Candy Themed Gratitude Journal


Hello, it’s Danielle from sprinklesofzeal and this week I will be showing you how to create a candy-themed gratitude journal. If you love drawing lollipops and other sweet treats, then you will enjoy this blog post. Alright, let’s gather our supplies.

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Supplies:

 

Step 1: Create the Outlines

Use a ruler and the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil to create a border outline.

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This gratitude journal will have a narrow border, so I’d suggest only going down three dots.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

 

Step 2. Add the Gratitude boxes

Create the weekly gratitude boxes. Each box should measure out to about 3.5 by 3.5 inches.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

 

Step 3. Practice Drawing the Candy

Check out this step-by-step candy drawing tutorial. Be sure to practice on a separate piece of paper before moving on to the next step.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

 

Step 4. Create the Candy Border

Start by creating a lollipop using the TwinTone Marker in Chrome Yellow and then continue creating the remaining candy doodles.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

Continue creating the candy border until it’s complete.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

I love how these colors make the journal pop! The TwinTone Markers are the best for doodles and small illustrations with details.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

Quick Tip: If you want to number each page, be sure to leave a space in the lower right corner.

 

Step 5. Erase the Pencil Outlines

Turn the eraser knob on the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil and erase the pencil lines.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

Step 6. Hand letter the Weekly headings

Now it’s time to fill in each box with a weekly heading. The Tombow Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pen works excellent for this step and the ink dries quickly.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

I added arrows and the days of the week using the TwinTone Markers in Raspberry, Princess Pink, Chrome Yellow, and Sax Blue

If you don’t have enough space to write each day, it’s okay to move the abbreviations to another spot as seen in the photo below.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

Here’s how the finished journal looks! I added the word “Gratitude” on one side of the journal using the same TwinTone Marker colors.

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

 

How to create a candy themed gratitude journal by Danielle Webb #Twintonemarker #sprinklesofzeal #tombowusa #gratitudejournal #dotjournal

That’s it! If you enjoyed creating this journal spread, be sure to check out Makiko’s How to Plan a Summer Bucket List and Katie’s DIY Star Trek Journal Galaxy Spread.

-Danielle

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