The art of beautiful writing has had a true renaissance! Learn the basics with our book "How to do Brush Lettering". The book contains exercises and designs to try. Then give it a go yourself and create your own designs. You can use brush pens or a brush dipped in ink. Find your favourite technique! In this example, we used white ink. Before you begin, test the ink on the paper you want to use to make sure it really absorbs the ink. Coated paper can cause the ink to just stay on the surface.