Talk Bujo to Me | Bright Ideas Metallic Brush Pen Review.


If you are new to bulletjournaling: it is basically a wish list, to-do list and journal – and what I like to do is decorate it with doodles, handlettering, stamps and washi-tape. I have two informative posts about my step into this bujo-world and setting up collections.

Disclaimer: I received these pens from Abrams - Chronicle Books for review purposes, but every opinion is my own. I'm not paid.

This set is the Bright Ideas Metallic set, which consist of 8 double-sided pens. One side has a regular marker, the other side is a brush pen. I love double-sided pens, because it makes them more diverse. You can use the regular side for normal writing or decorations, while the brush pen helps you to make more fancy handlettering.

The brush pen itself is more flexible in comparison with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen markers. I don't mind the difference, but I would say it is harder to work with as a beginner. It took me some extra practice to get straight lines. I love the different effect it gives, because you can make even thicker down strokes by pressing harder. I prefer these pens over the Kuretake Fude Brush Pen, because the tips from the Bright Ideas set are smaller.

The colours are beautiful and have a nice metallic sheen. I love how bright and colourful they are, not opaque at all. As you can see this is more noticeable on black paper, but I also love the effect on regular white paper. The 8 colours are Silver (Silver Screen Dreams), Gold (Midas Touch), Green (Mermaid Tales), Blue (Tip of the Iceberg), Purple (Simply Mauvelous), Pink (Rose Reverie), Light Pink (Petal to the metal) and Copper (Champagne Wishes). This is a perfect range of colours to work with, although I would love to get a red shade! 



The pricing is, what I would call, a regular price for these type of pens. This set retails for $13.45 on Amazon, which means every pen is about $1.70. That's a really good price considering the quality. Other products I could find in this Bright Ideas line are:
-Regular 20 double-sided pens.
-The Bright Ideas Notebook, with different coloured paper.
-Sticky Notes
-Graphite Pencils, also in Metallic Edition.
-Neon Glitter Gel pens.

I'm really happy with this set and I'm definitely interested in trying out more products, like the regular set with the primary colours.

5 comments

  1. I just got some new pens from amazon and I totally love adding more color to my journal. I just used one pen set for my first year of bullet journaling. One of my favorite hobbies.

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  2. Awesome review Mel :D A review of pens. Love it. <3 And eee, they look SO GORGEOUS :D And sounds awesome too. Glad you loved them :) Hugs.

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  3. Those look beautiful! *sigh* yet another thing I don't have time to learn... hand lettering and using brush pens. I used to do caligraphy (the very stylized, precise kind) back in my 20s, but I'm way out of practice. But it doesn't prevent me from eyeing all those lovely brush pens!

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  4. Ooh thanks for sharing. Such pretty colors, and I really like the metallic sheen! I'm co-hosting a new monthly link up called Keep It Together where we share things about planning, bujo, scrapbooks, etc. if you ever want to link up!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net
    p.s. want to join my new book blog FB group? https://t.co/Sh2ciyqzls

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  5. These pens are absolutely gorgeous! They definitely suite dark pages more than white though

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