Crafts & DIY

My Pen and Marker Collection


Hi, beautiful people!

Since I was young, I have been fascinated by colorful things and paper. I would save up my allowance to buy fancy pens and stationeries. Mobile phones were not yet “invented”, and writing letters is one of the major forms of communication! That fascination, I still have upto today. I still buy colorful pens – so hard to resist. The stationeries I’ve collected from high school are still with me. It’s more like a souvenir now because I don’t really want to use them.

Anyway, I’d like to share with you my pen and marker collection. I bought some of these when I was still in college (over 10 years ago), and others are more recent. And yes, they still work just fine. ūüôā

SHARPIE –¬†http://amzn.to/2E2SFsm

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I bought these as a set some years ago, except for the bronze one, which I bought for a DIY project last year. The black one I have replaced a few times since the initial purchase. There are so much color additions now, I cannot keep up! These are my go-to markers.

BIC MARKING PERMANENT MARKERS –¬†http://amzn.to/2EJ22i8

I bought this last year before I got married. An impulse buy to be honest. These came in 2 sets, and weirdly, both sets didn’t provide a black one. I have duplicates of the blue-gray and gray though. LOL

These provide vivid colors, I think even darker than the Sharpies. They also bleed through regular paper more compared to Sharpie.

TOKYO FINDS CALLIGRAPHY PENS (CARNIVAL) –¬†http://tokyo-finds.com

I got these through Don’s office incentive website. I wanted these thinking I could practice my calligraphy. But the brush tips are soooo soft and flimsy that I’m having a hard time controlling the pen… or maybe I just don’t know how to use them?!

TOKYO FINDS PRO BLEND WATERCOLOR BRUSH SET (WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL) –¬†http://tokyo-finds.com

These came is 4 different sets, names are stated above. Colors are light, and the tips are very flexible. I use these to practice my calligraphy and they work better than the calligraphy pens (above). I also like that they are easily blendable.

STABILO POINT 88 FINELINERS –¬†http://amzn.to/2GOwYOG

These ones I bought more than 10 years ago. They still work although a couple have dried up (I think coz I left them uncapped). I will try to buy the rest of the colors individually soon! These work well for adding detail or flourish to letterings.

UNI PIN FINE LINER PENS –¬†http://amzn.to/2BVWCgu

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I just bought these last Sunday for my bullet journal. I will be posting about that soon! I needed pens that won’t bleed through and so far, I am loving these! It’s a great alternative to the more expensive Pigma Micron pens. If the need be, I will buy the rest of the set.

STABILO HIGHLIGHTERS

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Got these about 8 years ago. And since I no longer work in a corporate setting, I don’t get to use these as much. All of them are still in good condition. I like these because they are slimmer than the original highlighter design. Also, Stabilo has released pastel colored highlighters, so there are more options now. I use these when I want “bolder” lettering.

UPDATE 02/05/18: Bought some of the pastel-coloured highlighters. ¬†Colors are “tamer” than the neon/fluorescent variants. I like it!

These next 2 are not pens or markers, but I use them for different projects.

FABER CASTELL COLOUR PENCILS (36) –¬†http://amzn.to/2EH5Dxe

Another [very] old purchase. I have not used these for some time, but I am encorporating them on my bullet journal such as the coloring page in my January spread.

CRAYOLA TWISTABLE CRAYONS (24) –¬†http://amzn.to/2EcOAoV

I bought this last year to gift to someone, but I never got to see her nor had the chance to send it via courier. Found this still gift wrapped and decided to just keep it. I will find a good use for it eventually!


12/20/2017 UPDATE

Bought all these recently as a Christmas gift for myself. ūüôā

PIGMA MICRON (6 PACK) –¬†http://amzn.to/2EjuFop

These pens rage from 01 to 05 and a brush pen. ¬†While I have not used this a lot since I got them, I feel they are comparable to the Uni Pin fine liner pens. ¬†From testing and comparison, these pens have a better pigment variation compared to the uni pin pens. ¬†Although the grip is somewhat uncomfortable compare to the Uni Pin’s.

TOMBOW FUDENOSUKE BRUSH PENS –¬†http://amzn.to/2EFhEmA

I got the soft brush, hard brush and dual brush pens. ¬†I wanted to get these so I can write small calligraphy without having to “fake” it. ¬†So far I prefer the soft brush over the hard brush because it’s easier to control. These will be put to good use in my bullet journal!

FABER-CASTELL CALLIGRAPHY BRUSH PENS (12) 

These pens have medium brush tips and are easy to use. They create a thinner down strokes compared to other coloured brush pens on this list.

PLATINUM BRUSH PENS

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These I found in our local bookstore and thought I give a try.  These would probably be my favourite brush pens for now and these were the ones I constantly use to practice.  The only downside is, you have to buy them individually, and the color range is fewer. So far I have 13 of 20.

CRAYOLA SUPER TIPS (20) –¬†http://amzn.to/2BYSIDS

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First of all, I don’t know why I only have 19 markers! Either I left one in the box when I threw it out or the box I got really contained just 19 markers…. and of all colors, the one missing is the black one! ¬†I must say… it takes some adjustment when using these. I got to used to the brush pens and I was having a hard time controlling these pens.

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02/05/2018 UPDATE

ZEBRA MILDLINERS –¬†http://amzn.to/2E22QgS

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I ordered these recently and I’m incorporating them into my bullet journal. I love the colors! ¬†Based on swatches, these do not ghost as much as the Stabilo highlighters.

TITUS GEL PEN SET

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I was looking for gel pens and was decided on buying the Gellyroll pens. ¬†But when I saw this in the bookstore, I couldn’t resist. It comes in Neon, Metallic and Glint sets. ¬†I like using the metallic ones on black paper.

TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS –¬†http://amzn.to/2E1KKeU

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I bought these to test them out, get a feel, or practice with them before I decide to buy more.  So far, I am liking it. There are 96 colors in 9 different sets or 1 entire set.

*** Some of the above are affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) when you purchase something through the links provided. All the products linked are things I use and love! ***
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