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Brush Lettering with Helen Colebrook

Brush lettering is a great way to add a creative touch to your journal pages. With such a lovely selection of brush pens to choose from you are bound to find something that suits your own personal style. I use brush lettering to add quotes or headings to lots of my pages and it’s also a really great way to make certain words stand out.

Helen Colebrook1

For these pages I used STABILO Pen 68 brush pens for both the heading lettering and for creating stripes on my pages. I used some thin strips of washi tape down the edges of my page to help create neat edges on my lines. I use these types of pages to document a few things that have happened each day, along with keeping notes of anything that springs to mind.

Helen Colebrook2

In my daily journal I like to get really creative. On these pages I have used stamping, old book pages, a pressed flower and paint splatters. I then used a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen with a firm nib to add a quote to my page.

Helen Colebrook3

Brush pens are perfect for creating bold headings on your page that really stand out. I used a Zebra Mildliner brush pen for this journal spread. I use these pages for documenting things I am proud of, along with planning content for my YouTube channel, blog posts and deadlines for client projects.

Helen Colebrook4

When I set up my bullet journal for a new month, I always like to include a cover page. For me it helps to symbolise a new chapter and I try to pick a quote that fits in perfectly with how I’m feeling at that time. For this quote I used a Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen.

Helen Colebrook5

In my creative journal I use all sorts of media and techniques. For the lettering in these pages I used a nib holder, Nikko G nib and Pilot Iroshizuku ink. There are lots of gorgeous colours to choose from that will fit in with any colour scheme you choose.

I hope this has given you some ideas for how you could incorporate lettering in your own journals.

11 August 2020


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