Often I am asked what supplies I use, particularly in my Instagram posts.
I share my favorites in this post and hope they can help those who are starting out or looking to find better supplies.
This is just a basic list for now. Over time, I’ll add more to this list and go into depth with each category.
Nibs: I use the Zebra G about 90% of the time. This is partly because it is not too flexible, which is perfect for my firm grip, and it holds ink really well for me. My other favorite nib is the Hunt 22.
Oblique holder: Since I’ve tried the oblique holder, I cannot get myself to use a straight one! This holder helps achieve that angle and it is really comfortable.
Kuretake Sumi Ink: I love Sumi ink! It is archival, it sticks to the nib, and it looks really smooth on paper. It is very corrosive, however, so I have to remember to wash my nibs immediately after use.
India Ink: Less harsh than Sumi ink, India ink is what I first learned to write with and it has been a great ink to use. I have used it for final pieces and have had generally no issues with it.
Brush Calligraphy Pens
Tombow dual brush pen: If you haven’t heard about my love for Tombow by now, you’ve either been living under a rock or just haven’t yet caught up with me on Instagram. I write with these pens often and have about five of them in my purse at all times, no joke. I share more of my love for these pens on last week’s Tombow brush pen post.
Pentel sign fude touch: My next loved brush pen is the Pentel sign fude touch pen. The flexibility and fine tip of this pen really make it for me. I use this pen for smaller pieces, or pieces that require smaller sized writing. You can get the full set of colors with this 12-pack!
Other writing tools
Micron pens: A must have for every letterer! Be sure to get different sizes. I tend to use the 08 or 05 first, and then add detail with an 03 or 02.
Cardstock: I typically use 65- or 110-lb cardstock for my final pieces. I have had great experiences writing with a variety of tools and in different styles, including watercolor.
Rhodia dot pad: The Rhodia dot pad is my absolutely favorite. These are what I use in a lot of my Instagram posts! They provide a guide, but without being as obnoxious as gridded or graph paper.
Legal pads: Good ol’ legal pads are great for practice! The lines are super helpful and I love being able to easily tear a page off.
Well there you have it! A quick list of the supplies you will find in my craft room. Hope you find it helpful!
*This post does not include any affiliate links and I do not receive commission for promoting any of the above items.
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It’s your turn!
Is there a type of supply you want to hear more about?
What are your favorite supplies to use?
Is there something you think I should try out? Let me know – I love trying new things!
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