While the coloring book craze is starting to wane thanks to oversaturation, there’s another creative practice that’s sweeping the internet: calligraphy, or as it’s also commonly known, lettering!
You can’t just pick up any pen and letter to do it well, though. Your tools are crucial, as we’ve learned by trying to use a variety of pens not designed for the purpose. However, once you know what to buy, you’ll find there’s a wonderful, meditative quality to lettering that’s instantly addictive. And yes, it’s way better than coloring.
Here are the items we recommend if you’d like to get started.
Price on Amazon: $7.49
Price on Amazon: $7.94
If you’re ready to introduce some color into your work, this Tombow Brights set is a terrific tool. Packed with 10 colors, it’ll give you plenty to work with. Tombow also makes a beautiful box of all the markers available in this line, but you’ll want to save that purchase for later when the addiction deepens.
Price on Amazon: $16.90
Designed specifically with the lettering fan in mind, Pilot’s new Enso Creative Tools collection wraps excellent tools is absolutely gorgeous packaging. Not only are these sets very affordable, but they also make for terrific gifts. You can choose from several calligraphy sets, two fountain pen sets, a set of lettering pens that include bold, medium, and fine, and a collection of gorgeous gel pens.
Price on Amazon: $7.29+
Price on Amazon: $11.97
If you’re ready to letter actual cards and want to make sure you don’t make any mistakes, you might want to have a bottle of this miracle stuff handy. It’ll correct everything from marker colors to watercolor, making it easy to erase your errors absolutely.
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