• Helen Colebrook

Bringing Nature into your Journal


I absolutely love this time of year, when the leaves are starting to change colour and everywhere looks so vibrant.


I recently went on a local walk and I wanted to share how I use nature to inspire the pages in my journal.


Step 1: Collect some interesting shaped leaves on your walk. Then select some different ink pads to stamp around them. To start with I'm using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, with an ink blending tool.


The journal I'm using is a standard size Travelers Notebook insert, inside a Vintage Lite cover from Start Bay Notebooks.


Step 2: Choose another leaf and a different ink colour to stamp with. This time I'm using Distress ink in Spiced Marmalade.


Step 3: Once you've finished stamping around the leaves, continue applying the ink until you have filled in the extra white space.


Step 4: Use a fineliner to draw around the outlines and make the leaves stand out. I'm using a Sakura Pigma Micron pen.


Step 5: Keep going until all of your leaves are outlined.


Step 6: Use a brush pen to add the date and heading for your journal pages. I'm using a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen, with a firm nib.


Step 7: Draw some dashed lines to represent the leaves falling from the trees.


Step 8: Add your writing inside the leaf-shaped journaling spots.


Step 9: I've used my pages to document all the things that I'm looking forward to over the coming months. It's the perfect season to get cosy and head out on some beautiful walks.


I really hoped you enjoyed this tutorial for creating some quick and simple pages in your journal.


You can also watch a video of me creating these pages down below.



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Until next time, I hope you're doing well and taking some time to get creative in your journal, Helen x

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