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GrayScale – Exploring Graphite Lettering from Small and Delicate to Big and Bold

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Gray Scale – Exploring Graphite Lettering from Small and Delicate to Big and Bold Supply List

Supplies:
  • Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 or 0.3 and leads (my favorite is the 0.3 Pentel Graph Gear 500) (PL21)
  • Drawing pencils, various hardness, whatever you already have (6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H) (S142)
  • Graphite sticks and/or woodless graphite pencils (6B or 9B)
  • Water-soluble graphite stick; Lyra or Art Graf with the water drop on the label, 6B or 9B (S865)
  • ArtGraf Black Carbon Water-Soluble Ink Block (S949)
  • Kneaded eraser and white eraser (E09, E13)
  • White eraser stick, Tombow Mono zero round or Paper Mate Tuff Stuff (E22, E06)
  • Your favorite writing tools, including large tools for writing; nibs, ruling/folded pens, automatic pens, flat and round brushes, etc. (N02, N04, H105, N22, N30, N27, BR24, BR26)
  • Blending Stump (S781)
  • X-ACTO knife with blades (S1003, S130)
  • Cutting mat (S504)
  • Scissors (S835)
  • Small pencil sharpener (no motors) (PL13)
  • Glue stick (S391)
  • PVA (S340)
  • Double stick tape
  • Steel ruler (S271)
  • C-thru ruler (S798)
  • Large bristle brush for wetting paper (1-3") (BR53)
  • Mid-weight drawing paper; Strathmore 400 series drawing paper (around 11×17) or whatever similar you have at home, plus a few pages of any other papers you want to try (P100)
  • Heavier papers: several pieces of water-friendly heavier papers, Fabriano or Arches watercolor paper, and any cheaper watercolor (Canson XL) or other heavyweight paper that you have (PS82, PS47)
  • Clear Con-Tact Paper
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • Baby wipes
  • Water container (S784)
  • Small spray bottle (S836)
  • Short quote, few words, and texts you would like to write (5-10 words)
  • Drawing board or padded surface to work on (S690)

Note: Not required, but for your info: The sketchbook I use and recommend is the Moleskine 7.5 x 10 plain, soft cover notebook.

Amity's Book Recommendations:
  • B4087. Speedball Textbook, 24th Edition.
  • B2982. John Steven's Scribe

By and about Amity Parks
  • "Ritual" by Amity Parks. Bound & Lettered 11.2 (BL11.2)
  • "Amity Parks: Letters and Ceramics" (LR29-2.) Letter Arts Review 29.2. The Project Issue.


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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S798. Westcott 12 inch GRAPH Ruler
Westcott 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 2"x12". No. b-70

These handy 8ths graph rulers are transparent for visibility and beveled to accommodate work with ink. Edges are calibrated to 16ths to the inch with a zero-centering scale down the middle. Laminated for durability.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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BR53. Nylon Flat Brush
Flat Wide Brush with Nylon Bristles

Limited Stock

This brush is made for applying gesso, but works great for other paints and ink.

Choose size:
1" wide
2" wide
3" wide




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Your Price $6.00

P100. Strathmore 400 Series
Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Pad

80lb acid-free paper for pen and ink and light washes. Regular/Medium surface. Off-white. 24 sheets. Thomas Ingmire uses these in his workshops as a less expensive alternative to Arches Text Wove.

Choose 6x8, 9x12, 11x14, 12x18, or 18x24 inches

Formerly P100-6, P100-9, P100-11, P100-12, & P100-18




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Your Price $5.09

PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper
PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper.

This paper has been discontinued. Limited stock of the 140lb Cold Press. The 140lb Hot Press and 100lb Hot Press is no longer available.

100% rag, neutral pH, double-sized, two deckles. 22"x30". Mould-made in Italy.

This has long been Tim Botts’ favorite paper. Now more and more calligraphers, including Harvest Crittenden, are using it.

Choose paper weight:

140 lb Cold Press. Bright White.

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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Your Price $10.50

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)




Your Price $15.98

S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Paper towels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.



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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.




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S836. Fine Mist Spray Bottle
Fine Mist Spray Bottle

Fine mist sprayer adds the right amount of water or liquid to watercolors and inks for special effects. Holds 2 ounces of fluid.



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S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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