Hand Lettering Pen Recommendations

So you ordered your Joyful + Rising Biblical Affirmation and Devotional Journal and you're wondering...what pens do I need to order?! It's a question I get asked frequently, so I thought I put together a list of pen set recommendations for all of you! And if you have any set recommendations, please feel free to drop them in the comments below. All of these pen sets can be found on Amazon, and I have included their links!

 

A few things about the paper of the journal...

  • The paper is called 100# weighted paper, so it's not quite as thick as cardstock paper, but much thicker than your typical printer paper to avoid bleeding
  • However, markers and pens like Sharpies WILL bleed, so always test a small piece of the paper first before doing any of your tracing or lettering work
  • All of the pens included in this list have been tested on the journal paper and are bleed free!
  • The links for the pens are Amazon Affiliate links, which means I make a small commission on any purchases made from those links. 

Dyvicl Hand Lettering Calligraphy Pen Set

  • Price: $12.99
  • 8 Pen Set: 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, brush, XS, S, M, L
  • Black, waterproof, non-toxic ink
  • Three Tip Styles: brush, chisel (3), and fine point (4)
  • Ultra-smooth writing style
  • Hillary's Rating: 9/10
  • Link: https://amzn.to/3uPAsI8

 

 

 

 

 

 

HETHRONE Pigment Liner Set

  • Price: $12.99
  • 8 Pen Set: 1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, brush, XS, S, M, L
  • Black, waterproof, non-toxic ink
  • Three Tip Styles: brush, chisel (3), and fine point (4)
  • Ultra-smooth writing style
  • Hillary's Rating: 8/10
  • Link: https://amzn.to/3uLFYeZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandafly Calligraphy Lettering Brush Pen

  • Price: $6.89
  • 6 Pen Set: extra fine tip, fine tip, medium tip, brush tip (3)
  • Black, waterproof, non-toxic ink
  • Three Tip Styles: brush, chisel (3), and fine point (4)
  • Ultra-smooth writing style
  • Pens are refillable! Instructions for refill on back of the box. Refill cartridges not included but you can use any fountain pen ink refill. Here's an example: (https://www.amazon.com/Cartridge-Professional-International-Non-Toxic-Blotch-Free/dp/B07Y3T9VXS/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=black+fountain+pen+ink+non+toxic+waterproof&qid=1618517854&sr=8-6)
  • Hillary's Rating: 10/10
  • Link: https://amzn.to/3x8N1jJ

 

Of these three sets, I actually prefer the Pandafly set for a few reasons.

  • I love that the ink is refillable! That way I don't have to buy an entirely new pen set.
  • Although having more pen styles is nice, I typically don't use the chisel type pens for lettering. They're just not my personal preference, so I feel like having 6 pens may be better than 8 pens if I don't use half the box.
  • Also, this is the cheapest set! I'm all about a good deal.

 

Have any other good recommendations? Let me know in the comments! And OF COURSE, when you get your devotional journals, take pics of your filled out pages and tag me on Instagram! Let's see your lovely artwork!

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