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Power Pages - Layout & Design Techniques

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Barbara Close: Power Pages - Layout & Design Techniques

We are going to be experimenting and working with a lot of different sizes - so that means that we've got to have a lot of "stuff" at our fingertips. Bring your favourite tools to write with. These are your pages, so bring what you have of these:
  • Practice paper: Canson Layout Pro Marker 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" (P32)
  • 1 sheet of Arches Text Wove and 1 sheet of Arches 140 lbs OR Stonehenge} cut/tear for travel sizes in quarters (we'll work small, medium and large...so don't make them too small) (PS01, PS47, PS110)
  • Ruler/ Pencil/ Eraser/Bone Folder (S271, PL38, E13, S308)
  • Calligraphy pen nibs and holders - various sizes from 3mm Brauses to #6 Mitchells (N02, N04)
  • Automatic pens and/or Parallel Pens (N27, FP67)
  • Pointed pen nibs and holders (N154, H114)
  • Pigma Micron (your choice of size) and Gel Pen: suggest Sakura Stardust Clear (M17, M96)
  • Brushes (both round and flat - 2 large and 2 small mixing brushes) (BR43)
  • Watercolour Paints: tubes or pan sets and water container. (HG701, HG800, S1005)
  • Sponge (cut up kitchen sponge)
  • Gold powder (I139)
  • Glue Stick (S391)
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • Embossing stylus (S478)
  • X-Acto knife and small cutting mat (S417, S504)
  • Blue Painters Tape (S931)
  • A variety of quotes, poems, songs that you like and have been waiting to calligraph
  • Bring samples of work you admire and that inspires you - can be colour or b/w copies (This is very important!)
I'll bring handouts, gesso, acrylics, brayer, gelli-plate(s), texture tools/sheets, stimudents, balsa wood pieces, dowels for stamping, sand papers, stumps (tortillions), Sumi ink, tracing paper.

Recommended Books:
Barbara recommends the following books on art and creativity to all her students.
  • B4112. Making Art A Practice by Cat Bennett.
  • Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. Out of Print
  • The Nine Modern Day Muses by Jill Badonsky. Out of Print
  • Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit by Corita Kent and Jan Steward. Second edition. Out of Print
  • 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 Bound & Lettered Vol.10, No.1.
She contributed letterforms and finished projects to
  • B3160. Hand Lettering: Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh.
  • B4071. Nice Rendition: Cheryl Wheeler's Lyrics in Calligraphy.


19REN. PREORDER for Rendez-vous
19REN. Preorder for Rendez-vous 2019.

Add this product to RENDEZ-VOUS 2019 preorders for no shipping charges and pick-up at the onsite JNB store at the conference.

You must place your preorder by June 12, 2019.



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P32. Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad
Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. Bright White, 18lb, marker layout pad. 50 sheets.

Our highest quality layout paper for calligraphy practice or work for reproduction. The very smooth surface does not buckle, even with wide chisel nibs. Black guidelines under the sheet are easily seen, even without a light table. Michael Sull's favorite pad for work for reproduction. His recommendation is echoed by other scribes and penmen: "Absolutely wonderful." "A great pad." It is worth the price.

Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

Formerly P32-9, P32-11, & P32-14




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Your Price $15.25

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)





Your Price $4.44

PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

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)




Your Price $15.98

PS110. Stonehenge Aqua 140# HP 22x30 inches
PS110. Stonehenge Aqua 140lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper. 22 x 30 inches.

Superior quality watercolor paper at a lower price. HP (Hot Press) surface for calligraphy, fine-detail watercolor, and colored pencil. A very smooth paper that gives a sharp, even edge to letters. Favored by Vivian Mungall, Bob Hurford and others. Machine made (USA). 100% cotton, pH neutral. 250gsm. 22"x30". 2 deckles, 2 cut edges. Chlorine-free, no animal gelatin. 140lb. White.

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)




Your Price $6.60

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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PL38. Faber-Castell 9000 Series Drawing Pencils
PL38. Faber Castell 9000 Series Drawing Pencils

A classic artist's drawing pencil of the highest quality, with evenly graduated degrees of hardness and strong break-resistance. Ideal for guidelines, drawing letters, and sketching. Recommended by Amity Parks. From Germany.

"9B" = softest.
"6H" = hardest,
HB, H, or 2H are generally used for
guidelines.

Specify: 6B, 4B, 3B, 2B, HB, H, 2H, 4H, 6H.




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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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S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
Bone Folder
6"x3/4".

Higher quality than most basic bone folders. Made in Germany.



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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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