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St John's Bible - Reggie Ezell

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Materials of the Saint Johns Bible

Week 1
  • Mitchell Nibs -- at least 2 each of sizes 2 through 6 (N04)
  • Brause EF 66 Nibs, 3 or 4 (N02)
  • Other broad edge nibs that are your favorites (N01, N09)
  • Double-ended wooden pen handle, round barrel, at least one (H39)
  • Mechanical Pencil (2mm) with leads (2H & 5H) (S650, S651)
  • Mechanical Pencil Lead Pointer (S649)
  • White vinyl eraser, preferably pencil shaped (E22)
  • 18" or longer ruler (S275, 271)
  • 11" x 17" Grid Pad made for calligraphy (P21)
  • Gum Sandarac powder in a pouch (S123)
  • Moon Palace Sumi Black Ink (I70)
  • 6-well mixing pan (3) (S679)
  • Mixing Brush (cheap hog hair bristle), 2 or 3 (BR43)
  • Water bottle with dropper and distilled water (S1017)
  • Scotch Removable tape (S699)
  • Fingernail buffer-file (at least 4 to 6 sided)
  • Magnifier, 10X or higher
  • Winsor Newton Gum Arabic (I84)
  • Good pointed watercolor brush, sizes 1 and 000 (BR26, BR28)
  • burnisher, spoon shaped (S661)
  • clean, sharp scissors, 7" or larger
  • glassine squares, 5" x 5", pack (PS94-SQ)
  • Ames Lining Device (S91)
Optional:
Bring these only if you already have them. Do not purchase them in advance for class.
  • black ink stick (IS29)
  • grinding stone for black ink stick (IS19)
  • color ink sticks (Click HERE for our selection of colored ink sticks)
  • gaken dish for color ink sticks (IS20)
  • bone folder (S308)


N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, ItalicUncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.




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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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H39. Double Pen Holder
Double Nib Holder
You can insert a nib in each end of this short penholder. A smooth cylinder, not faceted. Interior metal collar, metal grippers. 4.75".

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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S649. Mini Lead Sharpener / Pointer
This small, inexpensive pointer has a flat design for fingertip grip. Used with 2mm lead holder (S650).


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E22. Tombow Mono Zero Eraser
Tombow Mono Zero Eraser.

Sleek, high-quality eraser for precision work.

Specify Round or Rectangular eraser.

Refills: E23



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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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S425. 18in Centering Ruler
18in Aluminum Centering Ruler.

One side is a centering ruler with zero at the center and the measurements (in inches) extending in both directions. The other side is a regular ruler, one edge in inches, the other in millimeters.

How do you letter text centered? Make a guideline sheet for your piece. Add the vertical center line to your piece. Place paper over the guidelines and carefully letter your text, line-by-line, starting at the left margin. Use the centering ruler or centering guide to mark the center of each line. Using a craft knife, cut the lines into strips. Place a second sheet of paper over your guidelines and use a glue stick (removable is best) to make a paste up. Line up your center marks on the center line of the guidesheet. Now place your guide sheet over your paste-up and mark the start and finish of each line. Remove the paste-up and use your guidesheet to create the finished piece with the lines centered.



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P21. JNB Graph Pad 11x17, 50 Sheets
JNB Graph Pad
Light blue grid (8 squares/inch). 24 lb bond. 11"x17". Approx. 50 sheets.

A non-bleeding paper that is great for calligraphy. (We use the same paper in our JNB Practice Pads.) Many instructors have their students use this pad in their classes.

(For graph with slant lines P01.)

Please choose color: Light or Dark.

Light: This grid does not show on many copiers, shows faintly on others, and usually disappears when you adjust the exposure one setting lighter. If you use a copier to produce your finished art for reproduction, this is the pad for you. This pad is good for jobs done at quick printers.

Dark: For classes, some students may appreciate a slightly darker grid. This is particularly true for adult classes. This is still a light blue grid. Some teachers have commented that their students found the original pad's grid was too light.



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