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Lettering on the Dark Side

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Lettering on the Dark Side Supply List

Supplies:
  • 1/2 sheet black Canson paper. (PS05)
  • 1/2 sheet black paper (I like Strathmore 400 series coal black or Artagain). (P58)
  • Practice/layout pad. (P20)
  • Edged pens (I like Speedball C0, C1 and C2 for larger work; Hiro or Brause for smaller). (N09, N01, N02)
  • Mixing brush. (BR43)
  • 1/2″ broad edge chisel watercolor brush. (BR01)
  • Gouache: white, yellow, cad red or orange, cerulean blue (will have some to share). (Our selection of Gouache & Watercolors are HERE)
  • Liquid acrylic (I like Daler Rowney). (I13)
  • Metallic paint (I like Daler Rowney Liquid Acrylic Pearlescent – Mazuma Gold, Birdwing Copper). (I14)
  • Colored pencils (will have some to share). (PL05)
  • Gel pens. (M61, M63)
  • Palette. (S679)
  • Water container. (S784)

Though not related to this class, when Connie teaches a watercolor class she lists these two among her inspirations:
  • B3189. South of France by Sara Midda.
  • B2772. In and Out of the Garden by Sara Midda.


PS05. Canson Ingres Sheets
27lb, 100gsm. 19x25". 65% cotton. Laid finish. Acid free. Laid finish. One side smoother than other. Popular for calligraphy and bookmaking. Suitable for light washes. Gelatin sized. Specify color.


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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P58. Black Artagain Pad
Black Artagain Drawing Paper Pad.

Ideally suited for soft pastels and charcoal, also very popular for pointed pen. Use gel roller pens, metallic gouache or opaque white ink for dramatic effects. Acid-free, medium weight (60lb, 160gsm), and fairly smooth. Made with 30% post-consumer fiber. Judy Melvin recommends this paper for her "Bleach & Pastels" technique described in Art Expose. Unlike the current Arches Cover Black, this paper bleaches to light color. From Strathmore, 24 sheets.

Specify Size:
9"x12"
12"x18"

Also available with Assorted Colors, see item P84.




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P20. JNB 11x17 Practice Pad
JNB Practice Pad 11"x17".

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler's, McCafferey's, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges). For pointed pen, the smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb. bond).

Choose 50 or 100 sheets.

For an 8.5"x11" version of this pad, see item P25.

Formerly P20-50 & P20-100



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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.




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N09-S6. Speedball C Set of 6 Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. Sizes: C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5. C-0 is largest, C-5 is smallest. Speedball C nibs are best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily, so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

Size C-6 is available, but not in the set.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.



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N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.





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N01-S7. Hiro Tape Set of 7 Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0)

These calligraphy nibs are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good dip pen nib for classes and beginners.





Your Price $8.75

N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
0.5mm
0.75mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm






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BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.

Choose Flat (sizes 2,4,6) or Round (sizes 1,3,5).



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BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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