My BuJo Life Begins

So friends, I have finally joined the dark side…eheh…*insert cheer*

A few reasons why I decided to give bullet journalism a try:

  • To have a portable calendar! so I can readily refer to my plans at any time of the day 🙂  (My plans are jotted down on my table calendar at home currently)
  • To be able to keep track of my progress in regards to the goals I’ve set for myself
  • To have a proper storage place for my random thoughts & ideas throughout the day – I can scribble them down before I forget 😀
  • To be self-motivated by inserting inspirational quotes
  • To have fun decorating it!

 

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I didn’t have the heart to spend on a Dori Journal so I used a Dori insert instead! haha. I’m starting simple; nothing fancy – yet 😉

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Here’s to the start of my bullet journal journey! Please feel free to give me some kind advice if you’re into BuJo’s too ❤

Thanks for popping by!

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Childhood Memories

Childhood Mems

Hi guys!

I’m working on a mini booklet for my cousin (and best friend) who’s leaving me to further her studies overseas soon 😦

I decided to paint some stuff from our childhood memories since we grew up together 😉 here’s a sneak peak!

  • We used to jump from couch to couch, avoiding the floor  HOT LAVA!  Image result for volcano emoji
  • We used to buy matching outfits! And even have the same hairstyle Image result for laughing face emoji
  • Having a cubby house was  g o a l s  back then Image result for crying emoji
  • We would use our imagination to play “masak-masak” (literal translation from Malay would be cook-cook haha) – our favourite noodle would be this plastic green chain we found at her house Image result for tongue emoji

 

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Brush Calligraphy

Good day! (Or night, since it’s 11.50 p.m for me heh)

My Church’s youth group has a program called Interest Group(IG) and I’m part of the Design & Publicity IG 🙂 In yesterdays meeting, the founder of JM Creations came to teach us the basics of brush calligraphy. What a privilege!

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Although I had a rough idea of the foundations of brush calligraphy (like the whole thin upstroke, thick downstroke rule), it was still fun doing it all together as a group. Also, I’ve never actually been to a calligraphy class so that was nice! We also got to take home a brush pen freebie heh – who wouldn’t like a nice brush pen freebie? :3

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We got to do some painting on both hard press & cold press painting paper too 🙂 I never knew such paper existed up till then!

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Anyway, for anyone out there attempting brush calligraphy, I thought this slanted grid below might help you out 🙂 It may help you get used to the whole 45 degrees way of holding the pen.

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> Download my Calligraphy Grid Here! <

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading 🙂

Water Brushes

Water brushes are so fun to use! Well, mostly because I’m just lazy and with these guys, I don’t have to keep dipping my brush in water! haha. But it’s not just that, these brushes make colour blending really easy 🙂 And this is coming from a non-paint-expert.

How it works is really simple – you unlock the tip of the brush and fill the hollow compartment with water, lock it back then proceed to dip your brush into paint. When you decide you’re bored of that paint colour and wanna blend it with another – just go ahead dip your tip into it and paint on! If you don’t wanna ‘contaminate’ your paint bottles/ paint set, you can use a pallet for your paint like I do.

Also, if you’re lazy practical like me, you just need to give the middle of your water brush (the water compartment) a little squeeze, squeezing some water out to kinda ‘clean’ your brush tip when you wanna change colours completely. Note that when using this brush. playing with the water consistency also gives you a different look.

Above are two verses I painted with my water brush 🙂 I used 3 colours here – turquoise, purple and dark blue. There’s definitely room for improvement, but I suppose it’s pretty alright for a 2 a.m. painting session 😉 So for those who have been hesitating to try, hesitate no more! Grab yourself a water brush from your nearby stationary store and paint away!

Vector Mask

Hi guys! I recently came across this page http://abduzeedo.com/node/8413 and I thought that the steps sounded pretty easy so I decided to give it a go myself 🙂 However, considering the fact that it was posted in 2009,  I’m guessing I’m using a more updated version of Photoshop now compared to the one in the post. Hence, I wasn’t able to follow it exactly step by step…

I got my texture from Medialoot – https://medialoot.com/item/100-year-old-paper-textures/

Below is my finished picture 🙂 It’s nothing fancy but I thought that the crumpled paper effect kinda complemented the old wall from my original image. I tried out different brushes and trying to add in some colored brush strokes (like how the link suggested), but nothing seemed to look nice…Any ideas on how I could improve and enhance the look of this picture? 🙂

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(Yes – that is me, btw)