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Gilding On Vellum

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Reggie Ezell

(Th—Sa) Level: All
Gilding On Vellum

Reggie Ezell: C-RE - Gilding On Vellum.
B2685. Illuminating the Word by Christopher Calderhead. Hardcover $49.95. Pre-order price $39.95
B3780. Illuminating the Word, Second Edition (expanded). Hardcover $45.95. Pre-order price $41.36 Available Fall 2012. (free shipping media mail when it is available, USA only.)
B3834. Painting For Calligraphers by Marie Angel. Out-of-print. Used Hardcover $29.95. Limited supply.
B171. The Story of Writing by Donald Jackson. Used $29.95. Limited Stock
DVD30. The Illuminator. Donald Jackson. DVD $18.95
Supply List:
Masking tape
• ruler (S271)
• T-square (S739, S753)
• triangle (S464, S613)
• mechanical pencil 2-H lead (S681)
• sharpener (S633)
• white vinyl eraser (E13)
• clean cotton rag (old T shirt)
• 2 mixing pans and brush (S679, BR37)
• dropper/water/gum arabic (I84, S701)
• grid pad (P21)
• Moon Palace sumi ink (I70)
• Xacto #10 & 11 blades (S417, S129, S130)
• Nibs: variety your are comfortable with, 2mm and smaller
• EF 66 nibs (N70)
• pen handle (H95)
• Letraset burnisher (S661)
• 20 five-inch squares of glassine (PS94)
• clean scissors
• black permanent markers, variety of sizes, especially smaller (M79)
• good small pointed brush for painting (BR27, BR30)
• ruling pen (N22, N30)
• Sarah transfer paper (S612)
• red ballpoint pen (M08)

S679. 6 Well Rectangular Palette
6 well Rectangular Palette

This palette is made of hard white plastic. Contains six wells for mixing paint and gouache. Easily cleaned out and reusable.

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BR37. Silverwhite Brush: Brights
Silverwhite Bright. Short handle.

A blend of soft white taklon filaments (synthetic) tapered to hold a sharp edge. Has a nice spring and decent color capacity. Short, polished, white-tipped silver handles and seamless nickel ferrules. Use for mixing, painting, brush lettering, or loading your pen. Suitable for water-based media including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, dyes & tempera.

#1 $4.55
#2 $5.00
#4 $5.90
#6 $6.75
#8 $7.45
#10 $9.00
Bright, Size 1 2.5 mm
Bright, Size 2 3 mm
Bright, Size 4 4mm
Bright, Size 6 5 mm
Bright, Size 8 8 mm
Bright, Size 10 15mm

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I84. W&N Gum Arabic: 2.5oz
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic.

Add this binder in gouache to make it more durable and easier to erase pencil guidelines. Add several drops to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for copperplate writing. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle.

I have worked with metallic gouaches for many years. I always add a little more gum Arabic if there are going to be lines to erase, then allow the writing to cure for several hours before erasing. A white vinyl eraser is the gentlest choice for erasing guideline. I avoid guidelines if possible via a light box.. - Don King

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S701. Lipstick Hematite Burnisher
True Hematite Lipstick Burnisher

For burnishing raised gold to a mirror finish. The entire lipstick shaft is made of hematite rather than being only a hematite tip. 5.75".

" is the best burnisher by far that I have tried on the market today, and I have had great success with it in these early trials." - Peter Thornton, Tennessee, Jan. 2010.

"Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity of testing this one. It's a real beauty. Has a nice hold, an authentic hematite burnisher. Tested & True Hematite!" - Jerry Tresser, Florida, Nov. 2009.

Watch Jerry Tresser test the burnisher.

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P21. JNB Graph Pad 11x17, 50 Sheets
JNB Graph Pad
Light blue grid (8 squares/inch). 24 lb bond. 11"x17". Approx 50 sheets.

August 2015. The paper in this pad has been changed. The new paper is much better with the ink. There was a price increase with the new paper.

A non-bleeding paper that is great for calligraphy. (We use the same paper in our JNB Practice Pads.) Many instructors have their students use this pad in their classes.

(For graph with slant lines P01.)

Please choose color: Light or Dark.

Light: This grid does not show on many copiers, shows faintly on others, and usually disappears when you adjust the exposure one setting lighter. If you use a copier to produce your finished art for reproduction, this is the pad for you. This pad is good for jobs done at quick printers.

Dark: For classes, some students may appreciate a slightly darker grid. This is particularly true for adult classes. This is still a light blue grid. Some teachers have commented that their students found the original pad's grid was too light.

6/$11.50 each. 12/$11.25 each. 24/$10.95 each.

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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different , this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going in to this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz $5.95 (widemouth plastic jar)
6.0 oz (180ml) $12.95

15oz (450ml) $19.95

60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L), only $75.00.
You save $54.95. 10 six ounce bottles cost $129.50.
Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.

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S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all it's PURPLE (or Black, Green, Blue, Grey, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife!!! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.

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S129. #10 Blade (pk of 5 blades)
Same blade as X-acto #10, but shaper and less expensive.

A rounded blade perfect for scraping off letters to make corrections. Carbon Steel. Super sharp, double honed blades. Works in both Xacto and Excell craft knives.
Made in USA.

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N70. Brause 66EF Nib
Very flexible. Will give thick down strokes and fine thins. One of our most popular nibs for copperplate. Nibs are of consistent manufacture. Also called Arrow Nib.
Quantity price at 10 and 50.

Purchase TAB2.4 & BL6.2 for articles that discuss the characteristics in detail of the various pointed nibs. $8.50 each.

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H95. Speedball Deluxe (Comfort Grip) Oblique Pen Holders
Blue and Red Oblique Pen Holders.
Now the wonderful new holders from Speedball are available as oblique holders. Special soft coating cushions your grip. Pre-adjusted to make writing easier (especially the upstrokes) and to fit specific nib sizes.

Specify color: Sapphire Blue , Garnet Red.

Specify Size: 303, Principal, Nikko G, 66EF.

The adjusted nib size is color coded by a small dot on the flange of your holder.
66EF: purple
Nikko: red
Principal: blue
303: light green

Click here to see a chart showing which nibs will fit this holder.


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