Lettering Supplies Supplied

To write or not to write?

That is the question.

I am deeply bothered by how lengthy the time passed that I have not updated my blog and I am incredibly sorry for the lag.

What Supplies?

Last week tons of pretty people have been asking me:

Oh! How do you write these? Do you use a normal pen or a vintage kind of hassle, dipping a feathered quill in ink?

And I answer,

I don’t see any feathered pens nowadays but these are what I use:

Lettering Supplies

Lettering starter kit



What I use kit

Simbalion watercolor cake (8 colors)


Lettering manual by Abbey Sy

Kuretake water brush pen fine pointed tip

(i like this because its portable )


1 Sakura Brush pen

Sketch Pad/ Watercolor Pad

About  150.00?

2 Water brush pens

3 Fine, round, pointed brushes

Watercolor set of 12 tubes

Watercolor Pad (20 leaves)

Dotted Pad (50 leaves)

2 Plain Craft Notebooks (60 leaves)





At the left side is a kit complete from lettering how-to’s to the papers best used for the job. And the other side is what I have and what I use. If you can afford the kit then, good for you! But if you are suffering from money deficiency like me, then my kit is what you can start with.

With my kit, you can exchange the watercolor cake with a watercolor set (220.00 for 12 colors)


if you’re quite experienced with using watercolors. I also use the Kuretake water brush because you can put water inside the holder and use it anywhere without having to worry about water.







I don’t know how much the pad costs but make sure it can handle water because if not, your paper will wrinkle, your art ruined. I got mine as a gift so I don’t know what is the normal price range.

Here’s another list of things to hoard/ buy: hahaha!

Calligraphy Supplies

Scribbling Kit



Gillot 404 or a Nikko G

pointed nib


Scribble Manual

Straight holder


Set of 6 nibs

Black ink


Speedball oblique holder

Scribble Pad

(for practice)



Standard straight holder

Rhodia staple bound pad A5


Scribble Pad

10 sheets of black paper

Walnut ink

India ink

2 glass jars

Gum Arabic

(ink thickener)

Paper Sampler





The right side are the basic things you need. I got all of them except for the Rhodia pad. I tried it and it is really nice to write with but I don’t have one yet (nagpaparinig, or in this case, nagpapabasa haha!).

For those of you who doesn’t know, here is what a nib looks like:


You can buy different colors of ink but make sure it’s a calligraphy ink. You can ask the ladies at the store (at the scribe megamall)  if you’re not sure which is which. They’re really helpful and I learned from them what to do with the gum arabic which I think you wouldn’t need yet.

Where oh where can it be?

Everything can be bought at Scribe Writing Essentials, The Invitation House, or at a big National bookstore. I am quite a fan of Craft Central because they’re a one stop shop for calligraphy needs. I don’t think they have an actual store but their products are available at these stores. I usually buy at Megamall at level 4 Fashion Hall since I’m nearest there.

There you go gals and girls! I hope this helps. Remember! Don’t go crazy with the shopping! You just need the basic. What I do is set up a task, (learn a new hand-lettered font) then reward myself with a new ink or a new nib. Its fun and economical that way. Haha!


Happy Writing! 🙂




  1. gnmk13 · March 22, 2017

    What rhodia pad are you looking for?
    As for the nibs, I know other places where you can get them cheaper than the places you mentioned above. If you are looking for a specific nib, let me know 🙂


    • Kalyeegraphy · March 25, 2017

      :O do you supply nibs? Or rhodia pad. I would love a rhodia pad. The dotted one.


      • gnmk13 · March 27, 2017

        I don’t supply but I know who are selling. I could send you their links or accounts. I have a dotted pad I bought abroad, but it’s not Rhodia to be exact.


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