I have an extreme love for art and office supplies. When I was a kid and my family would go shopping for school supplies, I always hoped to get a little something extra to add to my school box. I particularly loved those pens that have the push down tabs at the top where you can choose from several colors. Another favorite, probably my most favorite line of school supplies ever, was anything Lisa Frank! I would spend my free time making stationery with colored pencils and Lisa Frank stencils. If you were one of the lucky recipients of a letter from me with my homemade stationery, you’re welcome.
What are your favorite supplies for your craft? Right now I am dabbling in a few different art mediums so I’ve got several favorites across the board. Here are a few of my faves:
Kim’s Favorite Supplies
Hand Lettering: Sharpie Markers are awesome for hand lettering! Be sure to buy a heavy weight paper to draw on because the ink will saturate the paper quickly and bleed through. The gold metallic Sharpie is amazing!
Watercolor Painting: I have three favorites for watercolor painting. I love a big, round brush for most painting. A size 10 or 12 will do just fine! I also like a small, round brushes for details too. I use a size 6 and a size 2 round brush, for more intricate details. Lastly, I have a palette that opens and closes like a book. It’s great for traveling!
Drawing: Size 05 black archival ink pen and a bold artist pen both in black. You can get these at any Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. They usually come in a pack or sold as a single pen. I don’t like too thin of a pen, because my drawing begins to look rickety. It’s not the pen’s fault, it’s just the way that I draw. The 05 pen is a nice in between size that allows me to draw more fluidly. The bold artist pen moves smoothly and I love drawing with this kind of pen too!
Knitting: Knitting is my other passion! Right now, I’m really into chunky yarn and fat knitting needles at about a size 15 needle in bamboo. This season, making winter beanies with chunky yarn is my favorite yarn thing to do! I’ve got a set of size 15 dpn’s (double pointed needles) and a size 15 circular needle at a 16 inch cord length.
In the comments below, let me know your favorite arts and craft supplies! It can be from years past or what you are currently into. Have fun making today friends!