Masha here from Masha Plans and today we are creating a fun little About Me spread, so come join me and let’s bullet journal together!
An “About me spread” is a very fun way to do a self-reflection and to preserve your memories. It’s really very interesting to look back and see who you were and how much you've changed ever since.
So I hope this will be fun for you as well and maybe you’ll also get into systematically creating About Me pages! Now, let’s get our supplies and start planning!
Notebook - For me, as always, it’s a B5 notebook by Archer and Olive. I just can’t express enough how much I love the extra space it provides and of course the quality of the paper.
Pencil - You know me, I love things to be as close to perfect as possible, and using pencil first is the key to a better spread. My choice is a Pilot Dr. Grip mechanical pencil.
Fineliners - In my opinion, the basis of each Bullet Journal spread. This time I used Sakura Micron 01
Colored Pens and Markers - everything to bring cheerful colors to your pages! I went crazy with my Pilot collection - Frixion Markers and Poplol colored gel pens.
As always, I start from a little preparation. I write down some ideas on what I would like to include in the spread.
To make it easier for you, here are some ideas I came up with:
- Things you like/dislike
- Things that make you happy
- Dream travel destinations
- Favorite food, music, books
- What’s in your bag
- Random facts
- Dreams and aspirations
- Personality traits
Sketching The Spread
Now comes the planning part. I use a pencil and sketch out the spread. I do it in a lot of detail and sketch even the text, to make sure I like how it’s all located and it looks proper on the page.
I like to start from the center of the page where I write my title and then just work around it.
As you can see, I didn’t include all of my ideas. But it was nice knowing that if I had some empty space, I wouldn’t need to panic because more ideas are there.
As I always do, I added text and doodles, but you can actually skip the doodle part if you don’t feel comfortable with it. Just use different colors and different styles of font and create a text carpet around your title.
Add Black Pen
The next step is to add black lined with my fineliner.
This time I wanted a bit more color, so I left in pencil some elements and text, to use later some colored pens instead. I erased them, but not completely so when it’s time for a colored pen I'd still know where the lines are.
The final step -and the most fun!- one is to add color to your spread.
Note how the words in color pop! It’s a great trick to attract more attention to a specific word. Use this trick for headers of the most important facts you want people to notice first.
Want to see me setting up my spread? Check out this video!