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Little Black Book: Gouache, Metallic and White Revealed

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Little Black Book: Gouache, Metallic and White Revealed – 1KJ1
Karen Jeffrey

Colors, white and the "bling" of metallic ink and paint pop when used on black. Learn the tricks of applying gouache watercolor, white inks and various forms of gold and silver to black paper as you make this little "no-sew" book. Come armed with a couple of favorite short quotes and be prepared to fall in love with working on black.

Supplies:
  • Ruler (S270)
  • pencil (S142)
  • black eraser
  • bone folder (S308)
  • three watercolor brushes: one size 2 round, one size 0 or 1 liner, one size 4-6 "junker" to mix and load paint three pen holders (BR38) (H112)
  • the following nibs: Nikko G (or similar stiff, pointed nib), two edged nibs: Mitchell sizes 2 and 4 or Brause sizes 1mm and 2mm (N113) (N02) (N04)
  • Dr. Martin's Pen-White (I108)
  • gold ink or paint (such as Fine Tec, Schminke or Luminere) (S741) (SG870) (I113)
  • an old toothbrush
  • water bottle to dilute paint and clean up
  • water dish (S784)
  • small rag
($6)


S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B.



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S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
Bone Folder
6"x3/4".

Higher quality than our basic bone folder.



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BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and less expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

**To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**




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H112. Manuscript Wooden Holder
H112. Wooden Pen Holders.

Standard shape, size, nib gripper.

Available in Natural or stained Nut Brown.




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N113. Nikko G Nib
These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull. Extremely popular with pointed pen men and women!



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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, ItalicUncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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I108. Dr. Martin's Pen White
Dr. Martin's Pen-White

A great white ink for pointed pen work! 1oz dropper bottle. Can be thinned with water if necessary.

"The new ink is Dr Martin's Pen White, which sold out at Odyssey. I loved it so much that I went back to the supply store and bought a second bottle. Pat Blair tried it, and it worked beautifully out of the bottle with her Spencerian script. No mixing required. The dropper made dispensing easy. It did get a bit thicker as I was using it, and I added a bit of water to the dropper. All my pieces (white on dark paper) at Osyssey and at Iampeth were done using that ink. -- Aline Chan



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S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set
Fintec (Coliro) Mica Gold Color Set
Fine-tec Mica Artist Color Set

Set of 6

Made of mica, a natural product that offers a wide variety of metallic shades, from gold and silver to iridescent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a brush. Ideal for creating special effects and highlighting. Can be blended. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc. Colors: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver.

S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set color chart

I love writing in gold with the Finetec gold palette. - Bev Allen, BC, Canada 30 Oct 13

Finetec is changing the name of its metallic, pearl, & moiré colors to Coliro. The paints are not changing, just their name.

Other Finetec:
S766. Moire colors
S767. Pearl colors
S968: 12 colors (smaller pans)
S1000. Single Color Pans
S1009. Stormy Night
S1010. Rainbow
S1011. Under the Sea
S1012. Sunrise
S1014. Pastel Garden
S1019. Banana Split
S1029. Peacock
S1056. Happy Birthday




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I113. Lumiere Metallic Acrylic
I113. Lumiere Fabric Paint

Lumiere is a light body metallic acrylic paint, specifically a fabric paint, that is permanent and flexible, that can be thinned down for use as ink for calligraphy. Dilute it with some distilled water and you have metallic ink that flows from a nib!
The colors spread smoothly and stay flexible. Opaque and bright even on dark backgrounds, their high pigmentation provides excellent coverage. The hi-lite colors are best on dark backgrounds. They are also stunning on surfaces like paper, photos, wood, shrink plastic and even Styrofoam. Lumiere may be painted, stenciled, screen printed, airbrushed (when diluted) and stamped. 2.25oz.

Colors available:
Bright Gold
Sunset Gold
True Gold
Halo Blue-Gold
Halo Pink-Gold
Halo Violet-Gold
Metallic Gold
Rose Gold

Limited Quantities:
Brass
Hi-lite Blue
Hi-lite Red
Hi-lite Violet
Metallic Copper
Pearl Magenta



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