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

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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

PENTEL BRUSH PEN

• great for beginners
• thin brushlettering
• rich black pigment
• great for lettering envelopes
• easily scans for digitizing

11"X14" LAYOUT BOND

• perfect for calligraphy and brushlettering practicing
• translucent
• scans well for digitzing
• great for tracing

9"X12" LAYOUT BOND

• perfect for calligraphy and brushlettering practicing
• translucent
• scans well for digitzing
• very smooth

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


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

12" Guillotine Paper Cutter

• cuts stacks of paper
• perfect for invitation suites

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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