My summer favorite doodles included activities like camping, star gazing, bike riding, and more.

Bullet journal sketch

Step 2: Outline with A Fine-tipped Marker

Next, use the Zensations Technical Drawing Pen in 0.1mm to write over the title and doodles. These fine-point marker pens are perfect for writing, sketching, or outlining in various sizes. I always outline in 0.1mm because I like the look of thin wispy lines, but I always have the option to go bolder with these drawing pens with the other point sizes.

Bullet journaling

Once you are done outlining, erase the pencil lines with the eraser from the STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen. Don’t worry about smudging the ink or the pencil lines because the ink is smudge-free!

Colored sketch in a bullet journal

Step 3: Add Color to Your Doodles

Now it’s time for the fun part—coloring in your doodles! I used several different materials for this, but I started coloring with Mildliner Highlighters (one of my essential bullet journal tools).I like to switch between the dual-tip ends because the fine tip is perfect for coloring in the tiny spaces whereas the highlighter tip is perfect for broad strokes. I also used Mildliner Brush Pens to gradually shade in the doodles.

Colored sketch in bullet journal

Next, I colored in the stars with the Zensations Metallic Brush Penin Gold for a fun shimmer look. I also used the Funwari Brush Penin Gray on the camping tent after shading it in with the Gray Mildliner Highlighter. I like the contrast between the light gray from the Mildliner Highlighters and the dark gray from the Funwari Brush Pen.

Bullet journaling

I like to experiment when creating so I used the Zensations Technical Colored Pencils as a base shade for the lemonade. It gives a cool blended look when coloring over it in the Mildliner Highlighters and Mildliner Brush Pens.

Doodles in a bullet journal

Step 4: Add the Final Touches

With the Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen in Dark Green, I added a finishing touch to the turtle to bring a pop of color and different texture to it. I love using these gel pens as a final touch to my drawings. They are so fun and come in so many different colors from light to dark!

Summer-themed bullet journal

Finally, I added some finishing touches to the drawings with the Zensations Technical Pen in 0.1mm.

Summer favorites in a bullet journal

Then I decided to add a shadow to the title! I used the Gray Mildliner Brush Pento give it a cool effect while keeping it minimal so as not to take away from the drawings.

Bullet journal

And there you have it! A super easy and fun bullet journal spread to create for the summer. I hope this brings some inspiration and creativity to your own bullet journal spreads. For more bullet journaling inspiration, check out How to Create a Bullet Journal Key/Legend.

 

Ways to Document Your Summer #adZENtures

We’re often left with so many memories from vacations, trips, or fun summer days that we want to look back on and share with friends and family. With summer coming to a close and for all of your future memories awaiting you, don’t forget about them, document them! Here are some creative new ways to document your #adZENtures!

Postcards

If you like to travel or explore new places, postcards are a great way to document your summer adZENtures. Just pick up a postcard from the gift shop or convenience store. For a fun, new twist on this old-school activity, write down the date and a memory from that day. For longer trips, do this each day. At the end of the trip or at the end of the summer, punch a hole through the corner of each post card and keep them together on a binder ring. You’ll have a booklet of postcards and memories of your adZENtures to look back on whenever you want!

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is another old-school activity making its comeback as a great way to document your summer adZENtures. Collect photos, diary excerpts, concert, movie, and game tickets from your favorite summer adZENtures, then put them together into a scrapbook. Mark the dates and memories on the back of each scrapbook page so you can relive your summer adZENtures forever.

Travel Journal

Another way to document your summer adZENtures is through keeping a travel journal. Big trip or small, take your journal with you wherever you go and write down what you did that day! If you go on trips often, you could keep a travel journal for each, individual trip.

Story Journaling

A story journal is an innovative way to document all those small summer adZENtures! Keep a journal of stories that you want to look back on and laugh about or relive in the future. Any story worth remembering should go into your story journal this summer!

Sketchbooking

Sketchbooking is for the artists or people who love to draw! Sketch a scene of your summer adZENtures or draw a picture to tell the story of your day. Sketch-booking creates visuals that can take you back to your favorite summer adZENtures.

 

Featured image by: @lyrical.bujo