I love bullet journaling, the creativity that comes with it and that you can have your week just as you want it, with space for all the little things you want or need to keep track of. Today I thought I would compile a Top 10 list of my favourite Bullet Journal Supplies.
I love dot grid paper for my journal, currently, I am using a £6 dotted notebook that I found in Flying Tiger, though I have used Scribbles That Matter and Leuchtturm1917 journals in the past.
An essential bullet journal supply is a graphite pencil, at the moment I’m loving mechanical pencils because you don’t need to sharpen them. I like being able to plan my layout and lettering in pencil to see if things work or not before committing to my designs with a pen.
This is one I reach for so often! I make so many mistakes, from wonky lines to misspelling words, plus, if a layout doesn’t quite work I can erase and start again without wasting pages!
I love the look of the hand-drawn line but totally suck at drawing them so I nearly always rely on a ruler for any straight lines that I need to draw! I prefer a metal ruler over a plastic one as they can be a bit more precise.
I found this Angle and Circle Maker by Helix a while ago after getting really annoyed with my traditional compass, the screw would keep loosening and the arms would slip causing me to have a wonky circle. This tool has changed all of that and all circles I now draw are uniform and perfect!
I love Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, not only do they come in a fab range of colours but the tip is fine enough for drawing lines and for writing with!
I like adding detail to my designs, whether it be shadows on the lettering or doodles in the margins. I originally used to use a fine liner pen but found that I wanted more variation in the line width. I found these Graphik Line Makers by Derwent, which have different sized tips to be perfect for what I wanted.
Coloured pencils are fab for adding a pop of colour to a spread whether it be colouring in lettering, adding highlights or for adding fun elements. I don’t have a favourite brand of coloured pencil, I own a ton, some are from when I was in school so are pretty old!
I love pastel highlighters and my favourites are Stabilo (the mini ones are just soo cute!) and Zebra Mildliners. I really like the Mildliners as one end is a chisel tip, brilliant for highlighting, while the other end is a fine line which is perfect for doodling and writing!
I own a ridiculous amount of washi but it is such a versatile thing! I use it as a page marker by running a strip down the edge of a page, as a means for attaching things to the page, as an accent in designs, as section dividers, in layouts instead of drawing lines…the list is almost endless!
Do you bullet journal? What are your most-used supplies? I’d love to know so leave me a comment!