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BONE: Bookhand with a Twist

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BONE: Bookhand With a Twist Supply List

Supplies:
  • Automatic #4 pen. (N27)
  • Non-waterproof ink (Higgins Eternal or Walnut). (I08, S449)
  • 11x17 practice paper (Gilbert Bond is the best – available at John Neal Books). (P70)
  • Cotton rag.

Optional: 6mm Pilot parallel pen (blue cap). (FP67)

Carol's Book Recommendation:
  • B4087. Speedball Textbook, 24th Edition.

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.


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




Your Price $5.75

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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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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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm

Formerly available as code numbers:
FP67-1.5
FP67-2.4
FP67-3.8
FP67-6.0




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FP67-S. Set of 4 Pilot Parallel Pens
Set of 4 Pens (each with 2 cartridges and a cleaning bladder) and a pack of 12 cartridges (one each of 12 colors).

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color.

Set includes the four pens at right (1.5, 2.4, 3.8, 6.0) in the photo and 12 single cartridges, one of each color.

Pilot Parallel Pens Page




Your Price $43.95

B4087. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition / Vangalis Hasson
B4087. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire bound.

Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The best book if you want to explore broad edge styles. Not recommended for pointed nib styles.
The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.

Customers outside the USA

For shipping via SURFACE mail see B4087-SURFACE

For AIRMAIL shipping to CANADA see B4087-CANADA

For AIRMAIL with insurance shipping to other countries see B4087-AIRMAIL



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BL12.1. Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.1
Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.1

An Interview with Loredana Zega
  by Vida Bokal Neugebauer
Playing with a Full Deck: a Collaborative
  by Susan Longerot
Memory Into Form
  by Joyce Ryckman
Bound Together for Ten Years
  by Meg Kennedy
Calligraphic Paper Casting
  by Joan Merrell
The Spirit Books
  by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
Origami-Fold Book
  by Carol DuBosch and Susan Longerot

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BL12.3. Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.3
Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.3

Pens, for More than Writing
  by Martha Ericson
Brush Pens for Lettering
  by Catherine Langsdorf
A Passionate Gallery: Part Two
Piano Accordion Book
  by Beth Lee
Embossed Chalk Lettering
  by Catherine Langsdorf
Suzanne Moore: A.Musings
Pebbles and Pouches
  by Fiona Dempster
Making The Olive Tree
  by Joan Merrell
Whimsical Words
Luthis Pens
  by Carol DuBosch

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BL12.4. Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.4
Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.4

Sending Sunshine
  by Margaret Beech
JUBILEE Script
  by Carol DuBosch
Calligraphy & Letterpress
  by David Ashley
Where Is Nancy Drew?
  by Linda O’Neill
A Celebration of Letters
  by Trix Bodde
An Alphabet Book of Calligraphy Techniques
  by Carol DuBosch
Bind, Alter, Fold: Book Review
  by Barbara Adams Hebard
Gallery
Fishbone Fold
  by Judy Detrick
Paul Shaw: A Carpet Page

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BL13.1. Bound & Lettered Vol.13, No.1
Bound & Lettered Vol.13, No.1

A Show of Hands Gallery
Pas de Deux
by Fiona Dempster
Pointed Pen Variations: A Conversation with Mike Kecseg
by Therese Swift-Hahn
Tim's Pens
by Cora Pearl
Asheville BookWorks
Joseph Newman
by Barbara Adams Hebard
Beth Lee|Elizabeth McKee
Teresa J. Wilber
New Books, Tools, & Materials

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