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Calligraphy & Illumination

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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  Quills 



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P01-8. JNB Copperplate/Engrossers Pad 8.5X11in
P01-8. JNB Graph Pad with Slant Lines for Copperplate. 24lb bond.
8.5" x 11". Approx 50 sheets.
Slant lines - 55 degree angle

August 2015. The paper in this pad has been changed. The new paper is much better with the ink.

Smooth paper for pointed pen. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors.) The smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes.

Approx. 50 sheets with a blue grid and slanted lines for copperplate, 8 squares/inch. Grid may show up with some copiers. This pad takes the place of copperplate guidelines.

This paper is available in Blank Pads (see items P20 and P25).
For an 11"x17" Copperplate Graph Pad, use code P01-11
For a regular 11"x17" graph pad for broad-edged penwork, use code P72 (Gilbert Graph Pad)



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P80. Rhodia Ice Notepad
P80. Rhodia Ice Notepad.

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Very similar to the regular Rhodia Pads, but with gray lines/graph. Some say the paper is also smoother.

Choose Lined or Graph.

Sizes:
4" x 6"
6" x 8.25"
8.25" x 11.3"



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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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S1015. Ash Bush Tilted Ink Holder
S1015. Ash Bush Tilted Ink Holder

Made of unfinished pine, it holds two bottles: one upright and the other at a slant, which makes for easier dipping. Handmade in the USA by Ash Bush.



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S853. Jumbo Dinky Dip
S853. Jumbo Dinky Dip.

Similar to our Screw-Top Small Dinky Dip (S934), but with larger screw-top jars (1/2 oz) and a larger unfinished wooden base..

Choose your base shape:
1-Square (1 jar) 2.75"x2.75"
4-Square (4 jars): 3.5"x3.5"
4-Rectangle (4 jars): 1.5"x6.5"
8-Rectangle (8 jars): 3.5"x6.75"
10-Rectangle (10 jars): 3.5"x8.5"
12-Rectangle (12 jars): 3.5"x11.25"

The bases are made so that the jars fit tightly in their holes, but also made so you can remove the jars. To remove a jar, you might need to wiggle the jar back and forth while pulling. It can take some effort. Of course, you will want to make sure the lid is screwed on well before starting to remove the jar. When replacing a jar -- if you want it to be removable again -- push it into the hole just enough for it to be secure, but not as deep as it will go.

Jar inside dimensions: approximately 28mm dia. x 25mm high

Refills: S844 or S856



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