Brush Lettering is all over pinterest, target, and the holidays is general. It's a great activity for older kids through adults. I encourage you to try it in your classroom using crayola markers, you can get some awesome results and it's what I always start out all my students on (even the adults). If you have the budget for brush letter pens or the means to have them donated or brought in by students below are the brands and types that I like the best.
If you are looking to move beyond the basics below are a group of other pens I use in classes and in my own lettering practice. Check them out to add color, size, or pizazz to your lettering projects.
1. Pitt Artist Brush Pen (large) - Great for large lettering projects, it's the largest brush felt tip that I've found. What it offers in felt tip control it it unfortunately loses its tip fairly quickly in my opinion
2. Tombow Artist Brush Pens - These are bouncy bouncy, they offer a great broad stroke and fine upstrokes with practice and come in a bazillion colors
3. Aquabrush - A pen that has a refillable chamber that you can fill with just about anything. They come in three different sizes to fit a variety of needs.
4. Kuretake Bimoji Pen - Like the aquabrush this is not a felt tip but rather a traditional brush tip so it gives you more of brush look. It takes a little to get used to but it provides great texture to your writing
5. Versamark Pen - This ink is clear and stays wet for a longer period of time, making it a great choice for embossing
6. Pentouch Gold Marker - My favorite fine tip gold marker I've found
7. Uniball Signo Pen in white - The most opaque and easy to use white roller pen. Great to add little detail inside your lettering.
What are you favorite brush pens?
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