It’s autumn! Or do you prefer to call it fall? Either way, leaves are turning and soon to fall, people are drinking hot apple cider, and carving pumpkins! To celebrate autumn and this pumpkin season, I chose to create an autumn pumpkin themed October bullet journal layout. I will also be offering an exclusive coupon over on the shop! Read until the end to get the autumn coupon! For now, check out my October autumn pumpkin bullet journal! This post may contain affiliate links.
October Bullet Journal Theme | Autumn Pumpkins
As is obvious, for October I stuck to a watercolor pumpkin theme! I really love the pumpkin culture that comes with Halloween in the united states. Decorating with pumpkins, carving pumpkins, eating and baking pumpkin seeds! I particularly love the idea of pumpkins on vines, so this is what I chose to stick with. The hello page which set the scene for the month features two watercolor pumpkins using Life of Color watercolor pens. The header, “October” is written using Pentouch paint marker in copper and is outlines with a dark green Tombow dual brush pen.
October Layouts | Watercolored Pumpkins
This month’s weekly spread is extremely similar to that of September’s. At the top, the header is written in a minimal cursive. The first week the main header was orange, but I changed it to dark green for the last three. Down both the left and the right side is a thin strip of orange washi tape. There are 7 columns each with a letter representing the day of the week. These letters are written in copper Pentouch paint marker with a small subscript for the date. The bottom right of each spread features a different size and shape watercolor pumpkin with dark green vines.
How to Create the Watercolor Pumpkin
To create these watercolor pumpkins I use the bright orange and light brown Life of Color watercolor brush pens. I first outline the pumpkin roughly then draw some rough yet light lines connecting the top to the bottom I do the same with the light brown being careful not to cover the orange entirely. Next, I water down the orange pen and blend the two colors while also filling in the spaces untouched by ink. Blend in the same direction you drew the rough lines. Then use the light brown pen to draw the stem. You may blend in some dark brown or black if you would like to add more distinct detailing. Finish the vines with a #177 Tombow dual brush pen or another dark green pen. You may also complete the vines using a dark green watercolor pen.
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