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Luca Barcellona

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Blackletter with Luca Barcellona
Paper:
1 pad A3 (or bigger) of Canson Bleedproof or other paper for ink practice such as Fabriano Accademia or similar: no more than 100 gsm, as the paper must be transparent enough to see the guidelines. Paper must not be extremely smooth and repellent or too rough and absorbing. (P70)
A few larger sheets of bleedproof or similar paper to work with larger tools
2-3 pieces of black paper (50x70cm) of any of Canson, Ingres, Hahnemuhle, Fabriano Artistico. We need a good coloured paper, not too rough, to start a definitive artwork using automatic pen or other tools with gouache. (PS05, PS22-BLK)
3-4 Sheets of large format Brown paper – refer to image below to make sure you buy the right one - (50x70cm) or more; brown paper with the small lines running across the sheets (not the craft paper as that is too absorbent) (Not available in the US)
A small text for your final artwork

Pens/Pencils/Brushes:
1 Pilot parallel pen 6mm (blue cap) and black/red ink cartridges. (FP67)
Automatic Pen # 4 / # 5 or 6mm wide Pilot Parallel Pen (the one with the blue cap) and 3.8mm (green cap, optional). (N27)
Two 2B pencils, rubber bands and a 2H pencil. (S142)
3mm nib (and other widths as you prefer to use) (N02, N04)
Selection of chisel tools (as you prefer to use)
And if you already have any of the following: thick cardboard (you can use the back of a paper pad), sticks, reeds and anything else!

Ink/Paint:
1 bottle Black ink (any of Pelikan 4001 (I04), Parker Quink, Higgins Eternal (I08), Mont Blanc (bring a fountain pen thinner ink and avoid "Calligraphy ink") 1 tube black gouache, 1 tube white gouache and a few colors of gouache in your colour choice. (Avoid inexpensive brands. Preferal brands are Winsor & Newton, Schmincke, Talens, or Linel (Click HERE for our Gouache.)

Other:
Masking tape (S931), T-square (S753), ruler (metal or plastic) (S271), eraser (E13), cutter/craft knife(S417), glue (S391).
Deeper palettes for color mixing (S120-30)
Glue and cutter
A small text/quotes that you'd like to write for the definitive artwork
A container for water and small containers with a cap (glass or plastic) (S844) to prepare the gouache colour.
A lint free cloth for wiping pen.
Notebook for taking notes (if you wish)



P70. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 11x17inch
P70.Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad. 24lb.
11"x17", 50 sheets

A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.

also available in 8.5"x11", see item P69

"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that ‘we are worth it’ and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch




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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.


This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




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PS22-BLK. German Ingres Black
German Ingres (Hahnemuhle)
Black. 100% alpha cellulose. Text weight (100 gsm). Laid finish. 18.75"x24.75".

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




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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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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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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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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.




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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.




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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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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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