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Creating Small Artworks with Monoline Writing

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Creating Small Artworks with Monoline Writing Supply List

Supplies:
  • Crowquill pen and holder (Hunt 102/107) (N125, N152, H67)
  • 8.5 x 11 paper compatible with your ink, 20 sheets (P25)
  • Small brush (1/8 – 1/4″ bright and/or 000 or 00 pointed; I'll bring some to share) (BR26, BR24)

Optional: Micron pens in other sizes and colors, other favorite pointed dip nibs, a couple tubes watercolor or gouache (plus mixing brushes and dishes), slant board (if you usually use one), cushion or pillow for chair, few small rubber stamps with ink pads

Carol contributed to:
  • B3160. Hand Lettering: Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh.

  • B2772. In & Out of the Garden by Sara Midda.
  • B3189. South of France by Sara Midda.
  • B4060. A Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory by Sara Midda


    • N125. Hunt 102
      N125

      For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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      N152. Hunt 107
      N152. Hunt 107 Hawk Quill (crowquill pen).

      This is the finest of the Hunt crowquills, best suited for long even lines and cross-hatching.




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      H67. Hunt Crowquill Pen Holder #102
      This small plastic penholder is for crowquill nibs:
      Hunt 102
      Hunt 108
      Hunt 107



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      H111. Manuscript Color Holders
      H111. Colored Pen Holders.

      These painted wood holders have the same tapered shape as our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the standard metal nib gripper.

      Choose color: Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Turquoise. Dark Purple has been discontinued.




      Options:
      Your Price $3.49

      H105. Cork Tip Holder
      H105. Cork Grip Holder.

      These holders are very similar to the popular Koh-I-Noor 127 N cork-tip penholder (H38) and the General Pencil version (H99) that we also sell. (Other than the logo, I can't see any difference between those and this lower-priced version.) Scribes like the comfortable cushion of the cork, and the grip is thicker than standard wood penholders. Many calligraphers find this kind of holder a pleasure to use. Standard metal nib gripper. From Germany.

      Choose from three finishes: Natural, Brown, Black.

      Price break at 3.




      Options:
      Your Price $5.75

      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

      I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
      Moon Palace Sumi
      The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

      While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

      "I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
      A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

      --Clair F., Jan 2011.

      Four sizes available:

      2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
      6.0 oz (180ml)

      15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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      P25. JNB Practice Pad 8.5x11
      JNB Practice Pad. 8.5"x11".

      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, McCaffery'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 20, 50, or 100 sheets.

      For an 11"x17" version of this pad, see item P20.



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      S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
      Bone Folder
      6"x3/4".

      Higher quality than most basic bone folders. Made in Germany.



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      S270. Metal Ruler:12in
      S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

      Flexible, cork back.



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