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Monday, August 4, 2014

Pens & Posters

I love school supplies in general, but I have a few favorites.  I guard my Sharpie markers (partially because I imagine students sniffing them and drawing inappropriate pictures on everything).  I have a large collection, but never enough.  They are my go to tools for making posters.

Then I discovered Sharpie pens ... did I say pens? Yes!  ... did I mean fine tip Sharpie markers? No!  They are pens.  They don't bleed through paper.  They are nice and fine and write so well.  


Recently I discovered Zentangle.  Have you heard of it?  It's been around, I just discovered it this past school year.  When I started I was only using Sharpie pens.

I have since discovered Staedtler Marker Pens.  They are very fine and are triangular in cross section (so they don't roll).  They come in a super cool  easel storage case and in more muted colors than Sharpie pens.

After completing a lot of Xentangle designs, I decided I wanted a set of pens of different thicknesses.  Tonight I bit the bullet and bought a set from ek tools I found at Target.  And I can't wait to get started.  For a quick comparison, I wrote the thicknesses and brands of marker pens on the pink post it below.  It may not seem like much difference to you but when it comes to summary sheets and some of the more detailed zentangles, I think these pens are going to make a world or difference.

 Do you have pens, pencils or markers that you prefer?  You can catch a glimpse of my PaperMate Clear Point Mechanical Pencil in the top picture here.  If you think this is silly, head out to the closest store with school supplies, buy everything I have mentioned and send the supplies to me!!

Do you Zentangle? 



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