Current Favorite Art Supplies

The last time I made a Current Favorite Art Supplies post was 2017!  TIME FLIES!

So much has changed in my creative life since then. My art is getting better and I’ve added some new tools to my favorites.

Let’s take a look!

One of my favorite additions to my art supply arsenal is this pen case. 

It seriously holds so many pens! There are at least 24 slots for pens and you can carry more on the bottom and on the sides.

I keep all of my favorites pens in there. It’s a showstopper. People always ask me about it when I pull it out.

Right now I am totally hooked on mod podge (in satin) for collaging in my journal/currently workbook.

I apply it with a brush and love the way it makes my pages look.

During quarantine, I pulled Chalkboard Lettering Book off my bookshelf and started playing around.

This chalk is a DREAM COME TRUE. And I’ve used this chalk paint and this chalk spray paint to transform a bunch of surfaces into chalkboards.

I’ve been using my Prismacolor pencils in my currently workbook this year.

I love how pigmented the pencils are!

One of my favorite discoveries this year has been these Posca White Paint Pens!

They work on black paper like a dream! I used them to hand-letter a client’s save-the-date cards this year.

Is it weird to be in love with a pencil sharpener? CUZ I AM. I fell in love with it just after falling head over heels for Blackwing pencils.

Here are all of my favorites I can think of right now!

Current Favorite Art Supplies

  1. Index Cards – 5 x 8 – I like them big and around me at all times.
  2. Pen case
  3. Micron PN – for detail in drawings- waterproof
  4. Blackwing pencil sharpener
  5. Neon chalk– so bright and bold
  6. Precise V10 Retractable Pen– new list-making pen!
  7. Tombow Dual Brush Pen -all-time fave!
  8. Black Wing Pencils– a dream!
  9. Color Chalk Box
  10. Prismacolor Colored Pencils
  11. Bone Folder– how I fold all my zines!
  12. Moleskine Softcover Notebook
  13. Mod Podge– the best collage glue.
  14. Crayola Gel Washable Markers– I use these as highlighters on my Intentions lists.

And if you need some creative inspiration might I suggest…


DIY Melted Crayon Art

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Tracy from Shutterbean shares her current Favorite Pens! See what's in her pen case!

Current Favorite Pens

And lastly… don’t forget to MAKE MAGIC!


But wait! Something else!

Here’s a link for  2 months free of Skillshare Premium when you sign up! You can take so many art classes online there. I’ve already completed a ton!

Are any of you really enjoying new art supplies in your creative routines? I’m always looking for fun art supplies, so let me know!

  • sarajane

    Thank you! I need to refresh my art supplies (school supply shopping!). Somewhat pen related, may I ask, what stylus do you use with your Ipad(?) to create your lettering?

    I love reading your posts – thanks for all the continuous inspiration!

  • Sina

    This came just in time! I think I’ll get my son the pen case for the upcoming school year 🙂 Thanks for suggesting it.

    My art supplies: I love polychromos pencils – they seem to be equal in pigmentation to the prismacolor pencils. Also, stabilo 68 felt tip pens are still my favourite. And I just acquired a new Leuchtturm notebook – it’s bright yellow and I love it!

  • Meredith

    I just love this post! Besides seeing all the creative ways you make magic + art, I am inspired by new tools, products and fun! Thank you!

  • Katt

    Any suggestions for watercolors? I pulled my tubes out from college recently and noticed a funky smell. I think it’s time for an upgrade!

  • Sara

    YESSSS Blackwing pencils & that sharpener!! I have the alllll black pencils and the same sharpener and they are indeed the very best! 😀

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  • San

    I always love your art supply roundup!

  • Molly

    Tracy, your website is so inspiring – thanks for all the encouragement to develop a creative practice. I just received and am in love with these pens, and wanted to pass along a recommendation:

    They are wonderful! Thanks again for being such a ray of light.

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