Whether you are a beginner or a master of the arts (pun intended), sometimes you don't know what to purchase. Here's a guide of items I have or want. Each image will redirect you. This is your moment to have ALL the tabs! Looking for my favorite printer and other gadgets? Scroll to the bottom!

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Beginner's Calligraphy Supplies


BLACK SUMI INK

• favorite ink

• looks amazing on lighter paper

• a little goes a long way

• easy to pour out

WATERCOLOR BOOK

• by Jenna Rainey (Mon Voir)

• perfect for beginners

• beautiful imagery & design

• learn watercolor basics & beyond

LETTERING BRUSH

• large downstrokes, thick upstrokes

• perfect for brushlettering

• perfect for watercolor

• works well with sumi ink

MARBLING KIT

• only marbling kit I use

• creates beautiful, organic work

• great to experiment with

WATERCOLOR BRUSH

• Winsor & Newton Cotman

• medium downstrokes, thick upstrokes

• perfect for brushlettering

• perfect for watercolor

• works well with sumi ink

WHITE PAINT PEN

• only white paint pen I use

• perfect for mirrors and wood signs

• opaque & crisp lines

• permanent on wood

• washable on mirrors

WATERCOLOR BRUSH

• Winsor & Newton Cotman

• detail painting

• thin brushlettering

• perfect for watercolor

• works well with sumi ink

WATERCOLOR KIT

• perfect for all skill levels

• Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Kit

• only watercolor brand I use

• rich pigment

• easy to mix

• doesn't separate

9"X14" WATERCOLOR PAPER

• slight tooth in paper

• scans well for digitizing

• hold watercolors well

NIKKO G - PACK OF 3

• perfect for beginners

• stiff nib

• gorgeous hairlines

• a go-to

• works well on all smooth paper

• low-maintenance

INK JARS - SET OF 6

• perfect for ink

• twist-off lid

• large mouth for penholder

• portable

• easy to mix ink in

INK FLORALS BOOK

• by Alli K. Designs

• perfect for beginners

• beautiful imagery & design

• learn how to draw beautiful florals & foliage step-by-step

PENTEL BRUSHES – PACK OF 3

• perfect for beginners

• brushlettering and watercolor work

• thick and thin lines

• portable

HANDMADE PAPER

• created by Fabulous Fancy Pants

Canon Pixma Pro-100 prints on it very well

11"X14" LAYOUT BOND

• perfect for calligraphy and brushlettering practicing

• translucent

• scans well for digitzing

• great for tracing

8.25"X12.5" RHODIA PAD

• perfect for calligraphy and brushlettering practicing

• scans well for digitzing

• smooth paper

BLEED PROOF WHITE INK

• opaque white ink

• looks amazing on darker paper

• works well on paper and fabric

• only white ink I use

• must dilute with water first

WALNUT INK

• translucent dark brown color

• great for organic lettering

• no prep required

• has beautiful gradients

• great for classic or vintage look

GOLD INK

• opaque gold iridescent ink

• looks amazing on all paper

• only yellow gold ink I use

• must dilute with water first

ZEBRA G - PACK OF 10

• perfect for beginners

• stiff nib

• gorgeous hairlines

• a go-to

• works well on all smooth paper

• low-maintenance

PENTEL BRUSH PEN

• great for beginners

• thin brushlettering

• rich black pigment

• great for lettering envelopes

• easily scans for digitizing


TECH SUPPLIES

CAMERA MEMORY CARD

• great storage

• quick processing (even in RAW)

LAZY POD

• hands-free phone holder

• perfect for overhead recording of process artwork

• easy-to-use

• sturdy

LIGHTPAD

• on my wishlist

• works well with lighter paper

• adjustable light

• portable

CANON 50MM 1.8

• perfect for product shots and portraits

• clear images

• great depth-of-field

• manual and autofocus

• works with my Canon T3i

CANON PIXMA PRO-100

• prints up to 13"X19"

• prints on handmade paper

• prints envelope liners

• wireless

• manual and rear tray feeders

• prints envelopes

Canon Macro Lens Filter

• fits your 50 mm lens

• perfect for ring or details shots

 
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