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Drawing & Painting Supplies:
Brushes (WN Series 7 or Miniature 7, sizes 1, 0, 00) or equivalent. Kolinsky hair (BR38)
Broad-edged Pen Holder & Nibs, Mitchell (N04) or other (NIBS: 6, 5, 4, 3, 3.5, 2.5)(or other small pen nibs you have on hand)
Gouache – (opaque) at least 3 colors in tubes, plus WN Zinc White and Gold metallic gouache – Schminke (Gold Pearl) (SG870) or Fine Tech (one pan or 5) (S890, S741)
Watercolor – (transparent) you may bring this instead of gouache
Pastels – a box or 2 or 3 work well together. You may borrow mine.
Mixing pans – 6-pan tray or favorite mixing pans for gouache/watercolor. I prefer the porcelain "flower" with 7 spaces to mix (S723)
Gum Arabic – powdered or liquid (I84, I85)
Ruling pen (traditional type) to use with 6" ruler (or larger) with a raised edge Ruler – whatever you have (rolling rulers are good, too) (S271, S385)
Paper -Fine art paper of your choosing. Arches HP 90 or 140 lb (PS42, PS47) or LanaAquarelle is a good basic. Bring small handmade papers or buy from me. Vellum – (optional) (S197)
(I'm talking genuine calfskin. Sheep, deer or other skin is okay, too)
Tracing paper for sketching – Clearprint Design Vellum (my fav) (P45)
Saral paper (S612) (transfer paper-graphite color) Ball point pen needed to transfer
Drawing pencil (HB lead) (S142)
Sharp Scissors – to cut down paper
Pencil sharpener (or use mine)
Eraser – Mars Staedtler (my fav) (E13)
Water container – to rinse brushes AND a Water DROPPER BOTTLE (S784, S706)
Paint rag or paper towels



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BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

**To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**





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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, Italic, Uncials, 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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S741. Coliro (Finetec) Artist Color Gold Set
Coliro (Finetec) Mica Gold Color Set
Set of 6

Made of mica, a natural product that offers a wide variety of metallic shades, from gold and silver to iridescent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a brush. Ideal for creating special effects and highlighting. Can be blended. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc. Colors: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver.

S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set color chart

Finetec is changing the name of its metallic, pearl, & moiré colors to Coliro. The paints have not changed, just their name.




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I84. W&N Gum Arabic: 2.5oz
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic.

Add this binder in gouache to make it more durable and easier to erase pencil guidelines. Add several drops to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for copperplate writing. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle.

I have worked with metallic gouaches for many years. I always add a little more gum Arabic if there are going to be lines to erase, then allow the writing to cure for several hours before erasing. A white vinyl eraser is the gentlest choice for erasing guideline. I avoid guidelines if possible via a light box. -- Don King




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I85. Gum Arabic Powder
I85. Gum Arabic Powder

Add 7 parts distilled water to one-part powder or add to bottled ink directly.

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1oz
4oz



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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 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.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

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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P45. Canson Vidalon Translucent Vellum
Canson Vidalon Translucent Vellum Pad

This is the highest quality translucent/tracing paper. A very smooth paper, you will have no trouble seeing guidelines/designs through the paper. Available in 2 sizes, 50 sheets per pad, 55lb paper.




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S612. Saral Transfer Paper
Saral Transfer Paper.

Transfer paper is used in tracing to transfer a drawing or design and produces a clean, wax free copy. Erases like pencil but can be inked or painted over with no skipping or bleeding. Good for use on paper & fabric as well as hard surfaces. Roll 12ft x 12.5" (366cm x 21.8cm). Available in two colors. Graphite: all purpose. White: for dark surfaces such as black paper or dark stone.

Sample Pack S654



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