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Dancin Pen - Columbus 2017


Dancin Pen with Carrie Imai

The Calligraphy Guild of Columbus will be bringing Carrie Imai from California to Columbus for a workshop. The workshop is called Dancin' Pen based on her book of the same title.

It will be held May 6th and 7th 8:30am-4:30pm each day at
The Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct., Hilliard, OH
Click HERE for a map.

Contact Carol Kimball to register or for more information, at carolism@columbus.rr.com

The book the workshop is based on:
Dancin' Pen /Imai (B3895)

Supply List:
A Large edged pen - choice of one of the following:
  • Automatic pen (#4 = 5/16" or #5 = ½") (N27)
  • Luthis Chata pen size 4, 5 or 5A (N156)
  • Pilot Parallel Pen (blue or green lid) - Great for manipulating (FP67)
  • Speedball C-2 pen (N09)
  • Layout Bond Pad - any brand, any size (P20, P25)
  • Pelikan 4001 ink (any color) or walnut ink (crystals) – please only these.(I04, SA-I04, S449)
  • Watercolor set (prefer Prang, but other sets you have are fine) (S609)
  • Water pot (S992)
  • mixing brushes (BR43) paper towels (S817) Few sheets of tracing paper (P43) X-acto knife (S417, S130) Scissors (S835) Glue stick (S391) Tools to rule – your choice (S753) C-thru ruler (S798) pencil (S142) Some better papers of your choice (Canson Ingres, Canson Mi-Teintes, German Ingres, Frankfurt, Arches Text Wove, Arches hot press WC, Niddegen, etc) – can be cut into quarters - scraps are fine. (PS05, PS61, PS22, PS04, PS01, PS42)


B3895. Dancin’ Pen / Imai
Dancin’ Pen: Pen Manipulation and Beyond by Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5". Book + DVD.

This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic and how to make the letters dance using an Automatic pen. As in her popular workshops, you learn how to manipulate your pen to create the forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the accompanying DVD, you are there as she demonstrates how to do it. Book is spiral-bound to lie flat. Signed. Dancing Pen.



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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.



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N156. Luthis Flat Pens
N156. Luthis Flat Pens.

Chisel-edged pens in wider sizes. The nibs are made from repurposed aluminum litho plates and the handle is a simple dowel. They write similar to Automatic pens, but are a bit more flexible.

Specify size:
#3 (5mm)
#4 (7mm)
#5 (11mm)
#5a (15mm)
#6 (20mm)
#6a (25mm)
XXL (60mm)



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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm

Formerly available as code numbers:
FP67-1.5
FP67-2.4
FP67-3.8
FP67-6.0



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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners’ classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.



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P20. JNB 11x17 Practice Pad
JNB Practice Pad 11"x17".

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffereys, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges). For pointed pen, the smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb bond).

Choose 50 or 100 sheets.

For an 8.5"x11" version of this pad, see item P25.

Formerly P20-50 & P20-100



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P25. JNB Practice Pad 8.5x11
JNB Practice Pad. 8.5"x11".

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. 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, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges). For pointed pen, the smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb bond).

Choose 20, 50, or 100 sheets.

For an 11"x17" version of this pad, see item P20.



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I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink
I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink.

A superior dye ink primarily for fountain pen use. Will flow dependably. If ink has dried in pen, soak the pen in plain water. Non-waterproof.

Choose from these colors in a 2oz glass bottle: Brilliant Black, Royal Blue, Brilliant Brown, Violet, Brilliant Red, Turquoise

Choose this color in a 1oz glass bottle: Dark Green

I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink Color Chart




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SA-I04-S. Pelikan 4001 Ink Sampler Set
SA-I04-S Pelikan 4001 Ink Sampler Set

The sampler set contains 1/2 ounce jars of all seven colors of Pelikan 4001. A favorite for dip and fountain pens, the colors are very vibrant. Includes Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple, Red, and Turquoise.

For full size jars, see item I04.

I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink Color Chart



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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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S609. Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans)
Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans).
These inexpensive but good watercolor sets are recommended by many including Barbara Close. Easy to take to workshops or on trips.

The selections of choice pigments, blended with specially formulated binders and dispersing agents result in a true transparent paint in brilliant colors. White segment nonbeading mixing lid attached with stainless steel hinge pin for years of use. Each set comes with a #7 natural hair brush.



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S992. Double Water Cup
S992. Double Water Cup

This water cup/brush washer has two separate compartments, each with its own lid. The entire lid pops off to refill, while the small lid on each compartment can be opened independently.



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BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
Packet of three brushes:
Specify Flat (sizes 2, 4, 6) or round (sizes 1, 3, 5).

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.



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S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.



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P43. Borden & Riley Tracing Pad #41
P43. Borden & Riley #41 Parchment Tracing. 50 sheet pad, 25 lb paper.

A bit nicer than your normal tracing paper.

Available in 3 sizes:
9"x12"
11"x14"
14"x17"




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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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S130. Excel Blade #11
Same blade as X-acto #1, but sharper and less expensive.

The standard pointed blade for cutting. Super sharp, double honed carbon steel blades. Works in both Xacto and Excel craft knives.

Choose 5 pack or 100 pack.



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S835. Detail Scissors
Detail Scissors.

For intricate paper cutting of lighter weight papers. Super fine detail scissors made from surgical stainless steel. 4" long. Blade length 1.25".



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S391. UHU Glue Stick
Glue sticks are an easy way to apply glue for card and bookmaking projects. and many people think that UHU is the best glue stick. They don't add water so they dry wrinkle-free and work on paper, cardboard, fabric, photos and more. Clean and convenient for school or studio use. Large chapstick/lipstick style applicator. 1.41oz. Acid Free. Safe for children. (Germany) UHU 41197

"The UHU Glue Stick is my favorite glue stick of all time. I have projects made with UHU Glue Sticks well over ten years old and they have held up beautifully."
- Michael Jacobs author of B2674. Cards That Pop-up, Flip & Slide, and B2799. Books Unbound. More at tips on Michael's website: www.thecreativezone.com



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S753. Westcott Clear T-Square
S753. Westcott Clear T-Square

Calibrated on one edge in inches, the other metric.

Specifiy 12" or 18".

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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S798. Westcott 12 inch GRAPH Ruler
Westcott 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 2"x12". No. b-70

These handy 8ths graph rulers are transparent for visibility and beveled to accommodate work with ink. Edges are calibrated to 16ths to the inch with a zero centering scale down the middle. Laminated for durability.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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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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PS05. Canson Ingres Sheets
27lb, 100gsm. 19x25". 65% cotton. Laid finish. Acid free. Laid finish. One sidee smoother than other. Popular for calligraphy and bookmaking. Suitable for light washes. Gelatin sized. Specifiy color.


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PS61. Canson Mi-Teintes Paper
Heavy weight pastel paper. One side textured, one side smoother. 60% cotton. Acid free. For calligraphy and papercraft and bookbinding projects. 19.5" × 25.5". 98 lb (160 gsm)

Update: Judy Melvin has tested the Black Mi-Tientes paper with bleach. The bleach changes the paper from black to a nice grey/sepia.


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PS22-WHI. German Ingres White
German Ingres (Hahnemuhle)
White (Eggshell/Antique). 100% alpha cellulose. Text weight. Laid finish. 18.75"x24.75".

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PS04. Frankfurt Paper
Frankfurt
19"x25". 120gsm. pH neutral. Choose White, Cream.

A mixture of cotton and high alpha cellulose. Sheets have three deckle edges and one cut edge. High alpha cellulose A very pure form of wood pulp which is considered to have the same longevity as cotton or other plant fibers.

This beautiful wavy laid paper is a favorite of Jean Formo. She uses it in her walnut ink classes. I find it easy to erase. Some inks allow correction with a white plastic eraser!

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PS01. Arches Text Wove
Arches Text Wove
100% rag, neutral pH. 20"x25.5".White. Smooth finish (wove).

Takes ink well and is a great, though slightly soft paper to write on. 120gsm. One of our most popular papers.

Grain runs parallel to the dimension in bold.

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PS42. Arches WC HP 90 LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 90lb.185gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

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