Once Month Nature Journal – Colors!

Handbook of Nature Study -Nature Journal Page Idea: Using color is a wonderful way to personalize a nature journal page. Just a little pop of color can make the difference between a good page and a great page.

Once a Month Journal Project – September 2015

Using color is a wonderful way to personalize a nature journal page. Just a little pop of color can make the difference between a good page and a great page. I love to use watercolors as the foundation of a page or to accent a particularly interesting subject. Explore the idea of using color on your pages this month using the suggestions below and I highly recommend viewing the images on the Pinterest board.

Nature Journal Page Ideas:

  • Create colored boxes on your page to fill with your descriptions. Fill the whole page or use just a few boxes along with a sketch or more text. You can doodle around each box or use the box for a bullet point list.
  • Use watercolors or markers to create a colorful border on your page. Then fill the inside of the frame with words and sketches.
  • Create a page with the colors found in your marker set or watercolor set for future reference. You can have a theme for your page: spring greens, fall colors, beach colors, etc.
  • Create white boxes and then use color around the boxes to highlight your sketches and words.
Nature Journal Art Supplies

Sometimes you just have to spread out and look at all your options when you are making a page.

Don’t miss this! I have created a Pinterest Board for journal page examples. I will label each entry with the prompt that describes it best for future reference.

Previous Month’s Ideas:

January – Nature Journal With a Photo

February- Nature Journal Out Your Window

March – Use Numbers

April – Collections

May – Signs

June - Sketch Outdoors

July – Using Your 5 Senses

August – Make a List

If you would like to contribute to the board, you will need to follow this Pinterest Board and then leave me a comment letting me know you want to be added. Important: If you contribute to the board, you need to include in your description the prompt it is featuring.

Sample: Our The Window Nature Journal

If you don’t include a description using one of the monthly journal prompts, I may remove it. This is not a board to post general nature journal pages. It is strictly for pages created using one of the twelve monthly prompts as part of this project.

Please note that you are not committed to make a journal each month…participate as you can and share your results to encourage others.
Once a Month Nature Journal Project @handbookofnaturestudy

 

Art Supplies for Kids @harmonyfinearts

My Favorite Supplies for Adding Color to Your Page-

make sure to scroll through the page to see my recommendations: Art Supplies.

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