Often, I am asked what some of my favorite products are. Especially from new scrapbookers who are looking to avoid costly mistakes. Since I was talking about journaling earlier in the week and I see the question pop up on message boards often, my tip for today is to share my new favorite journaling pens:
Last year I had purchased the BIC Mark-It 36 Color Fine Point markers with the colored caps. They didn’t work out for my journaling needs. The fine tip was not fine enough for my handwriting. The bigger the tip, the larger I will write. The larger I write, the harder it is to get in all the details on my journaling blocks.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to buy another set, but I finally broke down and picked up this BIC Mark-It 36 Color Ultra Fine Point set. And thankfully the ultra fine tip really is ultra fine. Here’s a look at the difference between the two tips:
For me and my writing style, the ultra fine tip markers with the silver cap is the perfect point size for journaling. See what I mean?
I’ve been a big fan of American Crafts Precision pens for many years — in all the different point sizes. But they don’t offer much in the way of color choice, beyond a few primary colors. These Bic markers in the ultra fine point have solved my problem. I’m using them for my Everyday Life Project and my childhood random memories project and I always find the perfect color to coordinate.
If you are looking for a new journaling pen, I highly recommend that you check these out!