My Favorite Supplies



As we continue to make changes to the channel we have decided to take a break from the blog. This includes a lot of exciting new changes, including a new channel dedicated to crafting, coming this fall! I wanted to leave you with a single blog post where you can find all the supplies I’ve referenced over the past year.



Bullet Journaling and Illustration


Paper:

Currently I am using the Archer & Olive notebook and I love the white thick pages, but you can’t go wrong with a Baron Fig Confidant either. For practice and for illustrations I always have my notebook on hand as well.



Pens:

This photo is from My Top 5 Tips for Drawing, and demonstrates the different nib sizes. There is more to pens than you may realize! When working in my journal I love to have the smaller sizes for numbering calendars and adding little details, but for a simple illustration or adding weight, I will use something different.



Markers:

2020 was the first year I included color in my bullet journal. It was a challenge for me, but ended up being a lot of fun. I tend to buy my markers individually so I can customize my palette and collection - unsurprisingly they tend to be very neutral colors. I love my warm gray and natural tones!


Favorites from my collection include:

  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (Brush Pens): 172- Earth Green, 220- Light Indigo, 272- Warm Grey III, 273- Warm Grey IV, 268- Green Gold, 114- Light Skin, 131- Medium Flesh, 132- Light Flesh, 133-Magenta, 157-Dark Indigo, 146- Sky Blue, 177- Walnut Brown, 178- Nougat, 239- Lilac, 143- Cobalt Blue, 189- Cinnamon

  • Tombow Dual Tip Brush Markers: 679- Dark Purple, 603-We Light Purple, 026- Yellow Gold, 312- Holly Green, 192-Okay Asparagus, 249- Hunter Green, 679- Dark Plum, 757- Port Red, 772- Blush, 992- Sand, 910- Opal, N45- Cool Grey, N25- Lamp Black, 526- True Blue

  • Koi Brush Pens: 130- Sap Green, 237- Light Sky Blue, 407- Woody Brown




Watercolor Painting:


Paper:

For a full explanation of why I most often use cold press watercolor paper, you can check out the recent blog on the differences between paper types here. I always have my watercolor notebook handy though for practice and for my personal projects.



Paint sets:

Everyone knows how I love my pan sets for watercolors, and I've talked a lot about color palettes, my favorite mixes, and paints to use. This photo is from a blog post on trying out a tube set to create my own palette that you can find here. I am still using my pan sets though and you may recognize my Mungyo from the photo below.



Paintbrushes:

My favorite brush is the Raphael Kolinsky pointed round brush number 3. The pointed tip with a large body full of paint is perfect for the fine details and organic shapes when painting florals. Number 3 is the perfect size if you are going to use one brush for everything, but you can buy a whole set as well.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links from which, at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission from.


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