LETTERING SUPPLIES

Is Your Poor Paper Choice Is Killing Your Brush Pens?

Don’t get me wrong. If you’re just dipping your feet into the shallow end, paper choice hardly matters. You can easily use any brush marker — or even a paintbrush — on any paper you have on hand. You’re just seeing if this is a hobby you’d like after all. But if...

Lettering on Black Paper: Pens & Paints

“What do I use to write on black paper?” is a question that is asked a lot. It’s easy to write on white, of course, but lettering on dark surfaces is pretty glam. There are pens, paints and inks for this, and this post rounds them all up for you. (Some of the links in...

Brush Pen Shopping in Singapore

Last week, we talked brush pens — the beginner-friendly, the fun and the icky. But now you know what you want… The question remains: where’s the best place to go brush pen shopping in Singapore?* Obviously, you don't want make your way to a store only to realise it...

New Year, New Pens | the Ultimate Brush Pen Review

If you've been following my lettering journey for a while, you may have seen the first iteration of this post, done in mid-2016. Now, over 30 pens and many sheets of paper later, I'm bringing the ultimate brush pen review back bigger and better! (Some of the links in...

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Lettering Junkies

Recently, I asked what you would like to see more on the blog, and one thing that jumped out was more posts on supplies! So with the holidays (and Black Friday!) right ‘round the corner, I thought I’d put together a holiday gift guide for lettering artists. Whether...

Top 5 Lettering Supplies Under $30 You Need to Invest In

Okay, first things first... If you don't have an extra $30 to spend on lettering supplies, close this window. You can absolutely do brush lettering with a $2 pen (Pentel Fude anyone?) and any scrap paper you have lying around! But if — and only if — you had an extra...

The Ultimate Brush Pen Review

I've talked about brush lettering tools before, but those were my recommendations for beginners. My brush pen collection is ever-growing, and now that I've broken the 50-pen mark with over 10 different pens... I present to you the ultimate brush pen review. (Some of...

Brush Lettering: Best Calligraphy Pens for Traveling

One of the reasons why I love lettering is because it's so mobile. You can do it nearly anywhere! I've done it in cafes, in a plane, on a train... All you need is paper and a pen — but let's talk which pens are the best calligraphy pens for traveling. Rule #1: Keep...

Best Calligraphy Pens for Beginners in Brush Lettering

When I first heard of brush lettering, I figured I’d just need a brush, some paint and paper… Right? But then I delved into Instagram and Facebook — research, you know? — and it was simply overwhelming. There were so many tools and product names… Which should I buy?...