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Pens, pens, pens.

I would like to share my pen collection to welcome the new year though it has been two weeks when the year started. I have been wondering what my welcome post would be and really think that this would be a good idea. I won’t include pen tests on this post though. The ones that I have are not really new so almost everybody might have had it.

For the past year of bullet journaling, I have acquired quite a collection of pens. This may be too much for a person or for people who’s not into bujo but I assure you, the ones I have is minimal compared to my fellow bullet journalists. I am not saying this to justify my hoarding tendencies. Lol! I can’t just explain the pull of those pens calling me whenever I pass by a stationery store. The struggle is so real. 😂

Let’s start with markers and highlighters:

Oakley Markers: This was included in my first haul. One of the few supplies I had when I’ve started. These are pretty much your standard highlighters. They’re neon colors.

Daiso Ash Markers: This is known as Zebra Mildliners’ dupes. I can’t say for sure since I only have a few of the Mildliners. I love the soft colors of these markers and they’re affordable too.

Stabilo Boss Original Pastels: I remember how I’ve explored a number of stationery stores for these beauties. Lol! They’re so lovely!

Zebra Mildliners: This is the only pack that I have and I believe there are four. Still thinking if I’ll get the other three. Not highly impressed like the others do. In this pack, I only like blue and green. The orange, yellow and pink are somewhat neon while the other two are more pastel.

Crayola Supertips: These here are my favorites! As you can probably see, the label markings on each has already faded. That’s sole proof that this has been my go to when it comes to markers. I can also use them for watercolor since they’re water-based and for calligraphy as well. No ghosting and bleeding on almost anything! Really wanted to have the 100 pack, but I had so much trouble looking for it. It’s either out of stock or being shipped somewhere else that does have an outrageous fee. I won’t give up though.

Crayola PiP Squeaks: These are pretty much the cute version of the Crayola Supertips, but there are differences in some of the colors. Like Red on Crayola Supertips is a rich red while Cherry Tomato on Pip Squeaks is more of an orange red.

Crayola Metallic Markers: Now these gems are the bomb! All the colors are gorgeous. I especially love the gold, silver and black ones. I really think that everyone should have this!

Spare Markers: So these are my spare markers. I have two Stabilo Boss Original in purple and bright pink, one from Faber-Castell in neon yellow and three from Schneider in neon yellow and orange.

Then here’s my colored pencils:

Crayola Twistables: These colorful beauties were a gift from my loving Aunt! I haven’t tried them but I’ve already did a pen test and they’re lovely. Really crisp colors!

The first one is a flourescent set. It wouldn’t really show on white paper, but I’m guessing it would be in black. Haven’t tried it though. Second is just the usual colored pencils while the last one is the watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell.

Lastly, here’s fine liners and ballpoint pens:

Sakura Pigma Micron: This is everyone’s favorite! It has water-proof ink so it’s good if it will be use with watercolors. Really good for doodles/drawings as well. I don’t like the pen brush that comes with the pack though.

The black ones are the Dong-A Fine Tech in 0.3 and 0.5. Bought two of both just because these are my absolute favorites. A good alternative for the Sakura Pigma Micron since those are not really budget friendly. I’m not sure if the Dong-A does have any other tips aside from this, but I’ll search for it. The next two are from Dong-A as well, they’re Metal Bronze and Metal Pink in 0.7. Really good for accent colors and they’re gel pens by the way. The last one is the Uniball Signo in White Angelic Colour. I love using this for details and accent too.

Stabilo Galaxy 818 X-tra Fine: It’s pretty obvious don’t you think? 😁 You hoard what you love best! This is a ballpoint pen and I mainly use this for journaling and writing stuff. I only use the fine liners for drawings/doodles. I also bought the pink, blue and purple just because I love it so much.

Spare Pens: The one at the middle is the Pilot Retractable Ballpoint pen, my pen since college days. I only buy refills for it and it’s also a favorite of mine. The other four are super affordable fine liners in 0.5 that I bought from a thrift store. I mainly use them for filling in drawings/doodles.

That’s about everything! See? So “few”! 😁 I really think that it would be nice to look back on this post and see how my pen collection would have grown at the end of the year. It will also nice to see which will stay, will be replaced and which ones will have to go permanently or any additional favorites in the future. Until my next post, happy journaling! ❤

Much love,

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