For my bullet journal, I don’t aim to make my spreads the most beautiful. I also have a somewhat humble collection of washi tape. This post is a list of what I use and what I’ve gathered over the past year. Starting out in a bullet journal, I only had pens, a notebook, and a ruler.
Here’s what I use in my bullet journal (though not all of them in every spread!)
- Black gel pen (the ones I’m loving right now are from the dollar store)
- Black Sharpie fine liner
- Stencil with assorted shapes and sizes (the one I have is this one on Amazon.ca)
- Washi tape—I have some from Michael’s, Staples, Dollar Tree, and an ultra-cheap set of them from Amazon.
- Markers—I’m currently obsessed with my Zebra Mildliners and I also like using my Frixion erasable markers.
All of the calligraphy-type writing I do is done with my black gel pen or the fine tip Sharpie. I do a “fake calligraphy” method like the one outlined in this post from Jones Design Company.
I use a pencil to pre-plan my layouts to avoid as many mistakes as possible. I get peace of mind knowing I can erase away the lines and lettering after I ink them! that doesn’t eliminate all of my mistakes.
Although it’s not strictly a tool or supply I use, Pinterest is one of my favourite places to find inspiration for my bullet journal. I have a board set up for layouts, handwriting styles, and collection ideas.
I like to keep my number of supplies to a minimum. I’m not very keen to have a giant arts and crafts collection.