As you probably gathered from my posts about dot markers recently, I’m currently obsessed with them so of course I wanted to try them out in a weekly spread!
Dot markers weekly spread
For this week’s spread I did a combination of black pen with color accents and full color on the right page.
It was very quick and easy to stamp the dot markers for the days of the week and then I used the fine tip end of the same pen for the border.
After the Pen
If you make a mistake and need to use whiteout correction tape you can still dot over the top. The ink does dry, it doesn’t just wipe off like can be the case with some inky pens.
I know I’m normally full-color-rainbow-everything but in this case I actually preferred the left page as the colors stand out more against the black.
Links to posts published this week:
- Thinkers notebook review (discbound notebook and app)
- How I use Microsoft Word to plan my travel itinerary (my template & planning process)
- Cloudberry Journal (hybrid bullet journal / planner)
- 15 Planners with a colorful weekly spread
I avoid using traditional planners where you put the tasks into boxes for each day, I find it much easier to use a list format. Lately I’ve been allocating tasks to the day I intend to work on them. If it changes, I only need to white out the day, I don’t need to white out the entire task and re-write it again.
For quick tasks or reminders or things I need to follow up on throughout the week, I just put a –
- Uniball Signo black pen (affiliate link)
- Tombow Play Color K Rainbow dot markers
- Clever Fox dotted notebook
The Clever Fox notebook is one of the best value with thick paper dot grid notebooks (I think). It performed really well in the pen test I did when I first got it, with no ghosting or bleed through. Dot Markers are very inky so I was keen to see how the paper would hold up with the dot markers.
There was some bleed through – enough that I still probably wouldn’t write on the back side of the page, but much less than the tests I did in the Plum Paper:
If you want less bleed through with these dot markers, put some copy paper underneath the page while you dot and that page will help absorb the bleed through.
Would I use this spread again?
Yes, I like the layout – simple but doesn’t look boring thanks to the dot markers. It’s so much faster to dot the page than peel and stick a sticker. Plus it’s quicker and more accurate to use the dot ended pen – you don’t have to line up small fiddly stickers. Dot markers are definitely doing to be a staple in my favorite planner supplies from now on!
Past weekly spreads
- Bullet journaling with planner stickers in the Happy Notes Book
- Testing Buke Stationery’s 180 GSM thick paper with a Highlighter Heavy Weekly Spread
- After trying 52 planners, these were my top 7 favorite weekly planners
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