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David McGrail: I Flamed Amazement

All your usual standard calligraphic supplies: pens, range of nibs, ruling pen, ruler etc., include 2 or 3 large automatic pens and the items listed below. (N27)
Paper:
25 sheets, approximate size 11" x 17", of each of the following:
  • For pen work, a plain, smooth drawing paper about 80 lbs weight (P100)
  • For acrylic and painterly work, similar smooth plain paper but about 135 lbs weight. (PS95)
  • One A4 pad of matt black paper for pen work about 160/180 gsm (P81)
  • Two sheets of hot pressed (smooth) watercolour paper, something like Saunders or Fabriano, cut to approximate size 11" x 17" (PS82, PS110)
Watercolour:
  • 1 Schmincke Horadam (or similar) watercolour half pan of gold (SG893-F)
  • 1 Schmincke Horadam (or similar) watercolour half pan of silver (SG894-F)
    • or they can be purchased in tube format 5ml
      • Small selection of watercolours in tubes or pans about 6 colours (S609)
      Gesso:
      • Small jar (about 8 fl oz) of white Gesso (S677)
      • Small jar (about 8 fl oz) of black Gesso (S675)
      these can be shared as we will only need a little
      Acrylics:
      • Small selection of colours, include a metallic gold or silver
      Imitation Gold Powders:
      • Small pot of fine imitation gold metallic powder
      Brushes:
      • ½ inch flat brush (BR01, BR60)
      • 1 inch flat brush
      • 2 inch fine synthetic flat brush (BR53) not expensive, something near these sizes will be fine
      • A couple of small watercolour brushes (BR26, BR38)synthetic is fine
      Ink:
      • Small bottle of black ink, preferably sumi (I70)
      Scalpel & Cutting Mat:
      • Metal scalpel (like Swann Morton) and a packet of five 10A scalpel blades (S1073, S791)
      • A4 cutting mat (S504)
      • It is essential that each person brings a metal scalpel or similar knife for fine cutting work as well as a A4 size cutting mat.
      Other Items:
      • White ceramic dish or similar for mixing watercolour paints (S747)
      • Small metal palette knife
      • Two glossy colour magazines with plenty of large photographs of house interiors, fabrics, architecture etc.
      Essential Item:
      • 1 roll of Scotch 3M removable transparent tape (This is a clear tape that can be easily removed. It comes in a blue packet -small size is fine) (S699)

      Recommended Books:
      No books recommended at this time



      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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      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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      P100. Strathmore 400 Series
      Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Pad

      80lb acid-free paper for pen and ink and light washes. Regular/Medium surface. Off-white. 24 sheets. Thomas Ingmire uses these in his workshops as a less expensive alternative to Arches Text Wove.

      Choose 6x8, 9x12, 11x14, 12x18, or 18x24 inches

      Formerly P100-6, P100-9, P100-11, P100-12, & P100-18




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      PS95. Stonehenge
      Stonehenge. 22"x30" 100% cotton, pH neutral, 2 natural deckles, 2 cut edges. 250gsm.

      Good for calligraphy, watercolor, colored pencil, and pastels. Machine made. USA. Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.
      Choose color: Black, Cream or White.


      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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      P81. JNB Deluxe Black Paper Pad (Unlined)
      P81. JNB Deluxe Black Paper Pad (Unlined)

      9" x 12" pad. A very smooth black paper that accepts ink well and is great for pointed pen work. This is the same paper used in our Deluxe Lined Black Paper. 80lb text / 120gsm.

      Choose size:
      50 sheet pad
      100 sheet pack (loose sheets)



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      PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper
      PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper.

      This paper has been discontinued. Limited stock of the 140lb Cold Press. The 140lb Hot Press and 100lb Hot Press is no longer available.

      100% rag, neutral pH, double-sized, two deckles. 22"x30". Mould-made in Italy.

      This has long been Tim Botts’ favorite paper. Now more and more calligraphers, including Harvest Crittenden, are using it.

      Choose paper weight:

      140 lb Cold Press. Bright White.

      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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      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

      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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      S677. Golden Gesso 8 oz White
      Golden Gesso 8 oz White

      This is recommended by Judy Melvin for white backgrounds for collage projects. Gesso and Black Gesso are ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for use on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variety of textured surfaces.

      NOT USED FOR MANUSCRIPT GILDING.
      For a modern, easy to use, raised gilding base: purchase S892. Instacoll or S596 Miniatum.



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      S675. Golden Gesso 8 oz Black
      Golden Gesso 8 oz Black

      This is recommended by Judy Melvin for black backgrounds for collage projects. Gesso and Black Gesso are ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for use on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variety of textured surfaces.

      NOT USED FOR MANUSCRIPT GILDING.
      For a modern, easy to use, raised gilding base: purchase S892. Instacoll or S596 Miniatum.



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      BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
      Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

      The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
      Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.

      Choose from three sizes:

      ½"
      ¾"
      1"

      Change size selector to see sale prices.




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      Your Price $20.29

      BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes
      BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes

      These inexpensive, short-handle brushes are of surprisingly good quality. You can use these flat watercolor brushes for brush lettering, backgrounds, washes, and more. The Shader has longer bristles than the other brushes. Synthetic hair. Recommended by Randy Hasson.

      Choose size: 1/2", 3/4", 1", or #10 Shader.




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      Your Price $4.85

      BR53. Nylon Flat Brush
      Flat Wide Brush with Nylon Bristles

      Limited Stock

      This brush is made for applying gesso, but works great for other paints and ink.

      Choose size:
      1" wide
      2" wide
      3" wide




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      Your Price $6.00

      BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
      W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

      For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.

      High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

      Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle




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      BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
      WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

      Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

      Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

      **To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**





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      I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
      Moon Palace Sumi
      The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

      While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

      "I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
      A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

      --Clair F., Jan 2011.

      Four sizes available:

      2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
      6.0 oz (180ml)

      15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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      S1073. Swan Morton #10A Scalpel Blade
      S1073. Swan Morton #10A Scalpel Blade

      This blade only fits in a #3 Scalpel Holder (see item S791)

      Quantity prices at 10 and 25.



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      S504. Self Healing Cutting Mat
      Use this cutting mat to protect your table or desk when cutting paper or board. Unlike a piece of paper board (or your table) the cuts from your craft knife will heal and disappear!




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      S747. Porcelain Blossom Dish Palette
      Porcelain Blossom Dish

      7-well palette of non-staining porcelain.

      See S723 for a plastic version of this palette.




      Your Price $16.90

      S699. Removable Transparent Tape 3/4x1296in (36 yards)
      Removable Transparent Tape 3/4x1296in (36 yards). 3M item 811.

      This tape has a unique adhesive that holds firmly yet can be removed and repositioned without residue, discoloration or damage to most surfaces. It is designed for temporary holding and attaching. Many uses, including holding envelopes on your drawing board or light table while you address them. Fits in a standard desk tape dispenser.



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