hey everybody hope you're having a great start to your new year today I'm going to be setting up my 2019 that bullet journal which I am so excited to finally do I've been looking forward to setting up this journal for a while every year I get a new journal and I've had the loose term 1917 journal for the past three years ever since I started bullet journaling so I decided to get it again because I am so used to using this journal and I love it so much so I stuck with the same brand and I just got it in gray this time which has always been one of my favorite colors I know that's kind of weird but I love love gray so this year I wanted to decorate the front of my cover so I'm actually going to be using my heat embossing tools to do that I don't want to do it with ink cuz sometimes it may scratch off so I'm going to go in with my Versamark er which is kind of like a glue pen and then I'm going to take my Ranger embossing powder and gold and I'm just gonna sprinkle that on top so I'm gonna put a lot of this powder on because I can always reuse it I'm just going to make sure I cover all the spots with the glue on it so I'm just gonna top that back and forth and then I'm just going to take a any really paint brush that doesn't have anything on it and I'm just gonna wipe away the excess and I like to do this over a white piece of paper because I can easily just fold it up and put it back into the bottle now I'm just gonna add a little bit of detail by wiping away some of the gold with my pencil I'm just using it without the LED in it and it just makes it a little bit more detailed and now it's time to take my heat emboss err the one that I use is by paper source but there's a ton of different ones out there but this one just is the one that works for me and I'm just gonna kind of go over all of the gold embossing powder that I put on and I'm going to make sure that it's all melt I absolutely love this part of heat embossing it's so satisfying to do and right after you can rub your fingers over it and it doesn't scratch off so I just love this method of adding a little bit of gold or metallics to my journal alright so now that the covers done we can open it up and I'm going to start planning my pages so first things first I got write my name on the front page of my new journal and the next pages after that are just kind of like table of contents pages that you can fill out later but I'm going to start on the first blank page and I'm going to bring out my little typewriter stamps these are one of my favorite buys from the year they are so cute and they're super easy to just put together and make words with and I use the color box archival ink with it because it doesn't fade over time so I'm just gonna dip that in and I'm going to write 2019 on my front cover I just wanted to do something really simple on the first page and I thought this was the perfect way to do it also if you didn't notice I'm putting all the products I use in that little bar that shows up every once in a while but in the description of the video I'll have all the links to all these products I mentioned so that you guys can easily find them but yeah this is my cute and simple first page of my book journal so last year I made a painting and a calendar for my first couple pages of my bullet journal and I wanted to do the same for this one so I'm going to bring out some extra just mixed media paper and I'm actually gonna be trying something new I've never used washed paint before I've seen other artists use it and their paintings always turn out so bright and beautiful so I'm going to try that out for this painting just to kind of try something new and I just got some cheapo artist soft brushes from Michaels and you can find them on Amazon I don't want to use my nice watercolor brushes for this because they're not meant for that so I'm just going to use these and I'm getting this little plastic paint palette and I'm just going to put whatever colors look interesting to me I got the 24 count and so the 10 count gouache set because I wanted to try out all the different colors and I wanted to have options but yeah so far it looks really beautiful and I'm just gonna take out my little water bowl so that I can wash off my brushes and then we're gonna start painting and I am using this washi tape to kind of put a border around my painting I'd probably suggest using a tape that's meant for this instead because sometimes it lifts the paper up a little bit but if you don't have special tape to do that then you can just use washi tape and peel it up very gently so I'm just going in with a bunch of different blue and teal colors at this point I have no idea where I'm going with this painting usually I kind of have an idea of what I'm gonna but at this point I'm just kind of trying the gouache out and seeing how to kind of work with it but yeah as you can see I just kind of wiped that whole thing away and then I came up with an idea to do a moon in the middle so I just took my Posca white paint pen and I'm just gonna fill in the center of that circle with some white gouache last year if you didn't notice I was kind of obsessed with drawing stars and the moon and so I kind of wanted to do the theme around that for this year so I'm just starting out with a simple moon and I'm noticing that gouache is really really thick and it's a lot different from watercolor it's really nice though because if you put a layer down that you're not happy with you can easily just layer right over top of it since the paint is so thick so now I'm just doing little white splatters for stars around the moon and after that I'm just going to put a little bit more detail into my moon so now my moon painting is done I just waited for it to dry it before pilling up the tape and I'm just making sure to be very careful while doing this so that the paper doesn't rip or anything some of my goals for this year are to tie a bunch of new things whether it be an art or different hobbies that I haven't really tried so I thought doing this gouache painting for the first painting of my bullet journal would be the perfect way to start out my journal okay so now I have scanned my painting and I sent it over to my iPad into a app called procreate and I'm just using the studio brush pen to do the lettering for the painting and I wanted to write the word dream on it because it kind of goes along with the starry moon theme and I'm just going to send that over to my computer and print it out I have the printer scanner that I use link down below in my description but it's called the Canon MX and it works really well for me so I've been using it for like the past a couple of years now and I just used my handy paper cutter to cut out the painting and now I'm going to start the other side of the page which is going to be the calendar and I kind of want it to match with the theme so I'm going to go for a kind of like starry theme first I'm going to bring out my decadent pies of watercolor palette I've been loving this palette lately they have some really really pretty colors but my favorite both of the blue colors which I'm going to use for the lettering of the months so now I'm just going to take out my laser ruler which I love while doing calligraphy on paintings or any artwork that I'm doing I hate putting pencil lines on my paper and then having to erase the lines so this is the perfect thing to kind of get around that doing lettering with watercolor and a paintbrush is actually pretty difficult I can't usually do this with just any paintbrush the one that I'm using is the only one that I can really letter with it's the ones that are Newton I think it's the size one paintbrush and it's the only one that works for me to do lettering so if you're having trouble with it it's not just you don't worry another thing you can do is get the watercolor brush pens that they sell at the store and you can dip that in some of your watercolor and do it that way whatever works the best for you and so I just wrote 2019 on top but I kind of hated the lettering so I'm actually going to redo it later when I scan it to my computer but it works for now so I'm just going to do a bunch of stars around the outside and doing it with some black pen and some gold pen to kind of get some shine in it too and then I'm basically done with this little calendar I love the look of the watercolor lettering and I kind of tried to make sure that some of the letters were a little bit different from the ones next to it by either adding a little bit more color or a little bit water and then of course I had to use the gold in there too to make it a little shiny but yeah I love how both of these paintings turned out and I actually ran out of my tombow dual sided tape I usually would use it to paste it in but it's coming in literally tomorrow so gonna have to wait one more day because it's my favorite tape to use and I don't want to use like real tape but yeah I love how these two pages go together and I'll actually have them both in my Etsy shop by the time this video goes up so you can find them there if you want to hang it on your wall or put it in your journal as well so now I'm going to start some new pages and last year I did this little monthly I don't know what you would call it like kind of like a log of each month and the days that go along with it just so that I can put any important dates that I want to see coming up on these two pages oh yeah I think I called it a future log last year yeah so this will be my future log for this year and each one of those little circles I did with my eco line watercolor brush pens which I've been really loving lately they have these little sets that are really cute that I got from I think from Amazon and they are just the perfect way to put on a little bit of color without breaking out my whole watercolor palette every time and I'm just writing each month with my uniball white Sigma pen and I'm gonna do this on both pages that this page is going to be kind of like a galaxy theme the first year I used a future log I loved it and I used it all the time and for some reason my past journal I didn't really use it at all I think I just kind of forgot about it but the Sierra I want to actually be able to use it so so that I can reference any important dates I need to remember and also it's kind of a cool way to see all of the different things that happened in one year so now I'm going to do this page which is going to be kind of like a blush a floral page and these are like the two themes that I tend to gravitate towards to either florals or kind of like a starry night kind of theme so I wanted to use those both for my set up and to do the lettering for each month I used my favorite brush pens that I like to do for simple brush lettering and they're called the tombow food oh no Sookie brush pens I think they're definitely one of the best brush pens to use when you're first starting out lettering and they're just so simple and crisp and I just love them a lot all right so I'm just finishing up my future log and then I'm going to move on to at the next pages so I don't expect to use these pages a lot so I'm not going to put a ton of time into them but it's always nice to write out whatever goals I have for the year and kind of be able to reference back to them if I need to or if I want to kind of get some inspiration so I'm going to make this page and on the right side I'm going to do a bucket list page of maybe places I want to go or things I want to do so yeah these two pages I'm not putting a ton of time and effort into I'm just gonna make it really simple all right and those are all the pages I'm doing for my 2019 initial bullet journal set up now I'm going to get into my planning of January and I want to do a little bit of watercolor and a little bit of gouache so I'm going to take my Payne's gray watercolor tube and I'm going to use that with a little bit of the blues from the palette I used before and I'm just going to coat the entire paper with this and you guys know I love my blues and my Gray's so I wanted to do my first painting of January at with these colors and I'm actually going to take out that paper sourced heat embossing tool that I used before and I'm going to use it to dry out the paint a little bit so that I don't have to wait a ton of time for it to dry and this is how the painting turned out before I do the gouache part of it so now I'm going to take out my washes again and I'm actually using this clear paint palette this time it's hard to use this paint palette with watercolors but it's really good for saturated paints like gouache so I wanted to do some roses for my painting and I want to make them a little bit messy not super detailed or anything but I definitely struggled with this first rose because I'm not super familiar with gouache yet so I don't really know how the texture goes down but it's super thick and you can definitely layer it but sometimes it can get a little bit too layered so I kind of wiped off a layer and started fresh and I'm kind of getting the hang of it as I go and I'm trying to use definitely like some darker purples and reds to fill in the shadows of the petals I chose to do more messy looking roses because I knew I would be way too stressed how if I was trying to make a rose look perfect and super detailed this is my first time using gouache so I didn't want to get too ahead of myself so I'm just having fun with it and I'm kind of learning as I go so I'm just finishing up my last rose and then I'm going to take some black paint and I'm going to go in and do some of the petals for the roses and for some reason my camera start recording at one point but I made this mistake on the left side you'll see in a second where I did like a big blob basically and I just covered it up with another rose gouache is like really really thick so just went right over it and I didn't have to worry about it but yeah that's the good thing about using gouache opposed to watercolors watercolors is kind of hard to layer without seeing the underneath part of it so it was really easy just to fix that little mistake and now I'm just using another small black brush pen and I'm just doing some little wispies and details and this is how my flower painting turned out so now just like with the other painting I sent it to my iPad and I'm going to add the lettering in for January as well as the little calendar at the bottom so I'm going to do that and I already have the calendar set up so usually I just paste it in there but yeah digitizing all of my artwork this year has been a great way to be able to keep my original paintings intact I just love keeping the originals without the lettering on top so I like putting it into procreate and doing it this way so now I just hit the little share icon and I'm air dropping it to my computer and I'm printing it out and it actually turned out really really beautiful as a print I was kind of worried that the gouache wouldn't come up kind of like as textured as the original but the scanner actually did a really good job of capturing all the details so before I pasted that painting into my journal I'm going to do the important date section that kind of goes along with it I do this every single time and I just have been loving it so I'm going to make this little important date section that will kind of match it on the other side of the page and I'm just going in with the same colors that I used before and then I'm going to use the same as wash paint that I was using as well and I'm going to just do a cute little rose in the corner to match the original and once I finished adding all the small little details this is how my little roses turned up I'm so glad that I got to try gouache for the first time and I definitely want to paint with it some more and maybe learn some tips and different things about gouache so that I can get better at it as with anything I just need to keep practicing and learning from others I'm probably going to watch a few YouTube tutorials or some Skillshare classes on it but yeah now I'm just printing out this print to go right next to my calendar but yeah these two calendars will also be in my shop as well by the time this video goes up and I'll have them in any month you guys want or in blank so you guys can check that out if you're interested and that is my final setup for 2019 I'll definitely post more of my January pages on my Instagram and I'll also flip through all of them like usual in my next month's video but before that I will be putting up my 2018 bullet journal flip through so if you guys are interested in seeing all my pages from my last year's journal that video will be up very very soon so yeah I hope you guys enjoyed this video and I'll see you in the next one

2019 Bullet Journal Setup + January Plan with Me!
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23 thoughts on “2019 Bullet Journal Setup + January Plan with Me!

  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    I feel so untalented with my bullet journal. wow how to be u girl. cant even do a fake calligraphy. send help

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    '' Hope you're having a great start to your new year.''…..

    *sits in the corner and cries… *

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    greatly impressed. its beautiful.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    I actually did do embossing before.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Seeing the embossing powder come to life… my heart <3. Not gonna lie … I didn't know what embossing was until this video so thank you ^-^ For Another Expensive Habit <3!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    wish i could make something cute like this but my hands are too shaky 😭

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Are you future me? I love galaxies,flowers and journals! I'm not as organized as you though lol

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    WoW 💞💖💞.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    imagine being this artistically talented bc i cant

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    U are so good at ittt!!!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    I’m good at this with my highlighter I can write nicer with it too!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    A laser level is basic for 'i dont believe in earthquakes or animal friends.''…. tf? How rich do you have to be to never use an eraser. I'm sorry im so poor?

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    This is great. Especially nice to see how all the different supplies perform on paper since you used such a big variety. One question. What type of pen do you prefer for your everyday/writing in your journal?

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    A laser for lines?! #mindblown

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    22 years it took me to build up confidence in my own talents, 20 minute video later… "I am useless."

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    How are you so talented??💖

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    The gouache was thick because it's not meant to be used like acrylic paint. It is meant to be used more similarly to watercolor. Gouache is like a thicker more opaque watercolor. It's meant to be watered down.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Actually gouache works best with watercolor brushes and you can add water to the gouache bc it's basically an opaque watercolor

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Gorgeous handwriting. U should a video on how to write sooooo good. Really gorgeous handwriting

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    That palette is a mess yet so look so good. 😍🎨

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Amazing!!!!! Had to subscribe not to miss a video ever!!
    I didnt even fast foward or got bored a single moment!

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