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People often ask me what my favorite calligraphy and lettering tools are, so I created this page to help you get them for yourself with a few simple clicks! Many of these supplies I use in my calligraphy and brush lettering workshops, while some I use for my wedding, design, and original artwork...and just for fun! 

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Pearlex Powdered Pigments- For adding extra sparkle to gold ink or for custom mixing other metallic inks 

Dr. Ph Martin's Bleedproof White - Fave white **Dilute with water! 

Winsor Newton Gouache - For all other color inks **Mix with water



I purchase all holders from Paper & Ink Arts. Please click here to search their website for the below items!

Speedball Holder - For practice and quick jobs 

Tachikawa T40 Holder - Cushion grip for lots of writing and fits smaller nibs 

Manuscript Glossy Holders - For the pretty color choices 



I purchase all nibs from Paper & Ink Arts. Please click here to search their website for the below items!

Nikko G - Great for beginners and still one of my personal faves

Hiro 41 - For metallics, whites and gouaches 

Hunt 56 - For anything 

Brause Steno aka "The Blue Pumpkin"  - For manuscript lettering 


Canson Sketchpad 

Rhodia Blank Pads & Grid Pads - Super smooth for practice and laying our your larger pieces 

Strathmore Bristol Paper - A type of paper available in various brands, it is thicker and preserves well for pieces you wish to frame and keep 

Canson Drawing Pad - Recommended for lettering with Tombow brush pens


Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch - I can't recommend the larger size enough! Mine is gold but once you put it in the case you can't see the gold.

iPad Pro Case - Make sure you get a case that fits your specific model and size of iPad. Love this rose gold one!

Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil Tips - Every so often you will need to replace them.

Apple Pencil Stand and Charging Dock - Currently on my wish list as this would be so handy.

Procreate App

Hewitt Avenue Pack of 8 Procreate Brushes - I can't recommend these brushes enough! They've been a game changer when it comes to digitizing my lettering.


Huion Light Pad  - A must have for any calligrapher! 

Slider Writer - For addressing opaque or lined envelopes and writing on opaque papers

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser & Mono Knock 3.8 Stick Eraser 

Chalk Ink Wet Wipe Markers - White

Chalk Ink Wet Wipe Markers - 8 Pack Assorted Colors

Molotow Paint Markers - 4mm

Molotow Paint Markers - 15mm

Sharpie Fine Point Markers Set - For large signs on paper. And because who doesn't love a good Sharpie?

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