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My Pens and Markers Collection

Hello, 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. 🙂

*** UPDATE 01.08.2020 *** I made a YouTube video showing my current and updated Pens and Markers collection and my storage system. I have let go some of these in this post. So for a more updated one, watch the video! 😉

SHARPIE – http://amzn.to/2E2SFsm


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.


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.


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?!


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.


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


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.



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. 🙂

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.


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!


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.



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


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.


02/05/2018 UPDATE

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


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.



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


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.

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