First things first on a Monday: beat the Monday blues by sorting out a new week in my bullet journal. At first I found it difficult to replicate what I was seeing others do in their journals. After a couple of months I realized all I needed was the right tools. As my dad always said, If you have the right tools for the job, you’re already half way done when you start. Granted, I haven’t achieved near visual perfection like many others, but I’m expanding my collection so that it’s becoming easier and easier with practice.
My Bullet Journal Notebook
For starters, I use the Large, Squared, Moleskine Classic Notebook. I have bought many MANY notebooks over the years and this, by far, has been the best quality notebook. I love the smooth feel of the paper and sturdiness of the hard cover.
My Writing Utensils
My most recent addition are the soft and hard tipped Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen Set which I LOVE. They are the pens I have been missing to up my hand lettering game. I can’t wait to add more Tombow products to my collection. I use them mostly for headers and titles in my bullet journal but also for other crafty projects outside of journaling.
One of the first things I started with when I began bullet journaling was my trusty pack of Staedtler Triples Fineliner Pens. I first bought the rollerball set in this nifty case, but wasn’t a fan of them. Once I tried the felt tipped set, I was sold and switched the pens in the case. I carry them nearly everywhere. I used to use them for nearly everything colorful in my journal, but my work looked rough and unfinished, so I began using them generally for my trackers and headers and such.
Needing to replace the pens with something else for coloring purposes, I bought a pretty set of Studio Series Colored Pencils. I keep them in a jar among my supplies for a quick and easy reach to color anything I fancy: time bars, headers, event bullets, doodles, etc. I love their simple look.
Finally, I use a set of assorted Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens for filling in all the bits of information in between. And, of course, I throw a ruler in the mix to keep my spreads looking uniform.
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