Quick Tip |The Best Journaling Pens Ever

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:

Yes, they are acid free. They’ve actually been out for awhile and after I saw the reviews Lisa Dickinson did here and Kelly Goree did here last fall, I finally gave them a try.

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!

14 Comments

  1. Those look fabulous, thanks for the tip!

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  2. Thanks for the tip, I have a great black journalling pen but I have been looking for color ones, thanks for the advice.

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  3. oh i am loving these pens–going to have to find them! tfs!

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  4. And those just went on my Amazon wish list. Thanks for the tip!

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    • You are welcome! I bet you’ll get tons of use out of them. They seem to last forever too. I hate reaching for a journaling pen only to find it dried up….

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  5. These look so fun! Definitely going to check these out!

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    • The colors are really fun. Shoot, it’s just pretty to look at! 😀

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  6. Thanks for the tip – I’ve printed the photo out and will stick it in my wish list file for when dear hubby needs a gift idea! :>)

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  7. These are great for journaling. I use the other (thicker) tip for colouring images. I don’t have Copics so I use these and Sharpies.

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    • YES! While these don’t give you the control or shading that Copics do, they are great for coloring images. I just can’t afford Copics and I’m not an artist or stamper so in general, they don’t appeal to me. But these will do in a pinch when you need it. 🙂

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  8. Thanks for the review. How do they work out on darker paper? I’m at a loss for a decent or dependable white or light writer for dark spots. Thanks!

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    • Jamie – I sent you an email! 🙂

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