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Big Pen Guide: Tips, Tests and Tutorials with Lettering Artist @fialottajanssondesign

Watch lettering artist Sofie Björkgren-Näse (@fialottajanssondesign) in action, find out about our new gorgeous pens in our big pen test, and learn how to create some lovely brush lettering in your planner! And because practice makes perfect, we also have a great printable brush letter practice sheet for you to download for free this week.

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You may have seen our lettering mini series, Lettering for Beginners, with lettering artist Sofie Björkgren-Näse from @fialottajanssondesign. In five step-by-step videos, Sofie guides us through the basics of lettering, including skeleton letters, shading effects and faux calligraphy.

And with the recent addition of a whole heap of new pens and pencils in the shop, you’ll have plenty of tools and options to prettify your planning, taking it to the next level. Your planner and Mixbook™ are sure to glimmer and shine with these lovelies!

I NEED THESE NEW PENS!


And speaking of glimmery things... The Uni Signo Broad gel pens will make your notes and plans stand out with their brilliant metallic colours, and are also perfect for any art project, bullet journaling and scrapbooking.


The pigmented ink shows up well on colored paper, photo paper and card, and with a range of 10 different colors, there’s no limit to what you can create with them!



The Uni Pin Fine Line pen is a classic, high-quality felt-tipped pen. Originally developed for technical drawing, the precision of this fineliner pen is perfect for neat notes in your planner or Mixbook™, as well as for lettering and illustration.


The pigment ink in Uni Pin Fine Line is non-fade and water-resistant, and comes in four different colors: black, gray, light gray and sepia. And dare we say - chances are that this will become your next favorite pen!



With its flexible brush tip, the Uni Pin Brush pen is ideal for calligraphy and lettering, as it allows you to create smooth, fluid strokes.


Try changing the pressure on the tip and see how it effects your writing. There’s definitely a technique to it, but you’ll soon get the hang of it with a bit of practice!


Our friend and lettering artist Sofie’s best expert tip is exactly that: practice, practice, practice! Don’t expect perfection, but have fun with it! Sofie has put together a short guide with practice sheets for you, so you can learn and practice brush lettering, one letter at the time. Download your copy below, and remember to have fun! :)

Download Brush Lettering Guide + Practice Sheets

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