Using Your Own Handwriting

When I first started my bullet journal, I remember seeing the pages from @bohoberry and so many others and thinking to myself – my handwriting WILL NEVER look that cool!

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My second Bujo was when I really started making it more “artsy” than functionally boring.  But I cheated.  The fancy headers are not my handwriting…

They use this fancy trick, that you can follow easily here. But now that I’m on to my Fifth bullet journal, I really wanted to start making it my own.  There is something to be said for the pride you get when you say…I did that page myself!

So basically I’m here to say … you can make your own handwriting look awesome! And all it takes is a little patience, and a little practice.

Here’s some examples from my current Bujo that I’m really excited about.

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I added some extra flair for Easter’s daily header.  I simply wrote out “Happy Easter” slowly, keeping in mind to add some extra space between the letters so that I could go back and add the “brush” flair by widening the down strokes.

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The same can be said for my April monthly header.  This one I also wrote out in pencil first, and then erased.

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I used that same affect for my April Habits header, but added some extra flair to the front of the A and the end of the S.

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I take sermon notes from church on Sundays in my Bujo, and I’ve been adding some extra fun to those pages by highlighting phrases that really stick out to me.  For this I just wrote normally and chose to add a block feature to each letter where I thought it would look best.

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This header was more of the cursive adding the brush-effect to the down stroke, but I also added a drawing of a princess crown.  I’m not a fabulous draw-er but I feel like that adds a little extra fun to this page header.

And lastly…this is the page that was the inspiration for this post…

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This entire page I hand drew, with no help…and I’m so, so, so proud of it.  I combined the block style, with the cursive style and it just came out so nice!

SO all that to say, don’t be afraid to try things in you Bujo…you’ll be surprised at what you can do…like I was!

Stay addicted Bullet Journal-Aholics!

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