35+ Bullet Journal Supplies Recommended By The Pros

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Looking for some cool Bullet Journal supplies to add to your collections? I got you covered with 35+ awesome supplies recommended by the pros.

It’s easy to get lost in the world of Bullet Journal stationery, that’s why I asked experienced BuJo enthusiasts what supplies are tested by time and are on their top list.

I’m always looking for new cool supplies and wonder what other people are using. 

Especially because everyone has such a unique and different style, chances are either they use some supplies you have never heard about, or they can be a great inspo for new ways to use your favorite supplies.

Therefore I talked to tons of BuJo gurus and my favorite accounts to learn what some of their favorite stationery are.

I made sure that everyone below has different styles and does different things in their Bullet Journals.

Oh, and hopefully, you’ll find here some new accounts to follow. All these people create something amazing and inspire me every day!

There is a free guide to Bullet Journal supplies, so be sure to scroll until the end.

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Hayley @hayleyremdeart

Hayley is a master of paints – watercolor, gouache – she uses it all and rocks it.

I also love how she uses different types of paper on her Bullet Journal spreads – white, black, kraft – you can find inspo for all of these.

Take a look at her YouTube channel to see how she creates this beauty.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @hayleyremdeart | Masha Plans
Credit: @hayleyremdeart

Here is what she said about her favorite supplies:

“My go-to supplies are:

A&O notebook – I love the designs, paper quality, and business as a whole.

Unipin Fineliners – great quality and the nib doesn’t wear down easily.

Arteza Gouache – cannot beat the price!”

If you want to get anything from Archer and Olive, you can use my code MASHA10 to get 10% off your order!

All the other supplies Hayley mentioned are available on Amazon.

Uni Pin Drawing Pens/6 Assorted Tip Sizes, Uni Pin Technical Fineliner Pens, Pack of 6 Assorted Tip Sizes, Black Ink
  • 6 black Uni Pin fibre tip pens
  • This set of 6 Black Uni Pin Fineliners includes a 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.8mm
  • Water-resistant, lightfast ink
ARTEZA Gouache Paint Set, Set of 24 Vibrant Colors in 12ml/0.4 US fl oz Tubes, Gouache Sets for Professionals, Students, Art Supplies for Canvas and Paper
  • High-Pigment 24 Color Gouache Paint Set: Dive into a world of vibrant colors with our high-pigment gouache artist paint set. Offering 24 colors in convenient 12ml/0.4 US fl oz tubes, this set provides artists with the palette to blend and create their unique color mixes.
  • Rich and Opaque Coverage: Each color in our gouache paint tubes provides superior, opaque coverage. The formula is designed for layering, enabling you to achieve the depth and details you desire in your art. Moreover, a little goes a long way, ensuring lasting use.
  • Non-toxic and Viscous Formula: Safety is paramount at Arteza. Our gouache set is completely toxin-free, making it suitable and safe for artists of all levels. This viscous paint is ideal for creating textured, layered artwork.

Slav @seed_successful_you

Slav creates just the most wonderful spreads, she uses so many colors, and her decorations are always so very cute.

Her pages always look bright, light, and very positive. Something that would bring a smile to your face.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @seed_successful_you | Masha Plans
Credit: @seed_successful_you

Here are the supplies she uses to create that wonderful feeling in her BuJo:

“I love using Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens in my bullet journal because they are so classic. You can write calligraphy with them, doodles, etc.

I also love to use Zebra Mildliners. They make my journal look clean, simple, and elegant. They are also great for creating bullet journal headers.”

Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings
  • Contains both the soft and hard tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens
  • Features a flexible brush tip for different lettering and drawing techniques
  • Create extra fine, fine or medium strokes by a change in brush pressure
Zebra Pen Mildliner Double Ended Highlighter Set, Broad and Fine Point Tips, Assorted Ink Colors, 15-Pack
  • Versatile creative tool! With a broad chisel tip at one end and fine bullet point at the other, these creative markers are great for highlighting, hand lettering and creative expression
  • Bring your bullet journal or Bible study to life! Zebra Pen Mildliner Highlighters have a unique, mild color that makes any creative work a little more snazzy in the office, art department or studio
  • Layer ink for extra creativity! Translucent, water-resistant ink in soft colors layers beautifully and won’t bleed through the page; Double ended marker-highlighters are perfect for coloring books

Mark @menwhobullet

Mark is a unicorn in the Bullet Journal world – a man who uses and totally nails this Bullet Journal thing.

He is very productive with his journal and I love how functional his style is.

He also has been Bullet Journaling for a very long time so he has tons of ideas and tips to share on his Instagram and YouTube channel

Weekly Spread by @menwhobullet | Masha Plans
Credit: @menwhobullet

Here are his favorites:

“My go-to favorite stationery items:

Appointed Pencils – any pencil will do, but I love my pencils and supporting a local stationery shop.

Pen – I’ve been a long-time fan of the Uniball Signo DX .38 pens. I’ve been using them for years.

Very close Muji Gel pens – I love how well they write and I’m such a fan of all things Muji

Any clear ruler. I have a Westcott-branded one that I love. Always have it with me for straight lines

Light/medium gray brush pen. I personally love the Tombow’s because they work so nicely in all journals. I use them a lot for drop shadows. You can also layer the color to make it darker without overdoing it. “

Uni-ball Signo DX UM-151 Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Black (Set of 2)
  • Users can enjoy clean and even flowing lines, and the strong tips can withstand all the heavy handed writing you can offer.
  • Like all our other pens, the Uni Signo DX is highly sought after by artists and writers alike, but difficult to find in the US.
  • Includes 2 pieces of 0.38 Gel Ink Pen.
MUJI - 0.38mm Black Smooth Gel Ink Ballpoint Cap Pen (10 pieces)
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • 0.38mm Point
  • Gel-ink ballpoint pen with a frosted body for writing or drawing
Westcott 10562 Acrylic Clear Ruler, 18 In
  • Acrylic Ruler: Suitable for use at home, or in the classroom, shop, or office, this beveled transparent ruler allows for easy page viewing and precise measurement taking
  • Easy-To-Read Markings: This straight-edge ruler features 1 edge scaled in sixteenths, while the other edge features standard metric markings; Sharply delineated numerals and graduations ensure easy readability
  • Raised Beveled Edges: This professional ruler comes equipped with raised beveled edges that allow for more precise drawing and less smudges
Tombow 56171 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Grayscale, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers
  • Updated color palette now includes N79 Warm Gray 2
  • Ideal for hand lettering, watercolor, fine art, illustrations, doodling, journaling, coloring and more
  • Water-based

Nicole @plansthatblossom

I don’t think Nicole needs a lot of introduction and if you haven’t heard about her yet – go and follow her Instagram, she is really phenomenal!

Her pages are all very unique with her – I would call it – retro style. There is something extra in all her doodles and setups.

She is also the author of the amazing book My Life In Lists, which is basically a fun compilation of different Bullet Journal collections. Super fun to play around with these!

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread by @plansthatblossom | Masha Plans
Credit: @plansthatblossom

Here is what helps her create the magic:

“My favorite stationery supplies begin and end with notebooks and pens.

I love Archer & Olive journals because I need a high-quality paper that’s thick enough to handle whatever I throw at it!

As for pens, I favor Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens. The ink is rich without bleeding through, and dries quickly and evenly.”

P.S. don’t forget you can get 10% off your order at Archer and Olive with my code MASHA10 ;)

Faber-Castell 267420 Pastel Tones Pitt Brush Pen (Pack of 12)
  • Set of 12 Pitt Brush pens- Pastel Tones
  • Pigmented drawing ink
  • Water-resistant, permanent

Nabaa @whimsical.doodles

Nabaa is super talented and has such a distinct Bullet Journal style.

She always uses calm colors and creates the most beautiful drawings on her Bullet Journal pages.

If you want to learn how to create similar beauties, be sure to check Archer and Olive blog where Nabaa often shares tutorials.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @whimsical.doodles | Masha Plans
Credit: @whimsical.doodles

Here are her favorites:

“If I were to pick my favorite bullet journaling must-haves, I’d, of course, start with my Archer and Olive notebook! I enjoy painting a lot in my journal so I’ve gotta have a notebook that is able to take on all the paint I throw at it!

I’ve used so many different mediums in this notebook and have never had issues with bleeding or even ghosting!

Following that up with my obsession with all things gold, I LOVE the Gold Gelly Roll pens by Sakura and the Zig Kuretake Gold Watercolours!

These are my absolute go-to supplies for when I want a little sparkle and shine on my pages. 

Sakura 57385 3-Piece Gelly Roll Blister Card Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set, Gold
  • Gelly roll blister card metallic gel ink pen set
  • A roller ball pen that is easy and comfortable to write with
  • Archival quality ink chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, Watercolor paint set, 6 colors, Professional-quality for artists and crafters, AP-Certified, for adult, Made in Japan
  • [6 Colors] Golden pearl-tinted Gansai for professional artists and crafters.
  • Ideal for calligraphy, illustrations, brush lettering and more!
  • With excellent opaqueness, the deep colors embellish the paper and stand out boldly.

Another favorite art supply is paint-pens! I love using both the Posca and Acrylograph pens – they just make it so so much easier to add color into your journal without the mess of paint brushes, palettes, and paint. They’re essentially just ‘paint in pen form which is so cool.

(pss, if you want to learn more about the acrylograph pens and what they are – be sure to check my post Archer and Olive Acrylograph Pens Review)

And finally, if you’re looking for a good white pen – the Sakura Gelly Roll is probably your best bet! They’re super opaque and so far I’ve had absolutely no issues using them on top of kraft paper, paints, or markers!”

8 Posca Paint Markers, 3M Fine with Reversible Tips, Set of Acrylic Paint Pens for Art Supplies, Fabric Paint, Fabric Markers, Art Markers
  • Reversible Tips – Reversible bullet tips allow Posca markers to last twice as long as other markers; To reveal the other side of the tips, simply pull the bullet nib out to reveal one of two sides, from 0.9mm to 1.3mm
  • Safety First – Posca markers are non-toxic, which means our pigment formula does NOT contain alcohol like other markers, each Posca marker is water-based which means it’s alcohol-free, waterproof, and still lightfast
  • Crazy Versatile – Posca paint markers have been professionally tested and used on over 50 different surface types, which means you’re covered whether you’re using a canvas, fabric, acrylic, metal, surfboard, rocks, windshields, or anything else
SAKURA Gelly Roll Moonlight Gel Pens - Bold Point Opaque Ink Pen for Journaling, Art, or Drawing - Bold Line - Assorted Bright Ink - 10 Pack
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: These pens don’t bleed through paper and make a lasting mark
  • Bright, Opaque Colored Ink: Gel pens have paint-like colored ink that flows creamy smooth onto light and dark paper
  • Archival Quality: Non-fluorescent pen ink is waterproof and fade resistant when dry; fluorescent ink glows under blacklight

Julia @julia.pezowicz

Julia is creating some amazing drawings on her Bullet Journal pages. Her drawings are always so cute and bright.

Plus she really has a very unique style.

She also recently opened an Etsy shop where you can get some of her amazing designs, so be sure to check that out.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @julia.pezowicz | Masha Plans
Credit: @julia.pezowicz

Meanwhile, here is what she said about her favorite supplies:

“If it comes to my favorite art supplies for journaling I must say watercolors (Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor pocket box) and waterproof fineliners (Sakura Pigma Micron)!

Using water in your journal takes some practice and even though I still didn’t master it I’m having a lot of fun decorating my spreads with some watercolor washes.

The best thing about watercolor is the fact that you can mix every color you can dream of with only 6 colors! That’s wild.”

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint Set, Sketchers' Pocket Set, 12 Half Pans w/ Brush
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives
  • Cotman Water Colours possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties
  • This popular pocket-sized plastic box features an integral mixing palette in the lid
SAKURA Pigma Micron Fineliner Pens - Archival Black Ink Pens - Pens for Writing, Drawing, or Journaling - Assorted Point Sizes - 6 Pack
  • Precise archival pens create fade resistant, waterproof, bleed free marks for drawing, artwork, journaling, and more
  • Includes 6 black ink Pigma Micron pens in point sizes 005 (0.20mm), 01 (0.25mm), 02 (0.30mm), 03 (0.35mm), 05 (0.45mm), and 08 (0.50mm)
  • Pigma Micron ink is pH neutral, quick drying, and approved by ACMI toxicologists; pens have AP certification seal

Sera @seras.bullet.journal

Sera has a beautiful Bullet Journal and I bet you saw a lot of her work on my different roundup posts.

Moreover, she is probably the only person I know who uses a clipbook as a Bullet Journal, which seems like such a great idea!

Bullet Journal Memories Page by @seras.bullet.journal | Masha Plans
Credit: @seras.bullet.journal

Here is what she said about her favorite supplies:

“My first favorite bujo supply is my Filofax Clipbook – I just love that I can take out the pages and that I do not need to redo my future log when the book is full!

Apart from that, I always need a good black brush pen, the Pentel sign pens work best for me.

And last but not least, I love to add some color, that’s where the Tombow Dual Brush pens come in handy, the color range is great and they work well for brush lettering, too!”

Filofax Clipbook, Black Leather-Look Cover, A5, 8-1/4 x 5-3/4 (B023611)
  • Make of me what you fill. With a beautiful classic leather-look cover. Clipbooks are just waiting for you to make it your own.
  • Clipbook comes with the following papers: 15 plain sheets, 15 squared sheets, 15 ruled sheets, 5 checklists.
  • Innovative hole design allows the pages to be repositioned to suit personal needs. Pull the rings apart using it’s soft cover, to add, remove and remix your pages.
Pentel Arts Sign Pen Assorted Styles 3-PK
  • Pentel Arts Sign Pen Brush Tip, Black Ink (SES15)
  • Pentel Arts Sign Pen with Pigment Ink - Black Ink
  • Pentel Arts Sign Pen Fiber-Tipped Pen, Black Ink
Tombow 56185 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers
  • Water-based pens ideal for coloring, fine art, illustrations, doodling, journaling, hand lettering and more.
  • Set of 10 Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  • Flexible brush tip and fine tip in one marker.

Rose @rosekpaperco and @littlemissrose

Rose is absolutely the queen of floral drawings. The flowers that decorate her Bullet Journal pages are to die for, I absolutely have floral envy.

She also creates some amazing stickers on her Etsy shop, you probably saw me using some of them on my vision board.

So talented!

Floral Bullet Journal Spread by @rosekpaperco | Masha Plans
Credit: @rosekpaperco

These are her favorite supplies:

“My favorite stationery items that I can’t live without would definitely be Staedtler Pigment liners in a range of sizes. I always use these to set up my bullet journal because they are fast drying and waterproof so I can use brush pens and watercolor paint over top without fear of it smearing.

And for adding color and brush lettering in my journal my favorite would be the Faber Castell Pitt Artist brush pens. They have the perfect size tip, not too small and not too large, and come in a great range of colors.”

STAEDTLER Pigment Liner Bonus Sketch Set of 6 Liners for the Regular Price of 4(2 free), 308 SB6P
  • Pigment liner bonus sketch set of 6 line widths
  • 4+2 free pack in stand up easel case
  • Lightfast waterproof smear free ink
Faber-Castell Pitt Artists Pen Brush Pastel (Wallet of 6)
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artists Pen Brush Pastel
  • Pigmented India ink
  • Waterproof, permanent

Erin @erinflotodesigns

Erin is a YouTuber and she always creates something fun and unique for her Bullet Journal.

I love how creative she is in her journal and how she bravely uses all types of journals like a Blackout book and the Kraft journal.

Mood Tracker by @erinflotodesigns | Masha Plans
Credit: @erinflotodesigns

Here are some of her favorite Bullet Journal supplies:

“My favorite supplies are of course my journal and pen.

I’m currently using an Archer and Olive A5 Blackout Journal because it helps me get way more aesthetic bang for my buck. I don’t feel like I have to overload the pages with decoration.

My everyday go-to pen is a black Muji Gel Pen 0.38. For me, this pen just flows across the page and dries quickly!

I also cannot live without my graph ruler. It is see-through and has grid lines to help get all the sizing perfect!”

MUJI - 0.38mm Black Smooth Gel Ink Ballpoint Cap Pen (10 pieces)
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • 0.38mm Point
  • Gel-ink ballpoint pen with a frosted body for writing or drawing
Westcott B-70 8ths Graph Beveled Ruler, 12 in
  • Beveled Transparent Ruler: Perfect for all your drafting and drawing needs, this 12-inch ruler is calibrated in 16ths to the inch
  • Zero Centering Scale: Allows you to measure equally left and right from a centered starting point
  • Durable Finish: This drawing and drafting ruler features a durable laminated exterior designed to enhance longevity

Sarah @plan.tful

Sarah has an incredibly unique style. Her pages are very nature-inspired and always make me think of herbal witchcraft and nature magic.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @plan.tful | Masha Plans
Credit: @plan.tful

This is what she said when I asked about her favorite stationery:

Notebook: Pastel Tsuki by Notebook Therapy. I’ve just recently switched to this journal, and I love it. It has everything that I love (thick white paper, dot grid, lots of pages) as well as some unique features that I haven’t seen elsewhere (pastel colors, cozy softcover, and unique size – a bit smaller than A5).

Use code PLANTFUL for 10% off at Notebook Therapy!

Pens: I have a few pens and markers from the brand Tombow that I’ve been using and loving for years. First, although they’re very well-known, if I’m using color in my journal, 95% of the time I’m using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

My favorite colors are 192 (Asparagus), 603 (Periwinkle), 991 (Light Ochre), 772 (Blush), and 451 (Sky Blue). For writing, I use the Tombow Mono Drawing Pen in 0.4.

Tombow 66403 MONO Drawing Pen, 3-Pack. Create Precise, Detailed Drawings with Three Tip Sizes – 01, 03 and 05
  • Water-based pigment ink drawing pens produce smooth, skip-free drawing and writing with no smudging - ink dries instantly
  • Create precise, detailed drawings with three tip sizes - 01, 03 and 05
  • Ideal for illustrations, technical drawings, manga, anime, lettering and journaling

Stickers and Washi: I’ve been loving the washi tapes by the brand Girl of All Work. They have such cute and fun patterns, my favorites are the Oranges and Cherry Blossoms Washi Tapes!“

Patrizia @lifeinabujo

Patrizia is a talented illustrator, and she brings her cute character to her Bullet Journal pages.

On her Instagram account, you can find tons of tutorials, and – she is also a Skillshare teacher.

She has wonderful classes on how to use watercolor in your Bullet Journalhow to create kawaii illustrations, and more! You can take them completely free when you sign up for the Skillshare trial and get premium access to thousands of different courses for two weeks.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @lifeinabujo | Masha Plans
Credit: @lifeinabujo

Here are her favorite supplies:

“I like to try new supplies from time to time but during the years I’ve found my “best friends” and I wouldn’t ever get rid of them!

I found myself canceling the existence of regular pens because I’m obsessed with Staedtler Pigment Fineliner (of different sizes). They’re the best for me that watercolors most of the time.

A new entry is the white Uniposca pen cause it never fails, it works on every type of media.

I’m not a fan of markers but the Atopens by DingbatsNotebooks are the best I’ve tried so far and I use them always I forgot about the other ones I have!

Also another inseparable are the Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I use them for shades and they revolutionized the way I draw.

And in general, for bujoing, I am inseparable from the Tsuki pencil case by NotebookTherapy that keeps all my favorite supplies together.”

STAEDTLER Pigment Liner Fineliner Pens with Assorted Line Width - Black (Set of 8)
  • Pack of assorted Staedtler pigment liners - 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 1.2, Chisel Tip
  • Fineliner for writing, sketching and drawing with long metal tip, designed for use with rulers and templates
  • Pigment ink, indelible, lightfast and waterproof
Uni Posca Paint Marker Pen, Fine Point, Set of 7 Natural Color (PC-3M 7C),Original Version
  • Fine tip : 0.9Mm-1.3mm line
  • Natural 7 colors set : pastel Yellow, pastel orange, pastel green, pastel purple, sky blue, light pink, Coral pink
  • Non toxic water based paint marker
Dingbats Atopen - Primary Set of 6
  • FINE LINER COLOURFUL PENS: There's something so satisfying about a flick of colour - Ātopen art pens give you the power to bring the page to life, with their deep water-based pigment ink and two-tip finish. Coming in a set of 6, these artist pens provide you with the essential colour to enhance your visions. Complete with a flexible brush tip, each handwriting pen sweeps across the paper with ease
  • SMUDGE PROOF AND HIGH QUALITY: Archival-quality Waterproof Bleed Proof Smudge-proof Lightfast. Perfect for stationery lovers of all ages, these gorgeous pens make the perfect gift for drawing, writing and more!
  • ART SUPPLIES FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES: These aesthetic pens come in a primary pens multipack, including: Pure Yellow, Red, Pink, Blue, Green and Black. Each handwriting pen within this artist set is designed with archival-quality, fade-proof, acid-free (and xylene-free), lightfast, waterproof, bleed-proof, and odourless ink. Ātopen fine tip pens ensure quality and a fine performance when used for a variety of art techniques
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
  • Faber-Castell professional artists' colour pencils
  • Vivid colours including basic assortment and carefully graded shades
  • Maximum light-fastness

Barbara @barbarahaegerart

Barbara has a really unique drawing style, I’ve never seen anything like that. Her drawings always look super fun and happy.

You can watch her plan on her YouTube channel.

Bullet Journal Quote Page by @barbarahaegerart | Masha Plans
Credit: @barbarahaederart

When asked about her favorite supplies, this is what she said:

“Hi Masha; my favorite supplies are pretty simple. I use markers and colored pencils. Fineliners and brush markers the most.

My number one supply is the UniBall Signo White gel pen. I use it as a white-out and also to add details. I go through a lot of them!”

Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Impact Pen White Ink-1.0mm Value Set of 5
  • It is the best for creation of a birthday card or a Christmas card
  • Clean, precise line all the time
  • Form-fitting rubber grip for writing comfort

Estrella @bujoforstars

Estrella creates just the most bright and most colorful spreads you can find! Her Bullet Journal just screams with happiness and positivity.

And her lettering is just so pretty! 

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @bujoforstars | Masha Plans
Credit: @bujoforstars

Here are her favorites:

“When it comes to journaling I can’t go without my Tombow Fudenosuke (hard tip) and the Pentel touch! Both in a basic black color are perfect to make beautiful headers and add some details.

Then, Tombow Dual Brush Pens are another must! The variety of colors and the flexible nib make them just the best friend for both coloring and lettering.

Speaking of coloring, Crayola Supertips are one of the best value for money available! A huge range of colors and with a beginner-friendly tip!!

However, I must outline that pencil and eraser are and will always be an artist/planner best ally!!”

Pentel Felt Tip Sign Pen, Set of 12 Assorted Colors (S520-12)
  • The original fiber-tipped pen
  • Perfect for general writing, drawing, doodling and adding character to any signature
  • Bright & intense water-based ink is perfect for anytime you put ink to paper
Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips Markers 50 Color Variety
  • Crayola Super tips washable marker set having durable
  • Age.Mfg Minimum: 36

Rachel @planningmindfully

Rachel is a star in the Bullet Journal world, with her own book Ready-to-Use Habit Trackers and her amazing blog Planning Mindfully.

She uses her Bullet Journal as a tool for productivity and mental health and really has a lot to share in this area.

Her spreads are always fun and bright, I love her uplifting and useful spreads.

Bullet Journal Spread by @planningmindfully | Masha Plans
Credit: @planningmindfully

Below are the supplies she uses in her Bullet Journal:

“My favorite bullet journal tools are my Le Pens fineliners! I got them on a trip to a stationery store and they’ve quickly become a must-have for my bullet journaling.

I always find other brands either smear or dry out quickly, but the Le Pens do neither. I highly recommend it!”

Uchida LePen Porous Point Pen, 10 Count (Pack of 1), Black, Blue, Red, Green, Pink, Lavender, Burgundy
  • Ideal pen for a delicate touch and smooth flow
  • Includes 10-0.33-millimeter point pens
  • Acid free and non-toxic

Stina @supermassiveblackink

Stina is absolutely my favorite minimalist account. Her spreads are so aesthetically pleasing and perfect.

All her spreads are absolute proof that less is more and you don’t need thousands of dollars of stationery to create stunning pages.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @supermassiveblackink | Masha Plans
Credit: @supermassiveblackink

Here is what she named her favorite supplies:

“I’m quite minimal in my supply collection, and I’ve grown to deeply appreciate what a thin black pen can help you create – the most varied and intricate drawings or decorative features, or simply just a truly minimal spread, words on the page, planning to happen.

For most of my layouts, I use Unipin fineliners, which are felt tip pens in various thicknesses. I prefer the thinner ones. I adore these fineliners because they neither bleed, ghost or feather in my Nuuna notebooks, the tips are nice and rounded and the ink is a true black – not the greenish or blueish you sometimes get.

Uni Pin Drawing Pens/6 Assorted Tip Sizes, Uni Pin Technical Fineliner Pens, Pack of 6 Assorted Tip Sizes, Black Ink
  • 6 black Uni Pin fibre tip pens
  • This set of 6 Black Uni Pin Fineliners includes a 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.8mm
  • Water-resistant, lightfast ink

For most of my writing, I use the Juice up 0.3 in black, which is a metal tip pen. It’s a bit rougher on the page but less fragile than my felt tips. The ink doesn’t smear and the strokes become nice and even! A lovely all-rounder and definitely my ”workhorse pen”!

Pilot Knock Gel Ink Extra Fine Ballpoint Pen, Juice Up 03, Black (LJP-20S3-B)
  • Colorful Knock Gel Ballpoint Pen from Japanese stationary brand Pilot
  • 20 colors, 6 pastel colors (including White), 6 Metallic colors available for Juice UP
  • Modern Style Body with knock indicator

For a notebook, I always go for a Nuuna. Their dot grid is smaller than in other brands and the dots are nice and light on the page. A big bonus is that They now have vegan covers as well.

(if you wanna know more about this notebook, check my post Nuuna Journal Review)

My last set of supplies – Those of you who know me or follow me know this – is a nice strong cup of coffee and a piece of chocolate to keep me company whilst bullet journaling away, writing my journal entries, and planning my day!”

nuuna Graphic L Design Notebook – Milky Way – Smooth Bonded Leather Coloured Edging, 256 Page Premium Paper DIN A5 Dot Grid Soft Cover – Black
  • Premium soft cover notebook made from soft recycled leather and screen printing motif limited edition.
  • 256 pages of the finest 120 g premium paper with dot grid and coloured edging, perfect for sketching and writing, not transparent.
  • High quality thread stitching and innovative binding technique for a perfect look mark-up behaviour and position.

Fenke @fenkesjournal

Fenke has such a fun and colorful style in her Bullet Journal.

I love the colors she uses in her Bullet Journal spreads and how seamlessly she incorporates her own stickers.

Yes, if you love her designs, you can check her Etsy store for some adorable stickers.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @fenkesjournal | Masha Plans
Credit: @fenkesjournal

Here are some of her favorites:

“When I started out bullet journalling I saw Crayola Supertips everywhere, so I bought a 50 pack. A lot of colors for such a good price, and because of the chiseled tip, you can also do a bit of lettering similar to brush lettering.

Other than that I’d say some waterproof fineliners are a must. I use the Sakura Pigma Micron ones.

  • Crayola washable super tips markers are perfect for drawing, coloring and writing
  • Great value
  • Will not bleed through paper
SAKURA Pigma Micron Fineliner Pens - Archival Black Ink Pens - Pens for Writing, Drawing, or Journaling - Assorted Point Sizes - 6 Pack
  • Precise archival pens create fade resistant, waterproof, bleed free marks for drawing, artwork, journaling, and more
  • Includes 6 black ink Pigma Micron pens in point sizes 005 (0.20mm), 01 (0.25mm), 02 (0.30mm), 03 (0.35mm), 05 (0.45mm), and 08 (0.50mm)
  • Pigma Micron ink is pH neutral, quick drying, and approved by ACMI toxicologists; pens have AP certification seal

Rachel @rachelmayplans

Rachel creates the most stunning Bullet Journal pages. She does black and white as well as color, and all her spreads look so incredible!

I would definitely just put a few in a frame and right there on the wall.

Bullet Journal Cover Page by @rachelmayplans | Masha Plans
Credit: @rachelmayplans

Below are her absolute must-haves:

“I like to keep my supplies pretty minimal as I update my bujo on the go (so everything I need has to fit in one little pencil case).

My absolutely essential supplies are a pencil, a rubber (or eraser if you’re American!), a ruler (I have the Helix stainless steel one), and a fineliner. I’ve tried so many brands of fineliners but I always end up going back to my trusted Unipin 0.1 – it’s just so versatile.

I’ve also very recently discovered the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush Pen and it has been an absolutely brilliant addition!

I feel like as long as I have my essentials, everything else is just extra fun to experiment with!”

Helix Stainless Steel Ruler 18 Inch / 45cm (13018)
  • 18 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
  • Non Skid Cork Backing
  • Inch And Metric Graduations
Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Pitt Artist Pen Brush India Ink Pen, Earth Tones, Set Of 12, For Art, Craft, Drawing, Sketching, Home, School, University, Colouring
  • BRAND Faber-Castell are globally renowned and loved. They are a world leading manufacturer of top-quality, innovative art materials. Faber-Castell have become the go-to brand for artists for centuries, whether professional or hobby artist
  • INK PITT Artist pens have a reliable, even flow of ink, with the point gliding softly and smoothly over the paper. The ink of the finest quality, permanent Indian ink, acid-free and archival. India ink will not bleed and is waterproof
  • IDEAL The pens are especially suitable for drawings, plans, and layout work. Ideal for graphic artists, designers, illustrators, and architects, along with both professional and hobby artists.

Kate @journalwithkate

Kate is a newfound account for me but she is absolutely fantastic!

Her pages are very light and clean but also full of color.

And her lettering is beautiful. She’s currently doing a “20 ways to letter” series, so be sure to check that out!

Bullet Journal Monthly Log by @journalwithkate | Masha Plans
Credit: @journalwithkate

That’s what she said about her favorite supplies:

“Let’s start with the notebook. My favorite bullet journal is hands down the Archer and Olive dot-gridded notebook. It has thick and bright white pages that prevent ghosting and bleeding.

In terms of pens, I still sketch everything out with a pencil. So a pencil and an eraser are must-haves. My favorite fineliners are the Uni Pin finliners in different sizes.

If I have to choose one type of art supply for a touch of color, I’m going with the Tombow Dual Tip brush pens! These are so versatile! I can letter and color with these. You can also create beautiful watercolor effects with these markers!

Last but not least I have to add the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen. This is the perfect brush pen for lettering as a beginner”

Uni Pin Drawing Pens/6 Assorted Tip Sizes, Uni Pin Technical Fineliner Pens, Pack of 6 Assorted Tip Sizes, Black Ink
  • 6 black Uni Pin fibre tip pens
  • This set of 6 Black Uni Pin Fineliners includes a 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.8mm
  • Water-resistant, lightfast ink
Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings
  • Contains both the soft and hard tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens
  • Features a flexible brush tip for different lettering and drawing techniques
  • Create extra fine, fine or medium strokes by a change in brush pressure

Final List Of Bullet Journal Supplies Recommended By Pros

Here let me sum up all the amazing supplies that were mentioned by these absolute Bullet Journal pros.

I divided it by categories, so it’s easier for you to check for something, in particular, you’re looking for.


There are many notebooks on the market, but here are some that were mentioned by artists I talked to in this post.

Archer and Olive Journal (this one is my favorite as well)

Archer and Olive Blackout Journal

(Psss, if you decide to get some Archer and Olive things, be sure to use code MASHA10 to get 10% off your order)

Pastel Tsuki by Notebook Therapy

( I actually reviewed Notebook Therapy journal as part of my 160 GSM Notebooks Showdown, if you want to check out my opinion)

Nuuna (if you never heard of this journal, check out my Nuuna Journal Review)

Filofax Clipbook

Writing Pens

A good writing pen is really the soul of your journal, I think.

I know for sure I’m having more fun with planning when I do it with a good smooth writing pen.

Uniball Signo DX

Muji Gel Pens

Pilot Juice Up 0.3


Fineliners are awesome pens that you can use for pretty much anything in your journal.

I find that they are the best for doodling, and the fact that they come with different tip sizes makes them perfect to create more dimension to your doodles.

Unipin Fineliners

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens

Sakura Pigma Micron

Staedtler Pigment Liners

Tombow Mono Drawing Pen

Le Pen Fineliners

Gel Pens

Gel pens are really smooth writing and a perfect addon to your stationery collection.

These are great for writing, doodling, and even for fixing mistakes.

Gold Sakura Gelly Roll

Sakura Gelly Roll Pens

Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

For more pen ideas be sure to check my post Best Pens For Bullet Journaling.

Brush Pens And Markers

Something you might want to have brush pens or markers.

Brush pens can be used for coloring but also for some beautiful brush lettering!

Markers are, of course, great to give a pop of color to your pages.

Tombow Fude Brush Pens

Pentel Sign Pens

Atopen Brush Pens

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens

Zebra Mildliners

Crayola Super Tips

Paint Markers

Paint makers are a whole new beast, and it takes some time to figure them out, but it’s totally worth it.

They can create very unique effects in your journal, just check my January 2021 Bullet Journal setup or any work by Whimsical Doodles.

Posca Pens

Acrylograph Pens

If you want to learn more about acrylograph pens, check my post Archer and Olive Acrylograph Pens Review.

And remember you can always use code MASHA10 for 10% off anything at Archer and Olive.

Pencils and Paints

Looking for some things more artistic? Here are some pics from the talented artists from this post.

Arteza Gouache

Zig Kuretake Gold Watercolours

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Pocket Box

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils


Here are some extra supplies you might consider adding to your collection.

Westcott Ruler 

Graph Ruler

Girl of All Work Washi Tapes

Tsuki Pencil Case by NotebookTherapy

Helix Stainless Steel Ruler

Free Stationery Guide

That’s a lot of different supplies, it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to choose which supplies you should get.

That’s why I’ve created this guide, which will help you buy high-quality supplies you’ll love.

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What are your favorite supplies? And which of these did you feel like trying?

Please share with us in the comments!

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  1. Thank you for this post! I have many of these supplies and follow several of these accounts already, but found more to love. Have you seen @shaydacampbell florals? Her bujo florals are beautiful!

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