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Think It - Paint It - Write It

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Think it, Paint It, Write It – Barbara Close

Supply List
  • Nibs (Click HERE for our selection of nibs)
  • Holders you like to use (Click HERE for our selection of nibs)
  • Inks you like plus Sumi ink (Click HERE for our selection of ink, I70)
  • Gouache (a few) (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • Watercolors in tubes or pan sets (Click HERE for our selection of watercolor)
  • Mixing brush & water container (BR43, S784)
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • Small pointed brush #2 OR #4 (BR49)
  • Sumi brush/bamboo 1/4″ for washes
  • Pencil (S142)
  • Ruler (S270)
  • Eraser (E13)
  • Embossing stylus (S478)
  • Pigma micron 01 or 03 (M17)
  • X-acto knife (S417)
  • Cutting mat (S504)
  • Gold powder (optional)
  • Dr Martins Bleed Proof White (optional) (I38)
  • Quotes you would like to letter
  • Canson Pro Layout Marker Pad 9×12″ (P32)
  • 2 Stonehenge or equivalent papers-cut/tear to 7″ x 11 1/4″ (you can get 8 sheets to one large sheet: cut lengthwise first for the 11 1/4; then cut the 7″ width.) (PS95)

Barbara recommends the following books on art and creativity to all her students. None are specific to either of her classes at this conference.
  • B4112. Making Art A Practice by Cat Bennett.
  • B1772. Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by By Stephen Nachmanovitch.
  • B4066. The Nine Modern Day Muses: 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence by Jill Badonsky.
  • B4067. Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit by Corita Kent and Jan Steward. Second edition.
  • Life, Paint and Passion by Michele Cassou, Stewart Cubley.
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson.
She also recommends to her students:
  • B2982. Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens.
By Barbara Close
  • BL10.1. "Class Books" by Barbara Close, in BL10.1. Bound & Lettered Vol.10, No.1.
  • Barbara Close is a featured contributor:
  • B3905. Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh.
She contributed letterforms and finished projects for:
    B3160. Hand Lettering: Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh.


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 oz (450ml)
60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L) -- Great for teachers or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three!



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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.




Your Price $5.55

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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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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BR49. Raphael Kaerell 8394 Pointed Brush
BR49. Pointed Round Synthetic Brush for water media.

Harvest Crittenden uses this brush for applying Instacoll in gilding.

Select Size:
#00.
#0.
#1.
#2. Limited Stock
#3. Limited Stock




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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


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



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

Flexible, cork back.



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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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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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S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all its PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.



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