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Calligraphy & Illumination


This page displays a few of our wide selection of calligraphy supplies for the hobbyist and professional. For more materials for calligraphy either click on the subcategories that follow or in the list at left.
Calligraphy ink, calligraphy fountain pens, broad edged calligraphy nibs, pointed calligraphy nibs, parallel pens, holders, pads for calligraphy, gilding supplies.



S896. Artist and Illuminator Bridge
S896. Artist and Illuminator Bridge.

Rest your hand on this sturdy wooden bridge as you work, adding detail to your gilding, lettering, and painting without smearing the wet portions. We have also been informed that the bridge is great for prevent smudging when using colored pencils. Bridge measures 3"x12" and sits 3/4" high, the feet have felt pads attached to the bottom. Made in the U.S. of solid cherry wood. A self-adhesive felt pad is included for those who want a cushion rest for their hand.


Click here to see an image of the bridge in use.

See Harvest Crittenden demonstrate its use in her video on gilding with Instacoll: Gilding with Instacoll by Harvest Crittenden


Click here for a complete list of supplies in the video, including the bridge.

(Unlike the bridge in the video, our version does not have a decorative stone).


For information on Harvest’s work and prints, online classes, and the Spencerian Saga, visit www.acornarts.org



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S247. Portable Light Table/Wordcrafters
Wordcrafters Portable Light Table.

The Wordcrafters Portable Light Table combines the
best features of a light box, an adjustable easel, and the
traditional slanted writing box. 16"x20" frosted plexi top locks shut for transport, swings up to 8 different slant positions. Hardwood case. A sturdy & comfortable handle makes transport easy. An 18" fluorescent fixture provides illumination. There is space in the box for calligraphic tools. Versatile enough to use at home & to transport to workshops or take on trips. This calligrapher's light table / light box is a time-tested design developed by a calligrapher and a woodworker. Wordcrafters Portable light table for calligraphers.
Weighs 8lbs 12oz.




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N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
0.5mm
0.75mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm




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N22. Ruling Pen
Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, Glen Epstein & many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering.You vary the line width by tilting the pen.Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.


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S620. Clear Dappen Dish
Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish. List $1.85

These small wide mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.

Metal Lid: See item S802




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S620-12. Dappen Dish - Box of 12
Box of 12 Dappen Dishes. List $18.50

Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish

These small wide mouthed glass containers with a relatively heavy base are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesson in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added a drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.




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S623. 18" Wooden T-Square with Acrylic Edge
Sold construction wooden T-square. Raised acrylic edge prevents smudging and smearing.


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S820. Fineline Applicator (Empty)
Fineline Applicator (empty).

Fill with the fluid of your choice - masking fluid, ink, or watercolor. 1.25 oz bottle.

Stainless steel dispensing needles. Specify Size: 18 gauge (.8mm) or 20 gauge (.5mm).



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S820-S2. Fineline Applicators (empty) Set of 2
Fineline Applicator (empty ) Set of 2.

Fill with the fluid of your choice - masking fluid, ink, or watercolor. 1.25 oz bottle.

Stainless steel dispensing needles. Two Sizes: 18 gauge (.8mm) and 20 gauge (.5mm).



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