How to Make Easy Banners for Your Journals


Hello everyone! It’s Tombow’s Signature Designer Marie Browning here to share with you how to make easy banners for your journals. I love Pantone’s Color of the Year – Greenery – so I’m going to use it as my base color for these easy banners! Use these easy banners to quickly add headers in your journals.

Start by making the banner brush strokes @mariebrowning

Step 1: Make the banner

Want to create some easy banners for your journal? Follow these steps using the #195 Light Green Dual Brush Marker, the Dual Brush Pen match for Greenery; Pantone’s color of the year! Using the brush tip of the marker, make the banner strokes using hard pressure and the side of the brush.

Outline the header using MONO Twin Black Marker @mariebrowning

Step 2: Outline the banner

Trace the outline of the banner using the fine tip of the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. You will be extending the ends of the banner and drawing in the V cut end. Also create the ‘folds’ of the banner by making lines from the top stroke to the bottom strokes.

Add shading to your banner using your Irojiten colored pencils @mariebrowning

Step 3: Shade the Banner

For coloring and shading at the ends of the banner and in the fold, use the D-18 Spruce Irojiten Colored Pencil. I also like to have the V-8 Parrot Green Irojiten Colored Pencil on hand to soften the shading and remove marks!

Now to add wording to your header @mariebrowning

Step 4: Add words

Finally, add your wording to your banner using both the fine and broad tips of the MONO Twin Permanent Marker.

More ideas of how to use you new skill to create banners and headers for your bullet journals @mariebrowningMore ideas of how to use you new skill to create banners and headers for your bullet journals @mariebrowningMore ideas of how to use you new skill to create banners and headers for your bullet journals @mariebrowning

Here are some more ideas using the same easy method of creating the banner. Have fun creating multi banner boxes, making curved ends or adding fun details like a rainbow or shamrocks! Try different colored banners, choose a light Dual Brush Pen color and a darker Irojiten Colored Pencil color to match!

Tombow Signature Designer Marie Browning

Marie Browning, Tombow Signature Designer

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