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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.


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)




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PS21-WHT. Bugra White 20.5x33
Bugra
100% Alpha cellulose, pH neutral. Laid finish. 130gsm. White. 20.5"x33".

A thicker, pronounced laid finish paper. Increasingly popular paper with calligraphers. Mouldmade in Germany. Grain direction is parallel to 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)



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PS21-BLK. Bugra Black 20.5x33
Bugra
100% Alpha cellulose, pH neutral. Laid finish. 130gsm. Black. 20.5"x33".

A thicker, pronounced laid finish paper. Increasingly popular paper with calligraphers. Mouldmade in Germany. Grain direction is parallel to 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)



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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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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use them to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive
lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.



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N155. Luthis Pens
N155. Luthis Pens.

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch’s favorite of the four.

Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

We have added a new, larger pen:
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.




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