In an effort to do something a bit more creative than my usual weekly layouts (and since I also wanted to try some metallic pens I’d had for a while) I decided to use black paper this week. Since the Christmas countdown was on… I drew a Christmas tree. I was going to go all out and add baubles, fairy lights, draw a Santa, some stockings, stars etc. but then there’d be no room to plan. So instead I decided to just do one thing (the easiest thing to draw).
Before the Pen
First I drew the Christmas tree in lead pencil to create an outline, then erased the pencil until just feint lines were left – then went over the top in marker pens.
After the Pen
Next, I added my blog posts on one side and checklist on the right. So it was basically my usual weekly spread layout just with the addition of the Christmas tree.
I was going to use the neon Pilot Pop’lol pens but the colors aren’t very festive / glitterly / Christmasy so I went for Kikki K metallic pens and a Sakura Glitter pen I had. Both of these pens write nicely but I rarely use them. A white pen also works well on black paper.
- Christmas tree – GuangNa Metallic Color Pens No.6510 (1mm)
- Notebook with a mix of kraft, white and black paper
- Bold silver marker pen – edding 1200 metallic 54 (from Germany)
- Kikki K Write & Shine metallic gel pens
- Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic (blue pen)
Would I use this spread again?
I liked it but it’d work better on a larger page size. Drawing only half the Christmas tree in one of the corners of the pages would’ve saved space too.. I might try that next year.
As for whether I’d use black paper again? It’s ok every once in a while but I could never use it all the time – too paranoid about making a mistake and not being able to use whiteout.
Past weekly spreads
- Christmas themed spread uing a Kikki K Weekly Planner
- Favorite Stationery Shops in Germany
- Pens & Highlighters Smear Testing: Which ones don’t smear
- How to keep track of spending using stickers and blank notes pages of your planner
- 50 Reminders to Put in Your Planner or Bullet Journal
- Project Planning Using the Action Method Book
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