8 Jan 2015

planning a project with Staedtler triplus fineliners

I'm a planaholic. There, I said it. When it comes to university projects, my birthday and study schedule, I like to plan everything down to a T. I know that things don't always go as planned but to have a structure in my mind means that my level of stress lessens and that I'm not rushing around last minute to get everything done.

This year, I have a project that has its own dedicated six-week block and I have to come up with an idea myself and then implement it. That is, I can do the project on any subject that I wish and over the Christmas holidays, I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to do. Having already been in touch with a potential tutor at university, I have a vague idea of the direction I want to go in so I decided to plan out the six week block and also hone my idea.

With the aid of these Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, I have drawn up a mind-map of potential ideas and also made a rough timetable for the project itself.

Thirty different colours mean that colour coding is never an issue as it is near impossible to run out of colours and that I can utilise each colour and their shades without worrying about a lack of shades to choose from. In the mind map below, you can see that I've made each sub-area have a colour scheme. So in the top left, it is green, bottom left is blue, top right is pink and bottom right is red/orange. The colours go from dark to light in terms of shade. So the further you deviate from the centre of the mind map, the lighter the shade.

For the schedule, I really want to finish the project within four weeks rather than the six as it means that I can have a slightly longer summer holiday (I'd only get ten days otherwise!). I've colour coded each stage of the project - blue is data collection, orange is data collation, green is the essay and pink is the poster I have to produce. 

On Tuesday, I will be talking about these pens in more detail and will also be giving five sets away so sit tight!

Staedtler fineliners are pens that I've used throughout high school and university and though I do rave about Muji gel pens a lot, these fineliners are the ones that originally made me fall in love with adding colour to my notes and schoolwork. Fine nibs ensure that my work stays neat and on point whilst keeping that artistic feel and fineliners from Staedtler are always highly pigmented so you never have to worry about your work looking washed out.

You may have also seen this picture on my Instagram (paperl0vestory), and in it, I used the Staedtler Triplus fineliners too!

NB: this post was a collaboration with Staedtler. All content and views are still my own.


  1. oooooooooooooooo a competition :)

    Your writing is always so cute!!! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! I don't like mindmaps but this one is soo cute!

  3. I love planning things also, so these coloured pens look amazing for that! I draw out timetables/calendars like you for revision and projects - I've just finished writing one out to finish my EPQ for sixth form!
    Great post as always :)
    Olivia x

  4. This is fantastic! I don't know if I could do all that right out of the box though - even with random color-coding that I've done before, there's still a mistake somewhere, ha!
    I didn't know that these came in so many colors, though!

  5. I LOVE your blog! :) Just keep it up! It's so great! I'm a stationery addict and your blog hasn't helped me ^^ but I've discovered nice things on it!

  6. Your university work always looks so neat and pretty! I love staedtler fineliners!