Most of the SCK Team keep a journal, whether it’s a bullet journal, planner, art journal or something in between. We often share kawaii journalling supplies and stationery (like this gift guide) but I thought it might be interesting to see which products we actually use. Check out our photos below, including shopping links.
Marceline | @marcelinesmith
I mostly use my journal for tracking stuff (like what’s in the post and how many days I go outside) but I’m also planning my next Japan trip. I use a Leuchtturm 1917 dotted journal which is covered in my own Redbubble stickers. I decorate the pages with washi tape and mostly use Twin Tip Sharpies as the wide tip is great for headings and the small tip for writing.
Here’s everything else: Saturn sticky notes & fruit clips (Paperchase past season) | Sumikko Gurashi magnetic bookmarks | Sumikko Gurashi mechanical pencil (similar) | bunny ruler (similar) | Japan stickers | Mt Fuji, Japan train travel and mountains washi tapes | stencils.
Natasja | @kaoani
For almost all of my pages I use fineliners and stencils, with the pencil helping me to sketch the set up or titles. My writing is done with a Frixion ball pen, because I often make small mistakes and this ink is erasable. To add a touch of kawaii to the pages I use stickers, washi tape and sticky notes.
From left to right, top to bottom:
Kawaii character stickers | Bullet journal stencils (pack of 12) | Washi tape | Rhodia Goalbook Bullet Journal | Kawaii sticky notes | Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Pen (black 0.7 mm) | Kawaii vintage HB pencil | Stabilo Pen 68 (pastel colours) | Sakura Pigma Micron fineliners
Andi | @pixiaa
I use a Recollections personal planner (they don’t ship outside the US; Dokibook is a good international alternative.) My favorite writing utensils are the Micron 05 pen, Papermate Flair felt tip pens, Pilot FriXion erasable markers, and Zebra Mildliners.
I’m in a Marumofubiyori phase, so I’m using page flags, sticker flakes, and a mini memo pad set featuring the character at the moment. I also love using felt paper clips; the ones pictured are from PinkieBows.
Lastly, my favorite part of a planner is accessorizing it with charms; I’m currently using the tassel charm I made for the tutorial featured on SCK.
MissMuffcake | @missmuffcake
My go to art journaling supply is this massive set of gel pens! I use sketch book picked up at the craft store for $5.
Do you enjoy kawaii journalling too? We’d love to see what you use! Share a photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag @sckawaii.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.