Hello, Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here to show you how to make a watercolor bookmark for your Passion Planner. Passion Planners are built around a system to help you achieve your goals, especially focusing on the ones that will make the biggest difference in your life. After mapping out my Passion Plan, I created a bookmark as an every-day reminder of what I’m working towards. I want to show you how to make your own. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens (I chose the Landscape Palette 10-Pack)
- Watercolor paper
- Passion Planner (Dated Forest Green pictured)
- Tombow Water Brush (Medium)
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil (4H)
Step 1: Sketch Your Design
After completing your Passion Roadmap and determining your Game Changer goal, pick a word that will remind you of that goal. Sketch it out on your watercolor paper using a 4H MONO Drawing Pencil. You can choose to draw a pattern around the word or images that relate to it. It’s up to you. The word I’m using here is ‘Create’ with a honeycomb-patterned background.
Step 2: Color Your Design
Once you’re happy with your pencil sketch, use your Dual Brush Pens to add color to your background. Blend each section of ink with your Water Brush. If you’re right-handed, I suggest working from left to right so you don’t smear your ink while it’s wet. Remember to clean your Water Brush in between each colored section (unless you’d like to mix the colors together). I usually have a piece of paper towel on hand for cleaning my Water Brush.
Step 3: Color Your Word
Once the background is completely dry, it is time to add color to the word that you chose. I outlined the letters using the bullet tip on my Dual Brush Pen and then filled them in with the brush tip. If you want your word to be extra dark, wait a few minutes for the first layer to dry completely and then go back over it again.
Step 4: Cut Out Your Bookmark
The only thing left to do is cut out your bookmark and start using it as a daily reminder in your Passion Planner! Happy goal achieving!
We’d love to see your Tombow creations, so tag @PassionPlanner, @TombowUSA and @BrownPaperBunny on social media so we can see! If you’d like more planner projects, check out this Geometric Month Page tutorial or this Colorful Floral Cover Page tutorial.