Susan is a bullet journal enthusiast and loves writing about the best bullet journaling tips and inspiration!
Looking for Bullet Journal Title Ideas?
I've always been a huge fan of the beauty of brush lettering, and there are a plethora of ways you can make use of brush lettering and calligraphy to create awe-inspiring titles. In this article, I'm going to show you some of the coolest ways to use these techniques to add aesthetic titles to your bullet journal that you won't want to miss. I'll also show you plenty of examples too, in order to inspire you and help you on your bullet journaling journey!
Let's get started!
1. Mint Green Theme
Why not try out a refreshing, mint green theme? You could also try adding some plant illustrations to your bullet journal too, to enhance the natural theme that you're aiming for!
Mint green can also be combined with a darker, pine green for a lovely effect overall. This color combination would work amazingly, and there's an example of this shown in the image below! You could also try adding small illustrations of stars, stripes, and leaves too! Even cute dots or stripes would look fantastic also!
2. Combine With Kraft Paper
To add extra depth to your pages, you could try layering kraft paper onto the pages for a cool effect. Then, all you need to simply do is letter the titles over the kraft paper. This makes for a very vintage and fun effect!
In the example image below, you'll see the inclusion of kraft paper as a way to recreate a vintage theme regarding the journaler's favourite movies and Netflix shows. What a creative twist! You can find kraft paper in art supplies stores, but if not, there are also online shops that sell it, especially on Etsy. Amazon also sell kraft paper too, so you're likely to be able to find it there too!
3. Vintage Titles
You can also make use of retro lettering and old-fashioned handwriting to add some vintage flair to your bullet journal layouts.
These look great with kraft paper, stamps (using black ink, preferably, as it looks great with the kraft paper) as well as vintage-inspired stickers. All these supplies can be found online, there are a huge variety of Etsy shops out there that deliver globally, so you'll be able to source these materials quite easily. However, if you can't get your hands on any of these supplies, you could always try adding tea bag stains to your pages in order to give them a vintage look. That always did the trick for me! You can then overlay text onto the tea bag stains, in order to recreate a vintage aesthetic.
In the layout below, you'll see artful use of vintage-inspired materials to create a beautiful overall layout. From the flower stickers to the beige paper and everything-in-between, this is a gorgeous layout that evokes a lovely vintage aesthetic.
4. Centrepiece Title
You can also add a piece of paper to the bullet journal, in order to add a "pocket" to your journal. This pocket can feature the title you want to add, and it so it acts like a centrepiece for your journal.
In the example below, the pocket on the right-hand side of the page acts as the centrepiece and the title is overlayed onto the pocket for a cool effect.
Try experimenting with various pastel papers, kraft paper, patterned card and other ephemera for varying effects!
5. Highlighter Titles
You can also make use of highlighters in order to create cool titles.
Also, another tip I'd like to add is that pastel highlighters can look amazing for titling too. These pastel highlighters come in a variety of styles, with sets from Zebra (including the infamous Mildliner series) as well as Stabilo and Bic. Try searching your supermarket or art supply store for these, they just might have them in stock!
When making use of highlighters for titles, I'd recommend bold, large lettering in order to help the text standout better. Since the highlighter's hue is more subtle and less refined than say a ballpoint pen nib, it would be more difficult to read small text written in a highlighter. That's why I'd aim for larger strokes overall when creating your titles.
6. Inverse Titles
You could also try making use of inverse titles, where on one page, you have the background in a particular color; that color is then used as the color of the title for the next page. This can be a pretty cool effect, I must say, and it is a creative touch that'll really add some magic to your bullet journal.
You could try various color combinations, from pastels to bright, neon colors and everything-in-between.
In the example below, a lovely lemon yellow is used, while beautiful lettering is overlayed onto it in the left-hand side. Then, in the next page, rather than using a yellow background again, yellow lettering is added to the right-hand side.
7. Make Use of Stamps
You could also create lovely vintage titles using stamps too! There are a variety of stamp collections out there, featuring alphabets of letters in different fonts. You can make use of these stamps to create your own titles, if you like!
Remember that you can also experiment with various inks too, including deep blues, cosmic purples, and gorgeous pinks. I've found several ink sets on Etsy which comprise various stamp colors, and metallic stamps also exist too!
In the example below, you'll see a beautiful vintage title on the lower part of the right-hand side page, truly amazing, right?
8. Bright Theme
Another lettering theme you can incorporate into your bullet journal is that of a bright, stellar theme. This theme makes use of lemon yellow, elaborate lettering, and beautiful stars peppered throughout the layout.
In the example below, the theme is also continued in the next page, where a beautiful phrase is accentuated by the elaborate lettering and golden stars.
9. Inky Titles
You can also make use of fountain pens to create an inky title in your bullet journal. For example, you could create a title in all-caps on the start of the page, and then continue the rest of your list or writing in regular cursive writing. That's just one possibility, but there are many more!
It's also possible to combine this technique with kraft paper, so you could add the title to a piece of kraft paper, and then continue the rest of the page with cursive handwriting. It makes for an incredible vintage effect!
10. Pastel Highlighter
You can also create lovely pastel highlighter titles, by writing your title on the page, and then highlighting the title using a pastel highlighter. It's a truly cute effect, which I'm sure you'll adore trying out, and it looks really amazing I must say!
In the examples below, you'll find the months of the year in beautiful writing, plus some pastel pink highlighter overlayed onto them. It makes for a stunning effect overall!
Try experimenting with various colors, including lemon yellows, sky blues, and mint greens. You're only limited by your imagination!
Thanks for reading!
I really hope that you've found some cool ideas for adding titles to your journals! As you've seen, there's a great variety of techniques and tricks out there to create artistic titles. You're only limited by your imagination as to what you can create, however, so the sky's the limit.
If you have any comments or suggestions, make sure to let me know, I'd be delighted to read any comments you have! What are your favourite techniques for creating titles? I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks again for reading, and wishing you all the best with your bullet journaling journey!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.