My Top 7 Favorite Brush Pens

Brush Pens are really nice to create fun headers in your bullet journal or to create beautiful hand-lettered cards.
In this post I want to share with you my personal favorite brush pens.

Apart from the list I made, there are several other brush pens available which I haven’t tried out yet.
This is a list of pens I use regularly.

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1. Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip and Soft Tip

The Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip is probably one of the most easy to use brush pens I’ve ever bought.
The tip is flexible, yet firm, which gives you a great control when writing. With this pen you can create beautiful thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes.

The Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip is a little harder too control, especially when you’re used to the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip.
I immediatly noticed the tip is waaaay softer, which makes it maybe harder to control.
I’ve found out I like the Hard Tip better, but some people feel like it’s easier to write with the Soft Tip. So I’d say: experiment with it.

Both the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens are water-based and what I like most about it is that they don’t bleed trough most paper and also barely ghost.
The downside of this pen is that it only comes in one color: black.

2. Pentel Sign Pen with brush tip

I am a huge fan of these pens. They’re not really expensive, they come in 12 colors and for me it feels like the tip is something in between the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard tip and the Soft Tip.
These pens also have very flexible and soft tips, but I feel they’re easier to control than the Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip.
They’re absolutely great for beginners!
The ink is also water-based and I like it is really black.

3. Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens

I think these pens are currently my favorites. They come in a huge variety of colors (up to 60 for the brush pens I think).
You can buy them individually or in sets or boxes. They aren’t cheap, but well worth the money I think.
The ink is water resistant and permanent.
I especially like the soft colors and the pastels and I use these pens all the time in my bullet journal.

4. Aqua Brushes

Aqua brushes come in different sizes and are great if you want to work with watercolors.
They’re easy to use but might require a bit of practice to do the actual lettering.
What’s so great about these brush pens is that they’re easy to take with you while traveling and for creating pieces on the go.
You fill the brush with water so you don’t have to take a water container with you. Perfect in combination with a watercolor travel set.

5. Artline Stix Brush Markers

These brush pens are of a whole different kind!
The nibs are really firm compared to any other brush pens I’ve tried out.
They’re also bigger pens, which means bigger tips and bigger lettering. The fun thing about these brush pens is that you can stack them together. I think the fact that you can connect the pens to each other makes it easier to store them.

6. Crayola Supertips

Crayola Supertips aren’t exactly brush pens, but with a bit of practice you can definitely brush letter with them!
These coloring pens are unique because of there special tips.
Also, they are VERY inexpensive. So if you’re a beginner and you’d like some markers for coloring in your bullet journal or to start brush lettering without immediately spending your money on expensive materials, these are the perfect solution.

7. Ecoline Brush Pens

If you like big, bold lettering, I definitely recommend the Ecoline brush pens.
I’ve had no problem using them in my Leuchtturm 1917 notebook, however the ink is very pigmented, so it might not be suitable for every kind of paper.
You can get them in about 59 different colors and you can also buy the liquid water color bottles, which are great to use with an aqua brush.

 

Like I said, there are a lot of other brush pens I haven’t tried out but would love to.
I’ve tried out the Tombow Dual Brushpens before (I have one in black), but I found it so hard to control. However, I’m totally in love with their pastels and I will probably buy these one day.

Do you like brush pens? What kinds have you tried already?
Let me know in the comments!

 

Marieke

 

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