Inked by Elle uses many supplies that are every day staples and must haves in the hand lettering and design world. Have you seen something on our social media and wondered how you can get a hold of it too? Or, did you take one of Elle's beginner calligraphy classes recently, and want to dive in beyond the starter kit you received during class? Here are links to some of my favorite supplies. Save this page so that you can come back to it at any time during your lettering journey!
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Brause Steno (Blue Pumpkin) *ELLE'S FAV
Hunt 101 Copper nib from S&S class
Hunt 512 Silver nib from S&S class
Black Sumi ink Every day and used in S&S class
Gouache paint Mix with water to get calligraphy ink
Tracing paper Great for practice and similar to what we use in S&S class
TomBow fudenosuke 2 pack, blue is less flexible and is ELLE's FAV
TomBow dual Larger tip than the fude brush pens but great for larger-scale projects. Comes in so many colors!
DecoColor Premium Gold
Sharpie These are the fine point oil-based. There are many other sizes and colors depending on what you are writing on
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch This is the iPad Elle has - it is an older version but is great and a good price. Elle loves the larger screen for lettering projects
Apple Pencil This is the Apple Pencil we use (1st generation) that goes with the iPad. Be sure to confirm which pencil is compatible with your iPad before purchasing
Procreate app This is the app we do almost all of our lettering in
Acetone Will remove Sharpie and paint pen from most surfaces
Blue light glasses Protect those eyeballs!
Pillow Stabilizes the bottle you're engraving
Q-tips To apply the rub n' buff
Rub n' buff To add metallic to the bottle - silver available too
Sharpie For outlining what you're engraving on the bottle
White pencil For outlining what you're engraving on the bottle
Gum arabic Thickens inks
Laser level *ELLE'S FAV - Keeps lines straight without having to write and erase on materials
Peg boards To organize all the supplies at your desk
Phone holder To take videos overhead or up close hands-free
Straight pen holder ELLE'S FAV
Travel case What Elle uses to transport all of her live event and S&S materials
Water droppers To mix inks