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Posted 5/4/2013 by Rag94 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 573,293
November 2012
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Posted: 5/4/2013 4:19:24 PM
I still don't have a really good journaling pen. I was looking at the reviews for the american crafts slick writer pens, and they are really not good. Are they really that bad? Which pen do you use? How is it?


PeaNut 308,156
April 2007
Posts: 872
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Loc: Midwest

Posted: 5/4/2013 4:28:43 PM
I use a black zig pen in 05 thickness. It doesn't work great on slicker surfaces (you have to let it dry for a long time!) but I just try not to journal on slicker papers and it works great for all other types of papers for me.


PeaNut 460,385
March 2010
Posts: 40
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Loc: Denmark

Posted: 5/4/2013 5:21:26 PM
For any surface I use faber castell's Pitt pens, they are awsome. For normal journaling I actually like the SMASH pen


PeaNut 429,739
July 2009
Posts: 248
Layouts: 6
Loc: KS

Posted: 5/4/2013 5:27:46 PM
I really like the ac precision pens. I think that is what they are called I haven't paid attention for awhile though. It is the ones like what BH is releasing with PL

Just Me the Pea

PeaNut 468,574
May 2010
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Posted: 5/4/2013 7:06:09 PM
My favorite is the Sakura Micron Pigma .05 pen. Been using them since I started scrapbooking, have tried others but always come back to them. In fact I have Pigma pens I bought in 1997 that still work great. I have actually gotten paper wet before accidentally and they don't smear, smudge, or fade.

My husband recently bought me the pack of Becky Higgins pens (American Crafts?) she sold with the PL kit on HSN, I am curious what people think of those.


PeaNut 5,903
August 2000
Posts: 19,936
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Loc: Southern California

Posted: 5/4/2013 7:10:13 PM
I have a great, fine tip pen from Copic that I love!!!


PeaNut 537,092
January 2012
Posts: 151
Layouts: 18
Loc: boston, ma

Posted: 5/4/2013 7:32:39 PM
i used sakura micron forever just because that's what i started out with ages ago but they're not my favorite. the other day i picked up a recollections pen by michaels and so far it's okay but i have a feeling that it may fade over time. i like stabilo and they come in great colors. next up, i'm going to give faber-castell's pitt artist pens a try next. one of my fave comic book artist recommends them. they come in a variety of tips and are waterproof.


PeaNut 522,820
October 2011
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Posted: 5/4/2013 8:49:21 PM
I use Sharpie pens and they are by far my favorite pens I have ever used.

Garden Girl

PeaNut 83,420
April 2003
Posts: 9,679
Layouts: 840
Loc: Hawaii

Posted: 5/4/2013 8:50:48 PM
My absolute favorite is the Uniball Gel Impact. It's so smoooooth.


PeaNut 568,835
October 2012
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Loc: In the boot state at the parish line

Posted: 5/4/2013 8:51:10 PM
namiki falcon


PeaNut 198,096
March 2005
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Posted: 5/4/2013 8:52:05 PM
I keep going back to Gelly Roll pens!


PeaNut 23,047
October 2001
Posts: 1,384
Layouts: 31
Loc: Maryland

Posted: 5/4/2013 8:58:04 PM
I love Coptic multiliners. I use a wide vary of to sizes depending on what I am trying to do.


PeaNut 24,903
November 2001
Posts: 3,574
Layouts: 25
Loc: Ohio

Posted: 5/4/2013 9:19:37 PM
I am a pen addict...I collect them in an attempt to find my favorite, but I haven't gotten to the point where I am buying a certain kind. I wish I could find the pen I thought was the one to keep using!


PeaNut 553,135
May 2012
Posts: 350
Layouts: 4

Posted: 5/4/2013 9:24:12 PM
I like the Marvy le pen, it comes in a lot of colors also.

Stuck In The Bucket

PeaNut 494,372
January 2011
Posts: 703
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Loc: Wisconsin

Posted: 5/4/2013 9:54:47 PM
Zig .05 but, I also love my fine tip CM pens that I have had forever.


PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
Posts: 923
Layouts: 37
Loc: Texas!

Posted: 5/4/2013 9:55:33 PM
I like micron, zig, copic liners, and sharpie. I don't like the AC Precision too much, but I must just be weird because most people really love them. Just ordered the Sakura Microperm and I'm excited to try it out. If you go to a good art store, you should be able to try out a variety and see what suits you.


PeaNut 292,135
January 2007
Posts: 51
Layouts: 7
Loc: Brisbane, Ausralia

Posted: 5/4/2013 10:06:05 PM
I use sharpie, never had a problem with them.


PeaNut 456,808
February 2010
Posts: 14
Layouts: 33
Loc: Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted: 5/5/2013 9:35:47 AM
I love my brown Zig writer. It's double ended too. If you want a white pen for writing on photos or dark papers, Signo makes an AWESOME one. If you write on photos it needs some time to dry, but it's a cool look.


PeaNut 226,382
October 2005
Posts: 1,577
Layouts: 39
Loc: New England

Posted: 5/5/2013 9:49:52 AM
I love the AC Precision Pens too! Just ordered the new Amy Tan bright colored ones.


PeaNut 121,146
December 2003
Posts: 2,399
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Loc: Illinois

Posted: 5/5/2013 9:56:50 AM
My favorite is the Zig pens.


PeaNut 58,325
December 2002
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Layouts: 272
Loc: Clarksburg, Maryland

Posted: 5/5/2013 10:28:45 AM
I really like the Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens. For journaling I like the xs & s sizes.


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
Posts: 2,663
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 5/5/2013 10:30:55 AM
AC precision pens and the slick writer is awesome

pynk E

PeaNut 48,314
September 2002
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Posted: 5/5/2013 10:58:35 AM
Another vote for Copic multiliner.


PeaNut 506,131
April 2011
Posts: 276
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Loc: Cumming, GA

Posted: 5/5/2013 3:18:56 PM
i use a fine tip sharpie for everything. i have bought countless of them and never am without one! i like buying the bulk packs too, with different colors.. but i always have several of them in black within reach. they're great for writing, doodling, faux stitching.. whatever!


PeaNut 288,074
December 2006
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Posted: 5/5/2013 3:30:23 PM
I love the Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point Pens for journaling.


PeaNut 520,709
September 2011
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Posted: 5/5/2013 3:53:55 PM
My favourite was faber castell medallion pen, but they don't make them any more. Now I use faber castell pigment pens starting from 0.05(I also have pitt pens but they are not too fine so I don't use them for journaling). Also I have some cheaper pens since I use them over paint a lot and they don't hold for long.


PeaNut 556,456
June 2012
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Layouts: 2

Posted: 5/5/2013 4:26:15 PM
I like the microns a lot and I have them in several sizes. For slick surfaces I use Bic MarkIts in ultra fine. They are acid free and come in a bunch of colors and they dry fast on slick surfaces.

I have tried Slick Writers three times now and the fine ones are either dry the first time I use them or they dry out literally within a week. The thick ones always seem sort of pale and smudgey rather than a nice solid dark line. You may have better luck!
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Pixie Pea

PeaNut 41,800
July 2002
Posts: 13,016
Layouts: 660
Loc: Arizona

Posted: 5/5/2013 4:47:56 PM
The Slick writers always dried out so quickly for me. I decided to use a Sharpie ultra fine point and I don't care that it is not acid free.


PeaNut 271,557
August 2006
Posts: 4,337
Layouts: 416
Loc: Maine

Posted: 5/5/2013 6:01:13 PM
Fav: Sakura Gelly Roll - smooth writing and the color is nice and black

Seconds: Zig and Micron

For white, Uni-Ball is the only one for me


PeaNut 114,199
November 2003
Posts: 90
Layouts: 0

Posted: 5/5/2013 6:43:41 PM
My go-to pen is the AC Precision Pen - usually the .03 but sometimes .05. I also like the Pigma Micron because they have a nice dark brown color... Seemsike many "brown" pens are a little too light/red hued for my taste, but not this one. It's a true dark brown
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50 Peas in a pod.

PeaNut 555,142
May 2012
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Layouts: 22

Posted: 5/7/2013 1:52:10 PM
I recently purchased a pack of Stabilo 0.4mm Fineliner pens. They write really well and come in a variety of colors.

I'm Alive!

PeaNut 266,636
June 2006
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Layouts: 37
Loc: Alberta

Posted: 5/7/2013 1:58:37 PM
Exactly what msdixie said.

I buy then at Costco
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PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
Posts: 923
Layouts: 37
Loc: Texas!

Posted: 5/7/2013 4:44:50 PM
Just received my Sakura Microperm and tried it out. It's my new fave pen. Bought the .03 size, writes on matte and glossy and even plastic without smudging. The back of the package says it writes on CD's, glass, film, metal, photos, paper, ceramics, vinyl and wood. So cool!


PeaNut 584,674
April 2013
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Posted: 5/7/2013 8:38:07 PM
black Zig or micron .05 tip & for white journaling i use the uni-ball gel pen. You cant go wrong with any of these..they last a long time & write smoothly!


PeaNut 189,549
February 2005
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Posted: 5/7/2013 10:56:21 PM
Still using the fine point Sharpie, never had any problems with them.


PeaNut 586,931
May 2013
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 5/8/2013 4:06:21 AM
i am using the fine point Sharpie too


PeaNut 177
March 1999
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Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns

Posted: 5/8/2013 6:37:21 AM
Hmmm... I have always liked the slick writers.

But Zig is great too.


PeaNut 545,193
February 2012
Posts: 120
Layouts: 24
Loc: Chicago, IL

Posted: 5/8/2013 10:36:21 AM
My favorite pen is the Le Pen. Best colors: black, brown & grey.

I also use Uniball Micro with a .5 lead & Sharpie thin tip permanent markers or pens.
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PeaNut 344,026
October 2007
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Posted: 5/8/2013 11:27:13 AM
I love Becky Higgins Project Life journaling pen set. I bought it from HSN. There is a nice variety of colors and widths.
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