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FP125. Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen
Noodler’s Ahab Flex Pen. This flexible nib fountain pen produces reasonable thicks and thins from pressure. Use it for larger writing and expressive handwriting. It is not suitable for smaller Ornamental Scripts because the nib can't produce the fine hairlines possible with dip pen pointed nibs. For a slimmer barrel, purchase FP120. Noodler’s Standard Flex Pen. The same flex nib is used in the Standard and Ahab Fountain Pens.

Choose Barrel Color:
Medieval Lapis
Maximum Emerald
King Philip Purple

For filling the pen with ink from a bottle, the Ahab Flex pen has a plunger mechanism that you access by screwing off the barrel. .

This is a fun pen to write with and has an extremely flexible nib - for a fountain pen. You can easily go from thin to thick and back, but the unstressed stroke is far from a hairline. (An extremely light touch and some speed can produce a thinner line.) IThe pen is useless for small copperplate scripts. You can produce copperplate scripts only in larger sizes. You can only produce monoline or nearly monoline writing in smaller sizes. It has potential for wedding invitation addressing where the script is more-or-less monoline perhaps with some more heavily stressed strokes (such as Spencerian). - John

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S878. Wide Flat-Lead Mechanical Pencil
Wide Flat-Lead / Square Edge Mechanical Pencil

Use this 5mm (approx), flat-lead, carpenter’s pencil for broad edge lettering. Useful for practice and fun. No more sharpening with a knife, just click to move the lead forward and shape the end of the lead to a chisel edge on fine sandpaper. Striker brand. Sturdier construction than our regular Flat Lead pencil (S861) and the leads are a bit harder.

Mechanical pencil with chiselled / square edges

(Also called Striker Construction Pencil. Refills available: S879.)

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S879. Refills for Wide Flat-lead Mechanical Pencil
Refills for Wide Flat-lead Mechanical Pencil.

2 graphite refills for S878. Dura brand from Striker.

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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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PS100. Drafting Film Polyester Matte 2 sides
Sheet of Grafix Drafting Film. .004", 24"x36".

A polyester-based film with a matte translucent drawing surface on both sides. This film is anti-static, accepts ink, lead or colored pencil, and erases cleanly. Used in Denis Brown's classes.

Other Drafting Film is available by special order. .003", .005", or .007"; clear, matte one-sided, or matte two-sided. Request price and delivery time. You must order in packets of 25 sheets, same thickness and same surface (no assortment).

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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S858. Derwent Water-soluble Sketch Pencil
S858. Derwent Water-soluble Sketch Pencil.

These are similar to water-soluble colored pencils, but with graphite instead of color. They work dry, or you can take a water-wet brush and paint with the graphite marks you have made, creating washes and other effects. These are favorites of several instructors, including Laurie Doctor.

Choose: 8B.

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B2929. While You're Reading / Unger
B2929.While You’re Reading by Gerard Unger. 2007. 240pp. 6.75"x9.5". Hardcover

This book is about everything that happens while you are reading - in front of your eyes and inside your head - and about what type designers, typographers, and graphic designers bring to a page to make reading happen. Renowned type designer Gerard Unger explores topics including legibility, invisible typography, pattern recognition, the reading process, the ergonomics of letterforms, the universe of signs, and typographic illusions.

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I53-DRK. Walnut Ink Darkening Medium
I53-DRK. Walnut Ink Darkening Medium.
1oz (30ml).

The darkening medium is not an ink but an additive to be used to darken the original ink without losing the unique watercolor characteristics or the ability to lift color or lighten areas.

The darkening Medium is very heavily pigmented. It can also be used straight from the bottle. However, it is so heavily pigmented that it will behave like a sumi ink and stain the paper and not lift as easily as the original.

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S975. Swarovski Crystals
S975. Swarovski Crystals
Packet of 36 pieces, 1.8mm

Clear, diamond-like Swarovski crystal sparkles with extraordinary brilliance. Its unique sparkle and shine give each design an unforgettable appearance. Each piece contains 12 facets with a foil backing.

The rhinestones can be set with a fine-point glue pen, scrapbooking glue dots, or with any thick craft glue.

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I139-HALF. Pearl Ex Pigments - .5oz / .75oz
I139. Pearl Ex Pigment Powder
.5 oz or .75 oz

This versatile powder mixes into ink with the addition of water and gum arabic. Or you can add directly to ink to give that ink pearlescence and shine. Pearl Ex creates a metallic effect without being a real metal- it will never tarnish or fade.The different particle sizes produce different effects, from a smooth pearly luster, to a highly metallic sheen.

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on Black Paper

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on White Paper

Choose .5oz Color:
Solar Gold
Rose Gold


Choose .75oz Color:
Brilliant Gold
Pink Gold
Super Bronze
Antique Silver
Aztec Gold
Pearl White
Super Copper
Sunset Gold

To make a Pearl Ex ink for calligraphy:
Basic Recipe
Mix 4 parts of pigment with one part gum Arabic (liquid or powder) in a container, add distilled water slowly as you stir until you get the consistency of ink you like.
Exact measurement Recipe
1 teaspoon Pearl Ex pigment
¼ teaspoon gum Arabic (liquid or powder)
1 teaspoon distilled water
Thinner consistency Pearl Ex ink will lie flatter on the paper when dry; a thicker consistency ink (try ½ teaspoon of water) will stand up a bit on the paper when dry, creating a raised effect. Recipe courtesy of Joi Hunt of Bien Fait Calligraphy.

See also I139-S for the Pearl Ex Calligraphy Set of nine 3-gram jars of color good for making ink and three 3-gram jars of powdered gum arabic.

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