In this last year I’ve been asked what supplies do you recommend to get started when you are interested in learning calligraphy. So, I decided to write post on my favorite supplies that have worked well for me.
When I was first learning to letter I used the Tombow flexible tip black pens which I highly recommend.
This year I have lettered about 1,200 envelopes and I have tried a lot of tools and products. The following list are my favorite tools that have helped me the most.
For envelope addressing I use the following:
~ Envelopes by crane and company and cards and pockets
~ Laser level for lettering in a straight line (I use the Johnson laser level)
~ Ink (Sumi black ink, and Bleed proof white ink)
~ Nibs- my favorites are the Nikko G and Blue Pumpkin nib
~ For Copper plate calligraphy I use a light box
~ Gum arabic for mixing custom inks
~Pearl x pigment if you are mixing gold/ rose gold inks
~ Home depot Wood Stain in Dark brown
~ Molotow paint pen, Posca paint pen for lettering
For custom projects I use the I Pad Procreate program. On the program I have been able to do projects such as designing notecards, note pads, and invitation suites.
If you have any specific questions about supplies or products I use feel free to email me.Read More