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Finding Your Inner Picasso

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Finding Your Inner Picasso – Mike Gold & Judy Melvin

Supply List
  • 2 – 4 full sheets Arches text wove and/or Bugra (white & color) (PS01, PS21)
  • Mi-Tientes Pastel/charcoal paper (soft colors) (PS61)
  • 2 sheets black or dark color paper (12″X12″) (PS21)
  • 1 – 2 sheets rough & cold press watercolor paper (PS103)
  • Papers and paper pieces for collage
  • Palette paper pad (P365)
  • Other various favorite papers (we will be using lots of paper)
  • Speedball C1 through C5 nib pens (N09)
  • Automatic pens, 3/8″ to 1″ widths (N27)
  • Favorite pointed and flat brushes (Click HERE for our Selection of brushes.)
  • Foam brushes for use with glue (2 – 3)
  • Ruling pen(s) (N22, N30)
  • Pointed pens (flexible and stiff) (Click HERE for our selection of pointed nibs.)
  • Other favorite writing tools, such as cola pen (N155)
  • Higgins waterproof black ink or Black Magic waterproof ink (I08)
  • Winsor & Newton white calligraphy ink (or Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White) (I60, I38)
  • Assortment of gouache colors, plus black & white (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • Various color inks including Antelope (recommend either Dr. Martin's Bombay waterproof India or Tech drawing inks, not the acrylic ones) (Click HERE for our selection of color inks)
  • Acrylic (white, black & a few colors) (I28)
  • Color pencils (Prismacolor are best) and/or dry pastels (a few colors) (PL28, S885)
  • Mod Podge Matte or Perfect Paper Adhesive Matte
  • Small spray bottle (S836)
  • Apron (APRN38, APRN41)
The $20 supply fee includes wood panels, canvas paper, gesso (black & white), Elmer's Art Paste, Mod Podge, walnut & Sumi inks, pastels, dyes, Strathmore Artagain black paper, bleach, contact paper, gold mica powder and more.

By or about Mike Gold:
  • B4123. Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold
  • LR25-4. Letter Arts Review 25.4. This issue has a fully illustrated, 16-page Mike Gold & Judy Melvin article.

By or about Judy Melvin:
  • B3044. Art Expose by Judy Melvin
  • B3148. Uncommon Numbers II by Brenda Casey Zoby.
  • B3417. Scripsit: WCG 35th Anniversary Exhibiton
  • B4228. The Brush: Scripsit 39.2. Edited by Maureen Squires.


18SEA. Seattletters
Add this product for Seattletters 2018 preorders. Free shipping for pick up at the conference.


You must place your preorder before June 27, 2018.

In addition to the free shipping, all preorders receive a 10% discount and delivery to the conference is free. You will also be able to choose a free issue of either Bound & Lettered or Letter Arts Review.



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PS01. Arches Text Wove (half sheet)
Arches Text Wove
100% rag, neutral pH. 20"x25.5".White. Smooth finish (wove).

Takes ink well and is a great, though slightly soft paper to write on. 120gsm. One of our most popular papers.

Grain runs parallel to the dimension in bold.

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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PS21-WHT. Bugra White 20.5x33
Bugra
100% Alpha Cellulose, laid finish. 130g/m2. White. 20.5"x33".

A thicker pronounced laid finish paper. Increasingly popular paper with calligraphers. Mould made. Germany.

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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PS61. Canson Mi-Teintes Paper
Heavy weight pastel paper. One side textured, one side smoother. 60% cotton. Acid free. For calligraphy and papercraft and bookbinding projects. 19.5" × 25.5". 98 lb (160 gsm)

Update: Judy Melvin has tested the Black Mi-Tientes paper with bleach. The bleach changes the paper from black to a nice grey/sepia.


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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PS21-BLK. Bugra Black 20.5x33
Bugra
100% Alpha Cellulose, laid finish. 130g/m2. Black. 20.5"x33".

A thicker, pronounced laid finish paper. Increasingly popular paper with calligraphers. Mould made. Germany.

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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PS103. Khadi White Rag Paper
PS103. Khadi White Rag Paper.

210gsm (100lb). Handmade from 100% long fibred cotton rag, giving the paper exceptional strength and durability. Surface-sized with gelatin. Acid free. For calligraphy, drawing, watercolor.

Available in a Rough or Smooth (Cold Press) finish. 22"x30".
Note: The printed catalog mislabels these papers. The paper labeled in CP in the catalog is Rough; the paper labeled HP is Smooth.

This paper from India is a handmade sheet and does not look as refined as European mouldmade watercolor papers such as Arches or Fabriano Artistico. (Its slightly irregular dimensions may be the reason its edges/corners are often bumped). Christopher Haanes has introduced it to North American scribes through his workshops in the US and Canada.

"I particularly like the Khadi’s White cotton rag paper, both in smooth and rough." - Christopher Haanes, Norway

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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P365. Strathmore Paper Palette Pad
9" x 12". 40 sheets. Used in John Stevens Brush Lettering workshops.


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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners’ classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.



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N27. Automatic Pen
N27. Automatic Pen.
Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").

These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

Click here for a how-to information sheet.



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N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



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