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Things Greek & Gilded

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Things Greek & Gilded – Georgia Angelopoulos

Supply List
Paper
  • Small piece of tracing paper or lightweight layout paper (P43)
  • Graph paper pad (preferably one that takes ink well and without heavy lines – something comparable to John Neal's 1" or Westwind pad (If you can't find anything like this then just get good graph paper, 8 squares to the inch, preferably not with red lines.) (P22)
  • At least one sheet of Fabriano Artistico 140 HP paper, cut to 4- 11" X 15" (I like Traditional White instead of Bright White. If you can't find this paper, try BFK Rives as it's soft enough for tooling) (PS107)
  • In addition, bring any interesting papers you have had around and would like to consider experimenting with for the lettering component of the workshop – even things like papyrus, cold pressed, handmade and colored paper. We will be working out the letters on graph paper, but some may want to do finished exercises on different paper.
  • Glassine paper cut into 2- 11" X 15" to protect your gilded pages and small bits for burnishing (PS94)
  • 11" X 15" piece of millboard/davy board/book board (or the sturdy back of one of your sketch pads!) (S995)
  • One sheet of DUR-ALAR clear wet media film in .004 weight (9" X 12") *Perhaps the group can order a pad and each can get the one sheet they need… this film is for making our gold charts. (P57)

Brushes
  • Old brushes for applying ink to nibs and mixing
  • Clean brush for wiping off gold skewings (I like a ½" to ¾" flat brush with a medium-firm edge) (BR60)
  • Good quality synthetic round or pointed brushes in size 0 and 1 for applying gold size (BR30)
  • Small flat brushes for our mosaic designs (synthetic or sable; Size 0 or 1/and whatever you may have) (BR60)
  • Flat brushes if you want for lettering (BR24)
  • Small, good round sable or acrylic brushes if you want to experiment with building letters up with a brush (BR26, BR38)

Gilding
  • Ormoline Gilding Medium (John Neal via Cornelissen's/Roberson's in the UK) If you have Jerry Tresser's Gold Size that is fine too but we found that the Ormoline worked best for most people) (Optional: Water Gold Size, John Neal. This is a natural formula for a slightly raised effect in gilding; I will bring some) (S929, S473, S928)
  • Gold (I will supply what we will use, but if you have any, please bring it along as you can put a sample of it on your metals chart that you will make. I use gold that is adhered to a backing sheet/transfer, but do bring any loose gold that you have) (S189, S188, S940, S189-5)
  • Agate burnisher – only if you have one (I will have some) (S194, S903)
  • Cotton gloves if you can find them. I usually get them at the drug store in the spa section; just check that they don't contain emollients.
  • Fine ball tip burnisher/ tools for sgraffito: old needles, crochet hook, dental tools – whatever you may have to make marks on the gilding (S478, S1038)
  • Magnifying glasses (loupe)

Pigments
  • Artist quality gouache: please have Zinc White, Lamp Black, Ultramarine OR Cobalt blue, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre. I will have all kinds of things for you to experiment with and I will have these basic pigments. (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • Gum Arabic (best to put it in a smaller dispenser bottle or bring an eyedropper) (I84)

Other Supplies
  • 2H or 4H pencil for transferring designs (optional) (S142)
  • HB Pencil (mechanical is good; I use a .3mm for a light touch but .5mm is good too). If you have favorite pencils for Pressure/Release techniques, please bring. (S861)
  • Flat lead mechanical pencil (1.8mm). They are known in the UK as exam/test pencils, because they are broad enough to fill in boxes on exam papers. (S861)
  • Eraser/gentle or kneaded (E08)
  • Writing tools: Pen nibs of your choice from ½ mm to 3 for rendering the mosaic exercises (N02, N04, N09); Speedball B nib (for making round marks on our exercises and lettering) (N16); favorite edged nibs ranging from small to large/ Small pen holder with crow quill or very fine nib for 'sketching' the letters if you wish/ any tools you want to play with. (H75, N75)
  • ½" or ¾" removable painter's tape/artists' tape (S411); ½" Double-sided tape; ruler (S270); scissors (S835); small cutting mat (S504); X-Acto Knife (S417); water jar (S1005), a few palettes with multiple wells (S120-30); wipes & distilled water if you have some in a small bottle (S817); small T-square (S753); compass and any geometric stencils you may have (circles, squares, etc) (S891) if you have one for cutting out shields for our gilding.
  • Sakura Microperm permanent ultra-fine line pen 01 (this is for using to mark on vinyl/plastic – regular permanent markers don't work for our purpose. Sakura also makes the Identipen, which does the same job) (M124)
  • X-Acto blades. #16 is my favorite blade for cleaning up around the edges of gilding. (S996)
  • Favorite inks (Click HERE for our selection of inks)
  • Slant board (optional) (S690)

The $25 supply fee includes use of 10 different kinds of transfer gold and metal leaf (Please bring what you have at home if you do have, so you can include a sample of it on the metals chart we will make), use of all ground pigments, gouaches, watercolor paints (I do ask that students have Zinc White, Lamp Black, Yellow Ochre and their choice of a red earth and blue gouache), use of ground metals and metallic gouaches, use of my tools, and acetate for tooling metals.

Recommended Books:
  • Lettering as Drawing by Nicolete Gray. Out-of-print
  • A History of Lettering by Nicolete Gray. Out-of-print.


S929. Ormoline Gilding Medium
S929. Ormoline Gilding Medium. An acrylic size fluid enough to use with a pen. For gilding onto paper or parchment. Pink color. Highly recommended by Georgia Angelopoulos for flat gilding. 30ml


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S473. Tresser's gold size (pink stuff)
Tresser Gold Size. 2oz

Use this pink liquid for flat gilding on paper or most any surface. Highly recommended for its ease of use. Works best with real gold leaf.

Store at room temperature. According to the manufacturer it has a shelf life of 10 years.



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S928. Water Gold Size / Roberson
S928. Roberson Water Gold Size.

A traditional size for illumination. Made with natural gums. Paint over the area to be gilded with a brush. Allow to dry, which may take 10 to 20 minutes. While it is still tacky, apply the gold. If the gold size dries out too much, its stickiness can be reactivated by breathing directly over the applied size. Yellow color. Recommended by Georgia Angelopoulos, and a big hit with her class at Legacies.
15ml (1/2 oz)
60ml (2 oz)



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S188. XX Deep Gold Leaf Loose
Loose Leaf Gold Leaf
XX 23K. Book of 25 sheets. 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"

Also available:
S606. Glass Gold Leaf 23k
S940. XXX Gold Leaf 23k
S189. Patent or Transfer Gold Leaf. 23k




Your Price $64.50

S189. 23K Patent Gold Leaf
Patent Gold Leaf

Patent leaf comes adhered to a backing sheet. It is much easier to use than loose gold leaf, especially with Instacoll and similar products. It can be cut with scissors and then handled with tweezers. Both tweezers and scissors should be kept very clean. XX 23K. Book of 25 sheets. 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"




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S940. 23 K Gold Leaf (Patent) XXX
S940. 23K Gold Leaf (Patent) XXX
Book 25 sheets 3-3/8 "x 3-3/8"

This is a slightly thicker version of gold leaf. You might find that our standard gold leaf (S189) requires more than one layer of gold - but this gold is thicker and should cover in one layer. W&B brand.

Patent leaf comes adhered to a backing sheet. It is much easier to use than loose gold leaf, especially with Instacoll and similar products. It can be cut with scissors and then handled with tweezers. Both tweezers and scissors should be kept very clean.

Here are Rosemary Buczek's comments:
" I have been using W&B's gold, and I have come to prefer their XXX. I used double deep (XX) for years but switched to the triple to see what it was like. I will never go back to the double (XX)."



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S189-5. 5 sheets Patent Gold Leaf
5 sheets of 23k Patent Gold Leaf. Instead of investing in an entire book of leaf, you can buy 5 sheets in this smaller pack.

This is requested for Valerie Weilmuenster's "Exploring Decorative Vines and Borders" at IAMPETH 2012.



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S194. Burnisher: Agate Dog Tooth
Agate Dogtooth Burnisher

This small burnisher is crafted for us in Germany. It’s great for a variety of burnishing needs. 5.75" overall length.



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S903. Agate Lipstick Burnisher
S903. Agate Lipstick Burnisher

Same shape as our Hematite Lipstick Burnisher (S701) but made of agate. Short handle. Approx. 5.75" overall length.



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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).



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