Tombow Irojiten Color Pencils

These beautifully crafted colored pencils (every Canadian bone in our body wants  to call them pencil crayons…)  produce a rich, creamy texture and are perfect for smooth, even blending. They can also be layered without  producing a waxy build up. And, while they come in 90 unique colors, we thought these neon tones would be the perfect way to add a bit of punch to your creative practice. 

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

From vivid and intense in one stroke to subtle and soft in the next, the Soft Core Colored Pencils are perfect for both beginners and professionals. They feature a soft, thick core and are amazing for layering, blending, and shading. They’re available in 150 colors that will add enhanced impact to your artwork. 

Prismacolor Premier Turquoise Graphite Pencils

The simple pencil doesn’t get enough credit! It can be used for detailed line work, shading, and large area coverage; for highlights, midtones, and shadows. We wanted to include three different values to encourage you to experiment, and really get a feel for all it can do. 

Tombow MONO Sand and Rubber Eraser

To error is human. It’s also a part of the process.  What’s exciting here is the sand eraser which removes colored pencil and ink, include ballpoint, rollerball and even some marker!

Sharpener

Finally, you’re going to need to keep your new gear on point. And if you’re anything like us changes are you don’t know where your sharpener is hiding on your desk.

 

Royal Talens Ecoline Liquid Watercolour and Brush Pen

These ready to use watercolours will bring all forms of artistic expression, whether  illustrations, fashion designs, calligraphy, or children’s drawing to life! They have good adhesion to both watercolour and drawing paper. Keep in mind that they’re not waterproof once dry, so you can always work them further by wetting the dry area again. The brush pens offer the same brilliant color in a different form! Using the two together makes it easy to create an ombre effect. Dip that marker in the liquid. Go on. We dare you. Double dog dare you! You’re going to love it. 

Sakura Pigma Pens

One of our subscribers (hey Ley!) pointed out that we had yet to send out a waterproof pen, and she was right! Sakura’s Pigma pens are the obvious choice. The superior pigment based  ink was developed over 25 years ago and is one of the most reliable permanent inks on the market. We’ve included a Micron and Graphic version of the pen so you can play with line width, texture, and shading. 

Blue Q Pencil Case

You’re going to need a place to store all of this stuff! These pencil cases are made with 95% post consumer recycled material, and 1% of all sales is donated to support environmental initiatives around the globe. So you’re helping the planet and keeping your stuff tidy! Mom’s everywhere would be proud. 

 

Regional Assembly of Text Notebook and Greeting Card

Regional Assembly of Text is a stationery and gift shop with locations in Vancouver and Victoria. Throughout the shop you’ll find in-house designed products like this wonderful little notebook, inspired by school composition books. Their notecards, with a vintage aesthetic, will inspire you to get in touch. With a focus on text as a theme these Canadian creatives will capture your hearts, like they did ours. 


STABILO point 88

With over 6 billion units sold the point 88 is Europe’s best selling fineliner. The 0.4 mm line width offers control and precision and the metal enclosed top provides strength and durability. These fineliners are perfect for creating details in your drawings, and ideal for those who prefer a smaller font size when writing. They work well with stencils and rulers, are ideal for precise work, structuring texts, and taking notes.    


STABILO bl@ck+

This pen was designed for those who spend most of their day taking notes. The entire shaft is covered in a non slip material that makes the pen grippier, meaning that it sits well in the hand and can be controlled with minimum pressure. The rollerball tip ensures clear lines even at high writing speeds. STABILO’s water based ink allows for hours of writing without scratching, so grab a snack and get to the page! Write your rich text here!

 

Pentalic Traveler Pocket Notebook, Midnight

Pentalic’s art journal is designed to fit wherever life takes you. It includes 160 pages of 120gsm black paper that is perfect for use with gel, glitter, metallic pens, and markers. It’s an unexpected way to take your creative practice to the dark side!

Uni POSCA Paint Marker

POSCA paint markers are the holy grail of cross practice tools. The opaque and vibrant ink will write on virtually any surface! Their ink is water based, non-toxic, lightfast, and waterproof. While the paint is permanent when dry you can play around with blending (just add a bit of water) while it’s wet. To activate the marker, shake it up with the lid still on. Uncap the pen and push down on the body of the marker several times until the ink begins to flow.

Uni-ball Signo 

This white gel pen offers an incredibly smooth writing experience and a rich, vibrant color to make your letters and drawings pop off the page! It’s perfect for adding a bit of flair to your art journal.  The ink is archival quality and fade resistant. 

Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Pen

When these gel ink pens were introduced in the 1980s they were the first of their kind. With their rich, smooth ink that is archival, waterproof, and fade resistant it’s no wonder they’ve become a staple for crafters and artists!


 

Alex Foster Illustration Notebook

Alex Foster is an illustrator based out of Margate, UK. He specializes in map illustration and works across a variety of projects from children’s work to editorial and print. We dare you not to smile every time you use this notebook!

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens

This two pack contains the soft and hard tipped pens that feature a flexible brush tip for different lettering and drawing techniques. You can create extra-fine, fine, and medium strokes by changing the amount of pressure you apply.

Tombow MONO Drawing Pens

The water based pigment ink in these pens dries instantly! The durable nib can withstand firm pressure without bending, ensuring a steady ink flow. These pens are great to use with colored markers and pencils. 

Mitsu-Bishi Vermilion/Prussian Blue 772 Pencil

These blue-red pencils have a multitude of uses: editors use the different colors to indicate various changes, map makers to distinguish land and water. Illustrations may do an initial sketch, and once they have inked and scanned their drawing, they can digitally remove the red and blue channels leaving a “clean” finished product.    

ImPaper Magnetic Bookmark

ImPaper products are designed to change lives! For each product sold contribution is made to a particular charity. To date ImPaper has given over 5000 meals, 1500 tetanus shots and 2500 anti malaria pills to those in need.