Accenting Journaling

JournalAccents

I think there is journaling on 99% of the pages I make. It’s no surprise then that I’m always on the lookout for fun ways to accent the words on my page.

So how can we make journaling a design element and a cohesive part of the page?

Without a doubt, my favourite way to accent journaling is with editorial pen strokes and circles added to typed journaling:

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Supplies: Life Is An Adventure by Jenn Barrette; Journal Bling Jenn Barrette; 3rd Annual NSD Grab Bag by Zinnias and Swallowtails

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Supplies: You Give Me Butterflies by Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman; Journal Bling by Jenn Barrette; Simply Stamped Alpha by Zoe Pearn; Hodigity Podgity Mega Bundle by Amy Martin

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Supplies: Review Your Notes by 2 a.m. Designs, Sol Papers by Studio 68, Sol Tidbits by Studio 68, Tape It! by Pink Reptile Designs, Border No Boundaries by Pink Reptile Designs, Ray of Sunshine by Pink Reptile Designs, Striped Alpha {yellow} by Pink Reptile Designs

Another great way to accent journaling is to replace key words with word snips or word labels:

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Layout by wolfie. Supplies: Hope by the LilyPad Designers

You can also use lines to make the journaling visually stronger:

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Layout by amandaresende. Supplies: Pumpernickel by Valorie Wibbens; Noteables by Valorie Wibbens; From the Trash by Valorie Wibbens; Photo Kisses No. 5 by The Tattered Pear; Mish Masher No. 1 by The Tattered Pear; A Summer Day by Designs by Lili; You are my Sunshine Elements by Emily Merritt; Summer Posies by Jenna Desai; prong from Audaciously Awesome by Kate Hadfield and Kim Jensen; Gimme Space font by Lauren Reid; Very Small Alpha and For the Love of Journaling: The Brushes 9get in line) by Allison Pennington

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Layout by sahlink. Supplies: A Wonderful Day {Mixed Media} by Sahlin Studio; A Wonderful Day {Papers} by Sahlin Studio; Jacquard Ribbon Trims by Sahlin Studio; Typeset Alphas No. 1 by Sahlin Studio ; layerable ephemera paper stacks by Sahlin Studio

I also love the idea of adding doodle frames to paragraphs to make them stand out:

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Layout by megscraps. Supplies: Lovely Lockets and Free Spirit Alpha by CD Muckosky; Spring Has Sprung Kraft Papers by Cori Gammon; Flowers & Button Mix and Swirls Twirls by Jenna Desai; INSD Freebie by Jacque Larsen; Chinese Zodiac, Tropi-Blooms, and Scruffy and Stripey by Kate Hadfield; Painted Words,Random Words, Random Words 2, an NSD Freebie by Designs by Lili; Cutting Liners 1 by Lauren Reid; Vintage Vogue by Sahlin Studio; Beautiful Freebie, Masking Tape Alpha, Stitched Borders, and Stitched Frames by Valorie Wibbens; A Perfect Day Alpha by Kaye Winiecki

Products

I did a little shopping and found these pretty journal accents:

For the Love of Journaling: The Brushes (emphatic)

For the Love of Journaling: The Brushes (get in line)

snipettes: i'll love you forever

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I hope you found a few ways to add some fun accents to your journaling!