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S998. SpectraFix Non-Aerosol Fixative
S998. SpectraFix Non-Aerosol Fixative.

Use this non-toxic, pump-spray, workable fixative on non-waterproof inks, watercolors, gouache, pastels, colored pencil, and graphite. Use for envelope jobs, to protect fragile artwork, and to allow you to add layers to a non-waterproof base. Dries to a clear, matte finish. Because it is nontoxic, you can use it safely indoors (though it is not recommended for use by children). Finally, an alternative to toxic aerosol fixatives! Uses art-grade milk casein, water, and alcohol – which rapidly dry, leaving a thin, protective film of casein. Choose size: 2 oz. Sample Size and 12 oz. Both bottles are fine mist (pump) sprayers.

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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

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S836. Fine Mist Spray Bottle
Fine Mist Spray Bottle

Fine mist sprayer adds the right amount of water or liquid to watercolors and inks for special effects. Holds 2 ounces of fluid.

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S769. Mechanical White Lead Pencil
Use this fine line (0.9mm) white lead mechanical pencil to draw guidelines on dark paper - then brush off the lines! Similar to the soapstone pencil, but this item has a sharper edge, creating a thinner line that is easier to remove.

Each pencil comes with nine 0.9mm leads.
For refills, see item S770.

Fons & Porter brand.

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S797. Dry Cleaning Pad 1.5
Dry Cleaning Pad 1.5.

Powdered gum erasers in a mesh fabric pad. Use it to gently remove dirt and smudges from paper without abrading the surface. Cherry Moote uses it to remove to remove soapstone pencil and white lead mechanical pencil.

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S759. Blazer Ultrasonic Cleaner
Use for nibs, fountain pens, and brushes Dried ink will float right off nibs and from the tiniest spaces in fountain pen assemblies. Michael Sull finds that his pointed nibs last 3 times as long. No special cleaner is needed. Use tap water alone, or if you have a particularly dirty item, add a drop or two of dish detergent. This small, sturdy unit uses the same powerful ultrasonic cleaning as larger, more expensive models.

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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.

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S316. Sandpaper: 320 Grit
Wet & Dry Sandpaper
320 Grit.

Used raising the nap in preparing vellum for writing.

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S319. Fine Dental Pumice, 1 oz.
Fine Dental Pumice

Used for degreasing vellum for writing.

Quantity price breaks at 6 and 20.

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S639. Stickles Glitter Glue
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Add sparkle to your calligraphy with non-settling Stickles Gitter Glue! Write, dot, dash, draw and embellish on paper and other surfaces. .5 oz, fine-point applicator-tip bottle. Non-toxic. Acid-free.

"Stickles Glitter Glue is wonderful. It's easy, dries fast, looks nicer than a tiny jewel embellishment and adheres permanently. I have tried every glitter glue on the market and this is the best by far. For only a few dollars you probably get over a hundred applications. I have a few that I use all the time. My favorite Stickles are Platinum and Diamond, they both have a gold tint. Star Dust and Silver are beautiful too. I also like Crystal, Christmas Red and Patina Green especially around Christmas. Magentaand Lavender go nicely together with an accent of Lime Green for a hint of foliage. Yellow and Baby Blue are very nice also. I would recommend that people buy several of them at a time because it is nice to have a palette of colors to work with." - - Linda Schneider

Colors to choose from: Christmas Red, Copper, Crystal, Gold, Lavender, Lime Green, Magenta, Platinum, Silver, Yellow, Orange Slice, Crushed Pineapple, Gilded Gold, Shamrock, Sea Glass, Cool Mint, Blue Bayou, Enchanted, Raspberry Tart, Gunsmoke, Disco Ball.

Baby Blue, Cotton Candy, Orange Peel, Star Dust, Diamond and Patina have been discontinued.

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