Coloring Pens, Pencils and Markers

Yesterday I posted about coloring books.  My new hobby! So today, I thought I would share the coloring pens, pencils and markers that I have used and what I think about them.  Awesome coloring pages need awesome coloring tools, right?

The first pack of colored pencils I began using are Crayola pencils.  The kind that I buy for my kids for school.  Nothing wrong with them.  They are affordable and you can buy them almost anywhere.  You have your primary colors and you are good to go!  Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12 count (68-4012)

Next, I was looking for colored pencils that would work well inside a bible for the Bible art journaling I wanted to start.   The pencils I eventually settled on are the Prismacolor Premier Colored Woodcase Pencils, 12 Assorted Colors/set . I bought mine at a retail store because I had a coupon and I actually still paid more than the Amazon Prime price (1/9/16)! But they were worth every penny.  These pencils are smooth and work so well, I have used them in my Bible for Inductive Bible Study, too.  I also like the metal tin they come in.

My next set was another gift from my friend, Shelly. She is my enabler Bible-Study-Scrapbook-Essential-Oil-Coloring-Bible-Art-Journaling Compadre-Sister-Friend.  We regularly discuss all aspects of these things and get to see each other pretty often.  So as a treat, not only did she gift me but she gave to my kids and these were pretty awesome!!!  Not surprisingly they are also crayola.   Crayola 18ct Twistables Colored Pencils .  The picture is of the crayons that she gave my kids and they work BEAUTIFULLY in my Bible.  Just BEAUTIFULLY! (Doesn’t have to be expensive to work really well)  The picture is the twistable crayons she gave my kids.

One thing I want to really work on is Hand-Lettering.  This will be mainly for my Bible journaling, but not exclusively.  I actually took a college-level Calligraphy no-credit course because I am so intrigued by not just the words but how they appear in text and script.  I LOVE fonts and if I got into web design, FONTS would be my thang…  So hand lettering kinda falls into that as well.  In order to do it well, you need really good pens.  Artist pens.  Pitt Artist Pens – Wallet Set of All 4 Pen Styles in Black
are an excellent choice. It’s a set of 4 pens in 4 different nib styles. I was really glad I splurged and bought these.  I am learning how to use them well and create some lettering styles.

These pens come in a variety of tip sizes, styles, and colors. I have been using these pens for years. They are kinda like Sharpies before Sharpies got really popular – and I love them. They do bleed through most paper projects I have used them on – but the colors stay true and they have lasted These are good for writing, journaling, adding highlights to text, etc.  These pens are NOT good for children to use. (Ask me how I know.) I have used BOTH of these pens and love them for their individual qualities.

Now this set.  It’s the MotherLoad of colored pens.  TEKwriterUSA Premium Gel Pens, 100 Count pen set.  Oh. My. Word.  And my sweet friend Shelly gave these to me for my birthday!  What I love about them is that they often have more than 1 pen in the same color but different finishes.  1 is regular ink, 1 is glitter ink, and 1 is metallic.  So it makes coloring really fun because you can layer and highlight using the same color.  It is the ULTIMATE in color gel pens.  I read the amazon reviews – and so far the only thing I have had to do is get a tissue and wipe the end of 1 glitter pen to get the ink flowing again.  I am currently coloring the craft-style cover of my Secret Garden coloring book with these pens and it is simply beautiful!  This could easily become a coffee-table book it is so pretty…

So these are my top rated items for Bible art journaling, Scrapbooking, Paper crafting & design, or just coloring.  All the links in this post are my amazon-affiliate links, so if you purchase through my links – I will get a small commission.  If you can find them closer to home – and on sale – I really recommend that you pick them up because they will definitely color your world brighter!