Organizing your journal right and make it work for you is extremely important. All my month I separate with monthly covers that help me not to get lost in my plans and gives an opportunity for creativity and experiments with lettering in my bullet journal. I use Spring Garden JoieThings Dot Grid Notebook that has a very smooth paper texture without natural fibers what is extremely important for lettering. The high-quality paper holds ink very easy and will not bleed or ghost through the pages.
Here are some easy tips that will help you to letter monthly cover easily:
- Make a sketch
There is nothing bad about making a sketch. It allows you to see the cons and pros of your lettering and fix them until it’s not too late
- Choose the right pen
If you have concerns about what pen to use – go to our blog post “What you need to know to find the right pen for your bullet journal”. It will help you with advice.
- Write slowly
Number one rule in calligraphy: nice thin and thick strokes are the result of slow writing.
- Volume to letters after you’re done
Don’t try to add volume to your letters if you didn’t finish the whole word. Take a breath, maybe the result will surprise you even without extra lines.
- Write on a hard surface
Your writing surface must be hard because you don’t need “dancing” lines in your letters.
Here is also a small video of my lettering November to get inspiration and full process.