• Helen Colebrook

Create a Gratitude Journal Page


Gratitude Journal Page Tutorial

In this blog post I am going to share with you a really fun and easy tutorial to create a gratitude page in your journal. I truly believe that taking the time to notice the good things can really help to put you in a more positive frame of mind.


Along with setting up the journal pages, I will also be sharing some fun doodles and faux calligraphy with you along the way.


*You can click on the individual images to enlarge them.



Step 1: Write out the heading "Gratitude" along the top of your journal page. I am using a Steadtler pigment liner with a 0.1 nib. Next draw an extra line each time your pen was coming in a downwards direction on the page.

Step 2: Now ink in the spaces between the downward lines to create a beautiful faux calligraphy effect.

Step 3: To doodle some really simple roses, draw a circular shape slowly moving outwards, almost like a snail shell shape.



Step 4: Doodle two simple leaves coming out of the side of each rose.

Step 5: Draw a box with two lines around your heading.

Step 6: Next, add some colour to the roxes and box frame. I am using Zebra Mildliner brush pens.



Step 7: For the next step, it's a good idea to put some thin strips of washi tape down the side of your journal page, but this isn't essential.

Step 8: Next, use your brush pens to add lines down your journal page. I alternated between two different colours.

Step 9: When you peel the washi tape away, you will be left with beautifully neat edges.



Step 10: Add three boxes to the top of your right-hand journal page. This is where you can record the three things you are most grateful for throughout the course of the month.

Step 11: Add some rose doodles to the bottom of your journal page.

Step 12: Finish off by adding coloured lines in the same way you did previously.


You now have your gratitude journal pages all setup and ready to use throughout the month. I try to write at least one line every evening and these journal entries are so wonderful to read back through whenever I'm in need of a boost.


If you are looking for more creative doodling or lettering inspiration for your journal, then you will find plenty of designs in my first book. If it's layout and journal prompt ideas that you are looking for, then my second book will hopefully help you out.


*Some of the links in this blog post contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.


I have shared a full video tutorial of the creation of these pages on YouTube. You can find that journaling tutorial here:



I really hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it gives you lots of ideas for your own journal, Helen x




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