One of the sad realities of brush lettering is the discovery that even the best of brush markers don’t last forever! It’s crushing, like back when you first discovered that Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy aren’t real (I’m sorry if this blog post has brought all these realizations at once!). BUT the good news is that finding the perfect, smooth, properly processed paper can make your brush pens last for as long as possible!
You don’t just want paper that feels smooth, you want paper that actually is smooth! And that is accomplished by the paper being processed twice, smoothing out the paper fibers and, thus, saving your pens. Think of those paper fibers like tiny razor blades – the more “dull” they are, the less torn up your pen will be.
Just scroll down to watch the full video and linked supply list to find your perfect paper!
- Rhodia Pad (Blank, Dotted or Graph)
- Smooth Tracing Paper (like the Blick Tracing Paper, Strathmore Tracing Paper or the Canson Tracing Paper)
- Xerox Bold Digital Printing Paper 32 lb.
- HP Printing Paper Premium 32
- S Superfine Printing Cardstock
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