HOUSTON CALLIGRAPHY GUILD. NOVEMBER 3-4
FW Acrylic Ink, A couple colors ( usually found in the air brush section of the art store) (I13)
A substitute for this is Liquetex acrylic inks (I101)
Your regular arsenal of calligraphy pens and holders (H62, H65, N02, N04, N27)
Other types of fabric paints you may have on hand, Jacquard, Lumiere (I113), or
Dye na flow-
Large brushes for smearing on paint-old ones are good (just a couple)
A flat brush and a pointed brush-not real expensive (BR24, BR30)
Fine point black sharpie and a couple gel pens if you have them
Purple disappearing ink pen for fabric-found at JoAnns or at WalMart ( Dritzon the notions wall
Scissors, Ruler (S271)
Pins, Paper Towels
A couple water containers (S784)
6 small well plastic palette (S679)
Big eyed needle ( crewel) and embroidery floss-one or two skeins
I Like DRILL CLOTH ( Utility cloth) from Joanns, $5.99 a yard, You will get one yard with your materials fee, a yard or so for extra practice or book pages if you wish
( any smooth cotton canvas would work too) (S674)
a couple fabric scraps, amulets, doodads, copies of photos
Also bring sense of openness and a loosely composed list of what you'd like to have happen to you artistically in the future!
$10 supply fee -Includes one yard of Drill cloth, handouts, acrylic inks, gesso, metallic foil and size, brushes to use, and many extras
If you live close by an iron and a press cloth would be great
IF you have a sewing machine and can bring it to share that would be great! ( I will need you to refill bobbins and troubleshoot however!)
Questions? Email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
I13. FW Artists Ink
FW Acrylic Artists Ink. 38 colors. For dip pen, brush, and technical pens (but not fountain pens). Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 ( highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. Can be thinned (with water) for washes which dry water-resistant and additional painting or lettering can be done on top without bleeding or intermixing of colors. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.
1oz (30ml) glass bottle.
Lemon Yellow 651
Process Yellow 675
Indian Yellow 643
Flame Orange 687
Flame Red 517
Process Magenta 412
Purple Lake 437
Prussian Blue 134
Rowney Blue 119
Process Cyan 120
Marine Blue 151
Sap Green 375
Olive Green 363
Emerald Green 335
Light Green 348
Flesh Tint 578
Yellow Ochre 663
Raw Sienna 669
Antelope Brown 222
Red Earth 554
Burnt Umber 223
Cool Grey 053
Black (India) 028
Gold 701 (order this color for metallic gold)
Payne’s Grey 065
Brilliant Yellow 607
Dark Green 326
Velvet Violet 454
These shimmering inks are a pearl white with an iridescence of the color.
Shimmering Blue 711
Shimmering Red 713
Shimmering Gold 709
Shimmering Green 714
New Fluorescent Colors: Click here to see the fluorescent FW colors.
FW Artist Acrylic Color Chart
I101. Liquitex Acrylic Ink
I101. Liquitex Acrylic Ink. 30ml bottle.
30 colors. Super fine pigments suspended in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. Like all acrylics, they dry more quickly than traditional calligraphy inks. When dry, they are waterproof for calligraphy applications. Lightfast rating given for each color. Free flowing, no need to dilute for calligraphy, except the Iridescents (metallics) which you can thin with alcohol. Because they are pigmented ink, you will find some colors are superior in a pen than others.
As with all acrylic inks, use pen cleaner or ammonia in water to clean your pens.
130 -- Transparent Burtn Umber
333 -- Transparent Raw Umber
Liquitex Brochure and Color Chart.
Color Chart only
N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.
Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.
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.
N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: 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 dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs purchased separately.
See N05-S10A for Left Hand.
N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included 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. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel-edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.
See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.
N27. Automatic Pen
N27. Automatic Pen.
Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").
These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.
Click here for a how-to information sheet.
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.