Tools of the Trade | Hand Lettering

Reach as high as you can, and then reach a little higher. There you will find magic and possibility. And maybe even cookies.
— mark johns

Hello there,

Rachael here! I am here today to give a little insight in what I do on a day to day basis and a hand lettering artist and the tools that I use. I remember when I first started this adventure I was desperate for anything that would help me better understand this craft. Anything that would help me to know which tools to use. But since everyone who enjoys this whimsical craft has to start somewhere, what you have in your reach are always your best first tools. 

When you see hand lettering online such as places like Pinterest and Instagram, everything always seems to look so pretty and perfect. Keep in mind this is the finished product! Art is messy and so is the process of creating words. Hand lettering takes time, like any craft. But with a little practice every day, you will be surprised with how much you can improve!

Now let's get to the good stuff :)

* In addition to these things listed, I also use scraps of paper such as printer paper (a lot) and tracing paper.

(In order from left to right)

PENS:
- Sharpie Paint Pen
- Copic Pen
- Micron (01)
- Pentel Aqua Brush Pen (filled with black ink)

PAPER:
- Bristol Smooth Surface
- Cold Press Watercolor Paper

WATERCOLOR PAINTS:
- Winsor & Newton

BRUSHES:
- Round Brushes (Numbers 1, 3)

Be sure to ask about any question you may have! Also, if you enjoyed this, feel free to share :)