VIDEO TUTORIALS

Mixing Gouache or Watercolor to Create Ink for Calligraphy Use. Write in any color or even create your own custom color - the sky is the limit! // Watch video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=csSZpJAj6Ag

Brush Lettering Basics. I use a Windsor & Newton round, size 00 watercolor brush but you can also use actual brush pens. Other supplies used in video: Watercolor paints, Glass of water, Legal ads section of newspaper  // Watch video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7axYUU0P68

 

WHERE TO BUY

Paper Ink & Arts - http://www.paperinkarts.com/ - the only place where I get my nibs, they have all the calligraphy supplies you'll ever need
Hobby Lobby - if I need inks as soon as possible, Hobby Lobby is great. I do NOT recommend their calligraphy starter kits - the ink in those kits are awful. 

 

FAVORITE CALLIGRAPHY SUPPLIES 


NIBS
Below are some of my favorites. Each nib has its own personality so don't be afraid to try as much as you can till you find the perfect fit for you.

PEN HOLDERS

INKS

PAPER

  • For practicing: 24lb inkjet printer paper or paper with a higher weight, otherwise ink would bleed (can be found at Staples, Office Depot, etc)
  • Tracing paper -(can be found at Hobby Lobby)
  • Master's Touch Sketchbook - (can be found at Hobby Lobby)
  • Cardstock: Neenah Paper - my favorite cardstock to use - 80lb Cover for cards or prints or if I'm in a crunch and need it locally, I use 110lb Text Cover found at Office Depot.
  • Envelopes: PaperSource envelopes and place cards 
  • Envelopes: CardsandPockets.com envelopes, place cards and cardstock
     

BRUSH PENS

STAMPS (RUBBER OR SELF INKING)

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WEBSITES

  1. Iampeth, click Lessons tab - http://www.iampeth.com/ - The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting. You'll find Copperplate and Spencerian letterforms, guidelines, videos, and so much more - all for free! 
  2. Flourish Forum - http://www.theflourishforum.com/forum/ - A forum talking about everything calligraphy 

BOOKS

  1. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe http://www.paperinkarts.com/thorpe.htm - lots of letterforms for practice and DIY projects such as invitations, place cards, etc. 
  2. Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy by Eleanor Winters http://www.paperinkarts.com/winter.html - a very informative, thorough self-study book to learn traditional Copperplate calligraphy

BLOGS/POSTS

  1. Besotted Blog - Calligrapher Interview Series - great series to learn about some seasoned calligraphers, their advice, and the supplies they use
  2.  The Postman's Knock - https://thepostmansknock.com/5-unique-ways-to-address-an-envelope/ - great assortment of ways to address envelopes
  3. Guide to choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphyhttp://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-brush-pen-for-calligraphy/pt/621 - very informative post about different kinds of brush pens