|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?
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 5/4/2013 7:10:13 PM|
I have a great, fine tip pen from Copic that I love!!!
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.
|Posted: 5/4/2013 8:49:21 PM|
I use Sharpie pens and they are by far my favorite pens I have ever used.
|Posted: 5/4/2013 8:50:48 PM|
My absolute favorite is the Uniball Gel Impact. It's so smoooooth.
Loc: In the boot state at the parish line
|Posted: 5/4/2013 8:51:10 PM|
|Posted: 5/4/2013 8:52:05 PM|
I keep going back to Gelly Roll pens!
|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.
|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!
|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
|Posted: 5/4/2013 9:54:47 PM|
Zig .05 but, I also love my fine tip CM pens that I have had forever.
|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.
Loc: Brisbane, Ausralia
|Posted: 5/4/2013 10:06:05 PM|
I use sharpie, never had a problem with them.
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.
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.
|Posted: 5/5/2013 9:56:50 AM|
My favorite is the Zig pens.
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.
|Posted: 5/5/2013 10:30:55 AM|AC precision pens and the slick writer is awesome
|Posted: 5/5/2013 10:58:35 AM|
Another vote for Copic multiliner.
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!
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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
|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
50 Peas in a pod.
|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.
|Posted: 5/7/2013 1:58:37 PM|
Exactly what msdixie said.
I buy then at Costco
|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!
|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!
|Posted: 5/7/2013 10:56:21 PM|
Still using the fine point Sharpie, never had any problems with them.
|Posted: 5/8/2013 4:06:21 AM|
i am using the fine point Sharpie too
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.
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.
|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.