The use of black paper in bullet journaling is not super common but is such a cool and unique paper type! The use of black paper originates with the fun childhood gel pen art notebooks. It has moved its way over to bullet journaling. Because it is less common, it can be difficult to find inspiration for the use of black paper instead of white paper. One way to combat this is to take a white paper inspiration and invert it in editing software to see how it looks. However, there are a number of amazing black paper journalers out there. Here are 10 different bullet journal spreads on black paper to help you get started!
Brown Embroidery on Black Paper
I love the use of both black and brown shades in this spread. The tan-brown shades really pop! Also, it appears as though the floral center is embroidered on which is really neat.
Flowers in Space
What I find so cool about this particular spread is the use of paint and texture. The lines are clean and simple. However, the center is super textured and almost watercolor-y but it is not watercolor. Super unique!
Quote pages are a fan favorite and can be a great way to fill empty space! Here is a super fun Friday-themed black paper quote page!
Black Paper Galaxy
Of course with black paper, it would be natural to create a galaxy themed spread! The background is already dark, now all you would have to do is add the stars and planets! Here is just one great way to use a galaxy theme!
November in Black
Archer and Olive really are a great example of utilizing black backgrounds and pages. They create some really cool floral-themed spreads on both black and white flawlessly! Not only is this layout super inspirational, but their entire Instagram is.
One galaxy-themed layout is simply not enough! Check out this outter-space-themed spread! I love the little planet doodles and the quote!
Floral November in Black
If you are looking for something with simple linework, this layout will give you a general idea of what it will look like. White on black is a super clean look and the use of linework looks phenomenal! You don’t have to use florals, you can use any shape or design you want for this flawless look!
Here is another quote page idea. This one not only includes the use of white on black paper but includes artwork that involves various other colors and shading! This is a great way to create nighttime artwork.
Week in Black
If you are looking to keep things minimal, then here is an example for you! This simple spread can be used without issue no matter what color paper you are using!
The use of multiple forms of media is a huge draw for some people. Here is a great way to utilize tape, paper scraps, stickers, pictures, and more in your black bullet journal!
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