I colored the backgrounds with one of my grey Flexmarkers. It makes the white of the paper stand out. I'm still trying to find a white gel pen here... I found an x-ray marking pen, but it is too fat for highlighting small spaces. Ah well, one will turn up or I will get one when I am out of Saudi sometime.
The last week or so I have been studying patterns. Zentangle.com has an excellent catalogue of patterns with explanations. I used many of the patterns from the site (and other places) to make these ATCs.
While I was looking for a white gel pen, I found a cute little gold pen. It doesn't have a brand name, but the casing is gold with white hearts and is about 4.25 inches long. I also got a silver pen at the same time which has the label Inoxcrom short roller gel. They could be made by the same company... They flow quite well and the point is fairly small. I am enjoying using them.
I decided to draw out a larger flower on 14 in. x 17 in. smooth Bristol paper and then color it. The piece took quite awhile and it was a chore having to keep it clean. After this experience, I bought a display book to keep my larger pieces clean while I work on them.