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Hand Lettering

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One of the perks of using a Bullet Journal instead of a pre-fab planner is that you get to decorate it yourself! Your way, your style! One of the easiest ways to customize your Bullet Journal is by using creative headers and banners to title your pages. Unfortunately, sometimes fancy headers become a source of frustration. After all, who can compete with all those artists on Instagram! Coming up with Bullet Journal header ideas, and insecurity about your drawing skills can really ruin the journal experience.

Bullet Journal Pens 101

The first step of any project is to gather the necessary supplies. The same is true when you start a journal or a Bullet Journal. You’ve got to have a dedicated notebook and pen ready, or your journaling dreams are toast. Now as I’ve said before, there’s no wrong way to choose your notebook and pen. The only thing that matters is your mindset about keeping a journal.  But I’m of the firm opinion that starting off with high quality ( and pretty!) supplies keeps you more motivated over the long term. So what are the best bullet journal pens?

In an attempt to make your life easier, I’ve done the work for you! I’ve been bullet journaling every single day for over 2 years and I’ve field tested dozens of different notebooks and pens. ( To see my top picks for notebooks, click here! ) in the selection below I’ve picked the not only the highest quality but the most affordable pens on the market now. So scroll down and get started on building your ideal journal kit with any one of these 8 sure to please pens!

When I first began my foray into the world of Bullet Journaling, I did what any sane person would do. I became obsessive about my new hobby and spent hours on Instagram ogling inspiration. This was my first introduction into the world of hand-lettering and brush lettering.  As much as I admired the beautiful work I was seeing – I considered it out of my reach. These must be professionals, they must practice all day, they must spend a fortune on supplies, etc.  But today I’m here to tell you, it’s not true!

Yes, of course, there are the professionals out there and practice does make perfect. But as I timidly began to give it a try, I realized it’s not nearly as hard as it seems. In fact, some of the most beautiful brush lettering is well within the reach of a beginner!

Today I’m going to guide you, step by step, thru some beautiful lettering projects. It’s fun, it’s easy, and you can do it! Let’s get started!

Since I first started sharing my Bullet Journal on social media in 2016, I’ve gotten so many questions about the pens I’m using to create my headers.  I’ve also been asked many times if I’ve been formally trained, taken any courses on hand lettering and the like. Well, today I’m gonna give my readers the goods. The juicy secrets of handwriting success, if there is such a thing.