My favourite pens for journalling and doodling are the lovely Signo Gel Pens by Uni-ball, in particular the ‘Sparkling Colours’ set.
These are medium sized gel pens, perfect for writing and doodling. They have ‘click shut’ lids, that stay on (for some reason many other gel pen lids fall off easily) and the usual little hooks to clip onto pockets etc.
The pens are such a joy to use. They glide on smoothly and leave a clear, bold .65 mm thick line. The colours sparkle and look very attractive. I love to use them on top of background papers, they show up very well because of the sparkle.
These pens are fantastic for use on dark backgrounds, offering many possibilities for interesting effects. They can be used this way for a glittery “chalk writing” effect too.
The ink is waterproof and fadeproof. They last very well, and are, in my opinion, excellent value for money.
You can also purchase the colours individually at stationers or from Amazon.
Signo gel pens are also available in Standard, Metallic and Pastel colours. I have the metallic ones and they are also lovely to use.
The gold and silver pens are particularly handy for writing on gift tags and cards – especially if you want to write on black or other dark colours.
Where to buy
I purchased mine from my local Sainsburys. You can find Signo pens in most stationery and craft shops.
This link – Uni-ball Signo Sparkling Gel Ink Rollerballs, Pack of 8 Pens, Assorted Colours – leads to the item on Amazon. If you purchase it from this link then I would get a small commission from Amazon for sending custom their way. The packaging shown is different, but it is the same product.