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The Best Pens, Paper, and Supplies for Hand Lettering

Lettering & Art

The Best Pens, Paper, and Supplies for Hand Lettering

Hi there, friends! I get asked this question so many times, that I thought I’d write a post. Hint: Bookmark this one so you can come back in the future! But before we get to my ultimate supplies list (below), let me tell you a quick story: Many times when I post a piece on Instagram, many people ask me – “what pen are you using?” (my husband thinks it’s hilarious to join in and ask me what pen I’m using too!). Do NOT feel bad if this was you because I did the same thing when I was first starting! The...

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Brush Pens – So Many Options, Which are the best for beginners?

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Brush Pens – So Many Options, Which are the best for beginners?

What brush pens are best for beginners?? These are my 3 favorites! And they are all included in our Perfect Pen Pouch Starter Kit. 🙌🏻 SMALL BRUSH PENS Starting with the small tip brush pens, I love the Tombow Fudenosuke pen.  We include a black ink fudenosuke in the Perfect Pen Pouch Starter kit but we also carry a 10 pack of colored pens as well. They’re so great for:-Envelopes-Journaling-Place cards-Note taking-List making-Bible journaling-& more! Here is a link to the 10 pack of Fudenosuke pens.         MEDIUM BRUSH PENS My go-to pen for most projects is the Pitt Artist Pen, I just love...

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Using Markers for Faux Calligraphy

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Using Markers for Faux Calligraphy

Here I make a quick demo of how I use markers for both faux calligraphy (where I manually thicken my strokes) and also as a brush pen where I vary the angle of the marker as I go.

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This truly might be the most important step to start lettering…

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This truly might be the most important step to start lettering…

What I am going to share today may be the most important part to help lettering change your life! (no joke: it truly has changed my outlook on life!) When I ask about peoples’ struggles with lettering, a lot of people tell me that they are lacking inspiration! They get stumped when they sit down with their pen and paper knowing what to write. So maybe they decide to look at what someone else is writing or copy super popular phrases that have been posted a bunch already. There is nothing wrong with that – I just believe there is a better way! I just...

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The #1 Most important lettering tool everyone should own…

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The #1 Most important lettering tool everyone should own…

Okay friends, are you ready for this?? The most important lettering tool you can have is… That's right - a good eraser. Now before you get all upset that this email is about an eraser, hear me out and don't worry - I'm including links to lots of my favorite supplies. This is good stuff! Here is a little secret: all of that "amazing" lettering you see me do with a fancy brush pen in videos on Instagram? Well, a majority of the time before filming those with a pen, I whip out my trusty pencil and eraser and sketch...

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