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SCA Illumination

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A selection of recommended materials for Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) members and others interested in the methods used by Medieval and Renaissance illuminators.

SCA Books/DVDs  SCA Illumination  SCA Gilding 
SCA Calligraphy  SCA Paper/Vellum   


S808. Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheels
Kohinoor Watercolor Wheels.

Rich, opaque watercolor at a great price. 24 brilliant colors in four disks, which stack and lock for convenient portability. Use the clear lid as a 6-section palette.




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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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S738. Shell Gold Tablet
Powdered gold with a gum arabic binder. Comes in a transparent plastic container with a lid. Close lid after use.
Use with a brush or pen to add real gold decoration to manuscripts, scrolls and calligraphic works. Shell gold can complement areas of gold leaf or it can be used alone.

We have discontinued the larger sizes because they did not offer any cost savings. Our small shell gold is approximately 7.5mm diameter x 4mm thick. However, size & weight varies slightly depending on the amount of residual water.

Shell gold prices are based on the worldwide gold market and may be different from what is printed in our catalog.



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S925. Acrylic Artist/Illuminator Bridge
S925. Acrylic Artist / Illuminator Bridge

Rest your hand on this sturdy bridge as you add detail to your gilding, lettering, and painting. You avoid smearing of the wet portions or smudging when using colored pencils. Bridge measures 3"x12"x3/8" and the feet have felt pads attached to the bottom.

Made in the U.S. from clear acrylic.



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BR12. Rekab Brush
Rekab Brushes Series 311

John Stevens uses these round ferrule, chisel-edged Rekab brushes for smaller Roman lettering as well as for a variety of other styles. John uses these along with flat ferrule chisel-edged brushes for his brush lettering. These quality sable brushes, imported from Israel, with proper care will last for 20 years or more. These are called "Showcard" or "One Stroke Brushes." They are more versatile than flat ferrule, chisel edge brushes, but they take a bit more skill to use. John recommends the #5 to start with. For a wider range of sizes, he suggests adding the #3 & #7.

#3 -- 1/8"
#4 -- 3/16"
#5 -- 1/4"
#6 -- 5/16"
#7 -- 3/8"




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BR22. Escoda Brushes
Escoda Brushes. Series 1212. Reserva.

Eliza Schulte Holliday, coauthor of Brush Lettering, highly recommends these brushes from Spain for pointed brush lettering. They have plenty of bounce and good snap and are reasonably priced. Kolinsky Sable.


Choose size:
#0.
#1.
#2.
#4.
#6.

(Sizes 8 and 10, listed in our 2014 print catalog, are no longer available.)




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BR23. Escoda Brush Set (sizes 0,1,2,4)
Escoda Brushes. Sizes 0,1,2, and 4.

Eliza Schulte Holliday, coauthor of Brush Lettering, highly recommends these brushes from Spain for pointed brush lettering. They have plenty of bounce and good snap and are reasonably priced. Kolinsky Sable.




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BR24. Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush
These brushes can be used for chisel-edged brush writing and watercolor painting. Carl Rohrs finds these water media brushes to be good for lettering. He recommends the W&N 995 (BR01) for ½" & larger. Synthetic bristles.


Brush Sizes:
1/8" size 02
3/16" size 04
1/4" size 06
5/16" size 08
3/8" size 10
1/2" size 12
5/8" size 14

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BR25. Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush Set
Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush Set
Five sizes (02, 04, 06, 08, 10)

These brushes can be used for chisel-edged brush writing and watercolor painting. Carl Rohrs finds these water media brushes to be good for lettering. He recommends the W&N 995 (BR01) for ½" & larger. Synthetic bristles.

Set contains these brush sizes:
1/8" size 02
3/16" size 04
1/4" size 06
5/16" size 08
3/8" size 10




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BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose water color work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for water color and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle




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