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Retro Deco

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Gemma Black: Retro Deco
  • 1 x full sheet cold press Arches (or other) watercolour paper 300 gsm (140 lbs) folded & cut into 4 for ease of carrying (PA48-4)
  • 1 x full sheet hot press Arches (or other) watercolour paper 300 gsm (140 lbs) folded & cut into 4 for ease of carrying (PA47-4)
  • 1 x full sheet black or charcoal Mi-Teintes or Ingres (PS61)
  • Layout paper 11" x 17″ or 279 mm × 432 mm (P20)
  • A couple of small sheets of tracing film/paper (P43)
  • Gouache or watercolours a variety of your favourite colours - tube or pan. (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • A clear ruler 400 mm or more (S944)
  • A set of Round-end nibs such as the Speedball B Series. Brause and William Mitchell also make these nibs. (N16)
  • Ink stick with grinding stone or a bottle of black non-waterproof ink (I70)
  • Graphite pencil HB or F. Highly recommended Pentel 0.5 mechanical pencil or similar brand. (PL21)
  • Short round sable or imitation (Taklon) paint brushes sizes 000, 00, 0 (BR26)
  • A couple of cheap China bristle brushes for mixing (BR43)
  • A large multi sectioned palette, plastic or ceramic or lots and lots of small white mixing dishes (like tiny Chinese dipping dishes) or ice cube trays (S120-30)
  • A couple of small water jars (S1005)
  • Tissues or rag & Blu-Tack/white putty (S817)
  • A drawing board only if you wish (S690)
  • A 5 to 8 line poem, quote or prose from late 1880's to 1930's (Think Christina Rosetti, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Oscar Wilde, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Edward Burne-Jones)

Recommended Books:
No recommended books for this class

Gemma recommends these books/DVDs for scribes:
  • B2614. Codici 1 by Thomas Ingmire.
  • B3244. Calligraphy by Denise Lach.
  • B3398. WordsWork: Calligraphy and Lettering Art of Australia and New Zealand - 2009-2010.
  • B2783. The Calligraphic Line by Hans-Joachim Burgert.
  • B2132. Calligraphy by Claude Mediavilla.
  • The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques by Mary Noble and Janet Mehigan. Out of Print
  • Edward Johnston: Lettering & Life. Out of Print
  • Arteffects by Jean Drysdale Green. Out of Print
  • Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy by Andre Gurtler. Out of Print
  • Pen & Print 1906-2006: The Legacy of Edward Johnston . Out of Print
By or about Gemma Black:
  • BL13.3. "Out of the Pot" by Gemma Black in Bound & Lettered Vol.13, No.3
  • BL9.1. "The Seven Virtues" by Gemma Black in Bound & Lettered Vol.9, No.1


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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PA47-4. Arches HP 140# 11x15 inch, 4 sheets
PA47-4. Arches HP 140# 11"x15", 4 sheets.

Arches Hot Press Watercolor paper cut into quarters. Recommended by Gemma Black for Rendezvous 2019.



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PA48-4. Arches WC CP 140 4 shts 11x15inches
PA48-4. Arches WC Cold Press, 4 sheets, 11x15"

This is one sheet of Arches watercolor cold press cut into quarters. Requested for Gemma Black's class at Rendezvous 2019.



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P20. JNB 11x17 Practice Pad
JNB Practice Pad 11"x17".

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler's, McCafferey's, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges). For pointed pen, the smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb. bond).

Choose 50 or 100 sheets.

For an 8.5"x11" version of this pad, see item P25.

Formerly P20-50 & P20-100



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P43. Borden & Riley Tracing Pad #41
P43. Borden & Riley #41 Parchment Tracing. 50 sheet pad, 25lb paper.

A bit nicer than your normal tracing paper.

Available in 3 sizes:
9"x12"
11"x14"
14"x17"




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S944. Westcott 2x18 inch Graph Ruler
S944. Westcott 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 2"x18". No. b-85

These handy 8ths graph rulers are transparent for visibility and beveled to accommodate work with ink. Edges are calibrated to 16ths to the inch with a zero-centering scale down the middle. Laminated for durability.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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N16. Speedball B Series
Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B5.5, B6

B Series is a round nib ideal for Gothic or outline letters. Also often used by illustrators for cartoons, uniform line drawings, borders, and display posters.

For more information about Speedball B nibs, click here.



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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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PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencils
PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil

This technical drafting pencil with an industrial design features a 4mm fixed sleeve for template work and technical drawings. Metallic-mesh grip for precision and control. Top click, stationary eraser and tip. Pencil includes one tube of HB lead.

Choose lead size: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm.
Barrel colors: 0.3 Brown, 0.5 Black, 0.7 Blue, 0.9 Gray
Refill leads are item PL22
Eraser Refills are item PL23



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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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