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Folded Pen Adventures


Folded Pen Adventures – Carol DuBosch

Supply List
  • Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 11"x17" (no grid lines) (P70)
  • Scissors
  • Non-waterproof ink, Higgins Eternal and/or Walnut Ink (I08, I53)
  • Watercolor paint box (Prang is a favorite) or tube watercolors & palette, mixing brush & water container (Click HERE for our selection of watercolor, S609, S679, BR43, S784)
  • Embossing stylus (S478)
  • Sharpie permanent marker, fine tip
  • Hole punch (standard round)
  • Cotton rag
  • Any folded pens you may already have.

By Carol DuBosch:
  • B4249. Folded Pen Adventures
  • BL14.3. "Kraft Paper Love" by Carol DuBosch, in Bound & Lettered Vol. 14 No, 3
  • BL14.2. "Ruling Pens, Folded Pens, Cola Pens"by Carol DuBosch, Bound & Lettered Vol.14, No.2.
  • BL14.1. "Walnut Ink Tests" by Carol DuBosc, in Bound & Lettered Vol.14, No.1.
  • BL13.4. "Jeff Richards: A Patient Artist" by Carol DuBosch, in Bound & Lettered Vol.13, No.4.
  • BL13.2. "Simple Italic Broadside" and "Norton's Darkening Mediu" by Carol DuBosch, in Bound & Lettered Vol.13, No.2.
  • BL12.4. "An Alphabet Book of Calligraphy Techniques" by Carol DuBosch, in Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.4.
  • BL12.3. "Whimsical Words: Luthis Pens" by Carol DuBosch, in Bound & Lettered Vol.12, No.3.
  • BL12.1. "Origami-Fold Book" by Carol DuBosch and Susan Longerot, in BL12.1. Bound & Lettered 12.1.


P70. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 11x17inch
P70.Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad. 24lb.
11"x17", 50 sheets

A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.

also available in 8.5"x11", see item P69

"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that 'we are worth it' and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch



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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

I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






Your Price $10.49

S609. Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans)
Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans).
These inexpensive but good watercolor sets are recommended by many including Barbara Close. Easy to take to workshops or on trips.

This selection of choice pigments, blended with specially formulated binders and dispersing agents, results in a true transparent paint in brilliant colors. White segment non-beading mixing lid attached with stainless steel hinge pin for years of use. Each set comes with a #7 natural hairbrush.



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S679. 6 Well Rectangular Palette
6 well Rectangular Palette

This palette is made of hard white plastic. Contains six wells for mixing paint and gouache. Easily cleaned out and reusable.



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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).



Options:
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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

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).
The balls are 0.045" and 0.072".



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