First Things First!

Hopefully you’ve already learned a little bit About Me, but since I’m new to the blogging world, I figured a good place to begin would be at the very beginning!

Like so many others on Instagram, I would always find myself mesmerized by the calligraphy and lettering videos that are swirling around on social media. I could literally watch the videos with pretty watercolors and lovely flourishes all day long so when I found myself with a little spare time on my hands (what a luxury, right?), I picked up some watercolors, ordered some brush pens on amazon prime and gave it a whirl! Here were my tried and true beginner tools that I’m still using today.

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The Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip brush pens are definitely the best I found for getting started! They give variation between thin and thick lines but are firm enough to keep control of your lines!

When I say I ordered some pens, I actually ordered a TON of different kinds but definitely found my go-to. My husband opened countless Amazon boxes only to find them with one little pen floating around in the bottom. The Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip pens were hands down the easiest ones to work with as a beginner, and they’ve been a favorite ever since! (I may or may not have lost track of how many Amazon prime packages have arrived with Tombow Fudes in them but that is beside the point!).

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My beginner watercolor set from Target is still much in use today!

I’ve tried out a few different watercolor option since getting started and I think the beginner kit that I started with is still one of my favorites. The colors are not too neon so they work beautifully for florals, and if you’ve followed me on Instagram at all you know that I love nothing more than a gorgeous floral watercolor! It also comes with a brush and a pad of thick watercolor paper so I highly recommend it for anyone looking to give it a try. It’s only $10 and I’ve linked it above or you can pick it up on a regular target run!

Are you guys just starting out and looking for some pointers? For the lettering pros, what were your top items to keep on hand when learning to letter?

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