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Black Friday is here and if you’re reading this post it’s probably because you saw my Instagram story earlier where I asked if you guys would be interested in my Art related picks for Black Friday or if you were completely done with the never-ending emails we have been receiving for weeks now. (I know I am!). So, that’s what I’m doing this year. I’ll be compiling the best discounts, in my opinion, from all of the art/stationery stores we all know and love.

For all your Art materials – whether you’re a pro or just after some crafting goodies, check out Cass Art HERE. Use code OFFER20

For all things calligraphy and my absolute go to online store with everything you need from nibs, inks, paper plus so much more check out Scribblers Calligraphy HERE*. Use code bfd2020

The most incredible stationery store, which also sells an array of gorgeous inks and ink palettes visit Quill London HERE – would also highly recommend you checking out their incredible store in Marylebone once lockdown is over too! – I purchase all my stationery bits from here and purchase my planner from Quill every year. Use code BLACKFRI15

Next up – Hobbycraft, if you’ve ever visited one you’ll know it’s like falling into crafting/stationery/art etc heaven, options are limitless, you walk away with way more than you intended to ever buy and all at a fraction of the price – well beyond this, they’re offering black friday deals too. Find it HERE.

For you Pro Artists, check out my new favourite store! They have all the materials from canvases and paints to graphics and illustration tools. Check them out HERE.

Lastly, probably the one I’m most excited about – Papier, home of all things to do with personalised stationery and custom notebooks are offering 20% off site wide. Click HERE to check their range of gorgeous notebooks.
That’s all from me. If you guys have any art/crafts or stationery Black Friday suggestions please do leave them in the comments below, looking forward to seeing all your purchases!

My favourites from Edding

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It’s been a while since I last made an appearance here on the blog but I thought I’d write up a post all about my favourite bits from one of my favourite stationery brands, Edding UK.

A lot of my DMs include messages from a number of my followers requesting help, advice and questions regarding the materials I use and in particular, what pens I use, and whilst I’ve done a lot of trial and error you guys can skip all that and go ahead and start with your masterpieces without all the faff beforehand.

One of my favourite brands for stationery and to use on my pieces, whether on canvas or card, are from Edding UK. They provide a huge range of items and I love that they have bits specifically for us calligraphers!
In this blog post I’ve curated some of my favourite pieces I have found so far;

  1. Edding 1255 Calligraphy Pen (link here)

My go-to pen for all my beginner’s Arabic calligraphy workshops – with the perfect flat edged nib it’s the perfect tool for every beginner as its replicates the traditional Qalam, without the fuss of ink etc. This easy to use pen helps to create the same strokes you would achieve with traditional materials and can aid in getting your hand used to quite a different nib before venturing out into other materials.

2. Edding 1200 Metallic Colour Pen (link here)

The tip, colour selection and colour pay off all contribute to helping this set make it’s way into this post. The pigmentation of these are absolutely fabulous. They show up vibrantly on almost any surface and I have used these for many events where I am invited into stores but might not know what surface I’ll be working one, (I’ve done chopping board personalisation to mugs) and I always take these along with me as I know I can trust they’ll work perfectly!

3. Edding Paint Markers (link here)

I cannot rave about these enough – they provide the pigmentation and colour pay off of paints yet come with the ease and precision of an everyday pen making it easy to see why they’ve been included in this post. They also come in a range of colours but my personal are the black and white so I can use on any surface.

4. Edding Fineliners (link here)

Lastly the Edding fineliners – works from your Bullet Journal to precise mark making on canvas or card. They come in tip sizes as small as 0.2mm and in a range of colours too.

I hope you enjoyed this post – let me know if you purchase anything from the brand, I’d love to see so leave me a comment below if you can.

Lucy 🙂