If you would like to start creating your Bullet Journal you will need some fabulous pens and other supplies to get you going. In this blog I will introduce you to some of the best pens and supplies for Bullet Journals in India.
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The Best Pens For Your Bullet Journal
The creative side of Bullet Journaling can feel overwhelming. Your mind can start racing, what do I need, where do I even start? Well all you really need to start a successful bullet journal is the ability to create a daily journaling habit so if you already have that, let’s have fun looking at some bullet journaling supplies in India.
I will start by being honest with you. I have always loved stationary. One of my favourite memories was being aloud to pick anything I wanted on my birthday from my dads work stationary cupboard. I always have a notebook in my bag, pens, pencils and sticky notes. So the fact that you get to pick fun stationary to help you along with your bullet journal is well, a bonus for me!
I strongly believe you can never have enough pens, wasabi tape, pencils, journals or any type of stationary. You may find that lot’s of the designs you follow on other blog pages use markers but as they are so expensive here in India, I will show you other pens that are just as good and better on your purse strings. You can create beautiful designs without markers especially with water colours but for this blog we will focus on the best pens available to you in India.
Lets go pen shopping.
- SAKURA PIGMA MICRON BLACK OPEN STOCK 02 (0.30mm) – ₹ 90.00
This pen is perfect for smooth writing, it has a crisp ink colour that makes sure to leave constant lettering and lines every time. It is often used my artists, crafters and industry professionals making it the perfect pen for your bullet journal. It does not smudge and doesn’t bleed through most papers (perfect for an acid free environment). It is waterproof, fade resistant and is an essential for every bullet journalist. This just might be your new favourite pen. Available here.
2. Camlin Kokuyo Student Water Color Cakes – 12 Shades
Ok so technically these are not pens but I told you how wonderful water colours could be and here they are! This is a set of 12 assorted colours and a brush. These watercolours are perfect for any embellishments or themes you will be painting within your bullet journal and offer a lovely range of bright colours. Available here.
3. Add Gel Little Artist – Twin Tip Brush 12 Pen Set – ₹ 137.00
These pens offer a watercolour effect without you having to use watercolours! They are twin side and you get 12 different colours in a pack. They have a nylon fine nib on one end and a broad brush nib on the other. The ink quality is high (5x ink quality) and it comes with a free colouring book, which is very therapeutic. These pens will help you colour in details and brighten up a page. Available here.
4. uni-ball UM 100 Signo Gel Pen (0.7mm, Transparent Body, Cream White Ink) – ₹ 70.00
I personally love this cream white gel pen. It has a really nice tip and the ink just rolls out of it. This pen has been developed with technical expertise by uni-ball who have created some of the worlds best pens. Available here.
5. Faber-Castell Textliner – Pack of 5 (Assorted) – ₹ 99.00
Do you remember in my last blog, I showed you this title page?
Well highlighters were used to create it! They are an essential (and colourful) part of your bullet journal kit. It is also important that you have good ones. It is so annoying when you buy highlighters and then they quickly dry out or when they do not look like the colours on the packaging. These Faber-Castle highlighters are very good quality, with long lasting ink (that is refillable) and the colours you see on the packaging are what also shows on your paper! What are you waiting for…they are available here.
The Best Bullet Journal Notepads
Bonus! I have also found a few of the best bullet journal notepads available here in India. I will be doing a blog soon that focuses only on the best journals / notepads for bullet journaling so keep an eye out for that.
- The Mood Twisters A5 120 GSM Dotted Journal Notebook 112 – ₹ 230.00
This dreamy white and blue softcover journal is perfect for bullet journaling. It is also available in different colours and designs so make sure to look at all of them and decide which ones suit you best. This is an A5 journal with 112 pages, inside it is dotted which is ideal for bullet journaling. Dot’s allow you to count grids that you will make in some spreads. They also just help you to space things out. The journal lays flat which makes it perfect for you to create within and has rounded edges so you will not get edges that stick up. It is the perfect blank slate from which you can work on and make your own. It is available here.
2. Snow Crafts B6 Notebooks, Plain, 90 GSM Natural Shade Paper, Brown Soft Cover,in Journal Diary, 80 Pages (B6- Dotted) – ₹ 129.00
This journal is a soft brown covered journal, it has 80 pages and is also dotted. It has thick paper so if you are using water colours, nothing will seep through onto your next page. The paper is also acid free which means the Sakura Pigma Micron Black is the perfect pen for it. If you were looking for a minimal style bullet journal this could be the one for you. Available here.
Time To Get Creating
I hope this list of the tools I use when creating my own bullet journal helps you. It is quite simple really to create beautiful spreads from very little. I will be showing you how to create some spreads, title pages and trackers soon. Now that you have an idea of the equipment you need, make sure you order it because in my next blog I will be showing you How To Start A Bullet Journal and I think you will want to start experimenting with your own!
Have you read my first blog, What is a Bullet Journal? It is about what a bullet journal really is and who started it. If you have not read it, it is a good place to start before moving on to setting up your own bullet journal.
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