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Text & Texture: Letter Formation & Nature

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Text & Texture: Letter Formation & Nature – Yukimi Annand

Supply List
  • Pencil #2(HB), eraser, ruler (S142)
  • Sumi ink (Fueki bokuju green bottle recommended) (I22)
  • White paint (gouache or Dr. Martins bleed proof white) (WNG512, I38)
  • Pipettes, dishes for ink and paint, mixing brush, water container (S1039, S141, BR43, S1005)
  • Rag or paper towel, newspaper or tarp for table (S817)
  • Strathmore charcoal paper (300 series 11" x 17") about 30 sheets or more (P51)
  • Arches text wove or Arches MBM paper (white 105 gsm), two full sheets (PS01)
  • Black Ingres paper 1 to 2 full sheets (PS22-BLK)
  • Automatic pen #4 or #5 (N27)
  • Flat brush (½" and/or 1") (BR24)
  • Pencil HB, 2B and woodless graphite pencil (S142)
  • White china marker (S916)
  • Calligraphy pen – any kind of chisel and pointed nibs and holders (Click HERE for our selection of nibs)
  • Cola pen, any kind of folded pen (New Horizon folded nib recommended) (N155, N30)
  • Middle size (size 5 to 7) pointed brush (BR30)
  • Tools from nature: twigs, pine needles, seeds pots, sticks, seashells, stones, etc
  • Any tools you wish to make marks
  • Watercolor, acrylic ink (any brand) and/or Golden fluid acrylic paint: two or three colors (I133, I28, I13)
  • Elmer's School glue 4 fl oz or smaller
  • Small pointed brush (BR49, BR30)
  • 2" soft flat brush (BR53)
  • One or two 6 well plastic palettes (S679)
  • Binder clips, double stick tape, masking tape (S412), glue stick (S391), bone folder (S308)
  • Cutter knife and cutting board (S417, S504)
  • Pointed needle tool or tapered awl (S255, S347)
  • Your chosen text: about three texts (15-40 words) and/or several sentences from a book

Shared Mediums, Black and white acrylic paint, matte medium, school glue *Please do not spend fortune to buy new materials and tools that you are not sure to be useful. The $10 supply fee includes white and black fluid acrylic paint, acrylic ink, matte medium, gesso, PVA, modeling paste, set of balsa sticks, and Japanese calligraphy paper.

Recommended Books:
  • Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy by André Gürtler. Out-of-print.
  • Lettering as Drawing by Nicolete Gray. Out-of-print
  • B2614. Codici 1 by Thomas Ingmire.
  • B2783. The Calligraphic Line - Thought on the Art of Writing by Hans - Joachim Burgert.
  • B3244. Calligraphy A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach.
  • B4083. Journeys in Calligraphy: Inspiring Scripts from Around the World by Denise Lach.
  • B3813. Expressive Drawing by Steven Aimone
  • Japanese Calligraphy The Art of Line & Space by Christine Flint Sato.
  • Sumi Workbook by Christine Flint Sato. Out-of-print.
  • Painting the Spirit of Nature by Maxine Masterfield.
  • Mark-making in Textile Art by Helen Parrott.
  • Drawn to Stitch by Gwen Hedley
  • B3185. Paul Klee, Painting Music by Hajo Duchting

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.

"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B.

Your Price

I22-2. Bokuju Sumi Ink Black (2oz.)
Bokuju Sumi

A shiny, dense black ink. Very popular. Will eat your nibs. "Green Bottle Sumi." Fairly slow drying.

Your Price $5.50

I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).

Your Price $10.70

S1039. Medium Size Pipets
S1039. Medium Size Pipets / Plain Pipettes

These pipets are useful for transferring ink from bottle to Dinky Dip or Inkwell. Made of polyethelene plastic with a 3.2ml draw, about 6" length.

Choose quantity:
Single Pipet

Your Price

S141. Plain Transfer Pipets
Plain Pipets / Plain Pipettes

These pipets function like eye droppers. Use them to store mixed gouache for later use (as when a customer is expected to ask for more envelopes done in a mixed color a few days after you completed the first batch). For airtight, longer storage, the end can be sealed quickly with an iron. Soft plastic (polyethylene), 6" long.

Choose quantity:
Single Pipet
10 pack
50 pack
100 pack

Your Price

S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot
S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot

The Faber-Castell Clic & Go is a collapsible and expandable water pot. Easy to clean and store, travels easily. Ridges on the cup are the perfect place to hold brushes in between uses. The water pot holds approximately 12 ounces. PVC- and Latex-free.

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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).

Your Price

S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Papertowels, 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.

Your Price

P51. Strathmore #300 Charcoal Paper 11x17 pad
White 64lb. paper, responds well to pens, pencil, felt markers and oil crayons. Acid free. Carl Rohs recommends for pen, flat brush, and pointed brush.

11 inch x 17 inch pad, 32 sheets

Your Price $13.39

PS01. Arches Text Wove (half sheet)
Arches Text Wove
100% rag, pH neutral. 20"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 2 deckles, 2 cut edges.

Takes ink well. A great, slightly soft paper to write on. One of our most popular papers. Great for paste paper. Mouldmade in France.

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 $4.44

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