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Folded Pen Adventures

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Folded Pen Adventures Supply List

Supplies:
  • 11x17 or larger layout bond paper. (P70)
  • Non-waterproof ink (Higgins Eternal or Walnut). (I08, S449)
  • Scissors. (S835)
  • X-ACTO knife. (S1001, S130)
  • Sharpie marker.
  • Masking tape. (S931)
  • Embossing stylus. (S478)
  • Hole punch (standard round).
  • Pencil. (S142)
  • Paper clips.
  • T-square. (S753)
  • Ruler. (S271)
  • Cutting mat. (S504)
  • Bone folder. (S308)
  • Ink rag.
  • Notebook.
  • Any folded/ruling/pop-can/cola pens you already have. (N155, N30)

By Carol DuBosch:

  • "Kraft Paper Love" by Carol DuBosch, in BL14.3. Bound & Lettered 14.3.
  • "Ruling Pens, Folded Pens, Cola Pens"by Carol DuBosch, in BL14.2. Bound & Lettered Vol.14, No.2.
  • "Walnut Ink Tests" by Carol DuBosc, in BL14.1. Bound & Lettered Vol.14, No.1.
  • "Jeff Richards: A Patient Artist" by Carol DuBosch, in BL13.4.
  • "Simple Italic Broadside" and "Norton's Darkening Mediu" by Carol DuBosch, in BL13.2. Bound & Lettered Vol.13, No.2.
  • "An Alphabet Book of Calligraphy Techniques" by Carol DuBosch. BL12.4. Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.4.
  • "Whimsical Words: Luthis Pens" by Carol DuBosch, in BL12.3. Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.3
  • "Origami-Fold Book" by Carol DuBosch and Susan Longerot, in BL12.1. Bound & Lettered 12.1.


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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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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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof Made from walnut hulls.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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S835. Detail Scissors
Detail Scissors.

For intricate paper cutting of lighter weight papers. Super fine detail scissors made from surgical stainless steel. 4" long. Blade length 1.25".



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S130. Excel Blade #11
#1 Craft Knife Blade.

Same blade as X-acto #1, but sharper and less expensive.

The standard pointed blade for cutting. Super sharp, double honed carbon steel blades. Works in both X-acto and Excel craft knives.

Choose 5 pack or 100 pack.



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S478. Ball Burnisher / Stylus - 2 tips
Ball Burnisher / Embossing Tool

Two tips with different sized balls. Judy Melvin uses this tool in her "Walnut and Sumi Inks & Embossing" technique descripted in Art Expose (B3044).
The balls are 0.045" and 0.072".



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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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S753. Westcott Clear T-Square
S753. Westcott Clear T-Square

Calibrated on one edge in inches, the other metric.

Specify 12" or 18".

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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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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S504. Self Healing Cutting Mat
Use this cutting mat to protect your table or desk when cutting paper or board. Unlike a piece of paper board (or your table) the cuts from your craft knife will heal and disappear!


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