When it comes to calligraphy, we love our classic dip pen, paper, and ink, but sometimes it’s fun to switch it up and add lettering to other surfaces! If you are looking to letter on something that’s not paper-based, check out our guide below to know which pen to use!
- Calligraphy Pen (oblique or straight)
- Oil-Based Paint Pen
- Water-Based Paint Pen
- Chalk Pens
- Acrylic Paint
- Dr. PH. Martin’s Bleedproof White
- Nib (*pictured: Nikko G)
- Chalk Stick
- Aquabrush/paint brushes
SURFACE: Windows, Glass, Mirrors, and Acrylic/Plexiglass
SURFACE: Chalkboards and Wood
Chalk Pens: work well on blackboards, glass, mirrors, some wood, canvas, and more
Acrylic Paint/ Paint Pens: work well on glass, wood, ceramic, metal, plastic, fabric, terracotta, walls, and more
Oil-Based Paint Pens: work well on wood, metal, glass, plastic, pottery, stones, and more
Water-Based Paint Pens: work well on paper, windows, and glass.