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So you decided to start a journal. Congratulations!!!!
You need some supplies whether you are a new journalist or expert.
No matter what you are using your notebook for, you are going to need the right supplies. Luckily for you, I am a hoarder of all things stationery supplies. I have about 40 notebooks, 40pens, markers and everything else.
Think you got the right notebook? Well, it really depends on what you like and what you are using it for.
For instance- a person wanting to bullet journal may wish to get a notebook with dotted pages. These are great for knowing how big to make boxes for calendars and such.
An artist would want a blank page notebook that way the lines won’t mess their work. This would be called a sketchbook.
Journalists may want a regular lined notebook for writing.
Maybe you want a notebook with lines but also have blank pages
Maybe you want to be funky and have a notebook with colored pages. YES PLEASE
Just make sure your notebook has thick pages. Thin pages will make your text look terrible.
Need ideas to fill your notebook? Read my post 8 Creative Ways to Fill a Notebook
Essential for any journaling needs. You don’t want a pen that bleeds through the page.
Or a pen that makes it look like the words are coming out of the back of the page
Colored pens are great when you want to add some fun to the pages.
Bullet journalists use pens to write the months or days of the week
The right pen, just like the right notebook, changes everything. Giving you inspiration.
What the heck is washi tape? A question all you newbies may be asking. Well, technically it is tape but nice looking.
We use it to decorate our pages. They make them in various designs, sizes, shapes and colors. It is really easy to just go out and buy a ton.
The great thing about washi tape is they usually sell them in bulk. Take this for example 48 count for a little over $10. What a deal
Again like the pen, you don’t want markers that bleed through pages.
Do you want bright or neon, thin or thick? Do you want one with a brush tip to draw? So many choices.
Stickers– cheap, placeable anywhere and easily hoarded
Highlighters– Is there anything better than highlighting words in yellow? I think not
Stencils– these come in handy if you are like me and can’t draw for beans but still want to make your journal look cute
Ruler– When you least expect it do you need a ruler
Where to buy your writing materials?
Luckily for you, I added a link to some fun things you can buy on Amazon. You can go by clicking the purple text.
Other places include-
- Dollar store
- Craft store
Young or old. Experience or newbie. Just browsing around for supplies or need them for journaling. This list is perfect for you.
Remember what you do with your paper is up to you.
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