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Loosening up with Calligraphy and Paint - Where Chaos Meets Composition

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Lorna Mulligan: Loosening up with Calligraphy and Paint - Where Chaos Meets Composition
  • Calligraphy Supplies - any calligraphy tools you like writing with including automatic pens, ruling pen, cola pen, etc. Also, any unusual or found tools you work with. (N27, N22, N208)
  • Brushes - your usual paint brushes, including a mid-sized pointed brush and flat brush or hake, also a flat brush for lettering (synthetic hairs) and a Chinese brush. You should have a mix of good brushes and some old, scrappy ones as well. (BR24, BR38)
  • Inks - sumi (good quality) (I70)
  • Coloured Acrylic inks (at least 2 or 3 transparent colours of different values, ex. warm yellow, deep dark brown or blue or deep red, any brand...). Colours that you like to work with, not necessarily the primary colours. These tend to be quite vivid and rich. (I13, I28)
  • Paints - watercolour or gouache (your favourite colours in tubes or a small portable palette) (Click HERE for Gouache)
  • Black and White gouache (in tubes) or Dr. Martin's Bleed-proof White (WNG1, I38)
  • Fineline applicator (S820, S1035)
  • Large white plate for mixing colours
  • Drawing materials - pencils (4B and 8B), erasers and ruler (PL38, E13, S271)
  • Any water-soluble pencils or blocks you wish to bring (example: watercolour pencils, water soluble graphite or carbon, etc) These are great for mark making, so bring a selection. (S955)
  • Any coloured pencils or felt markers you wish to bring (I like to have a selection of black and dark coloured felt pens, like Micron and Staedtler Triplus, giving a choice of waterproof or not) (Click HERE for our selection of Colored Pencils)
  • Extras - Masking tape
  • Two containers for water (yogurt containers are fine) (S1005)
  • Any sketchpad or book for taking notes and for any composition sketches, etc.
  • Paper towels or rags, plastic for the tabletop (S817)
  • Scissors and/or exacto knife and small cutting board (S417, S130, S504)
  • Small spray bottle or atomizer (S836)
  • Paper - Arches Text Wove (4 or 5 half sheets, for exercises) bring more paper and other options if you work quickly and want to try other papers (PS01)
  • Two full sheets of Watercolour Paper (140lb, Cold Press, 100% cotton) like Arches, Fabriano, W&N, etc. One sheet will be for small series and the other for our large painting. (PS48)
  • Text - 10 to 100 words, from a sentence to a paragraph (your words or someone else's - think copyright...) The theme to be explored in this workshop is: CONTRASTS (light/darkness, chaos/structure, summer/winter, earth/sky, warmth/coolness, organic/geometric, etc ) - your choice as we will work both subtle and bold (another contrast!) during these 2 ½ days.

Recommended Books:
No books recommended at this time.

By Lorna Mulligan:
  • BL15.2. Les Calmars by Lorna Mulligan in Bound & Lettered Vol.15, No.2


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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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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N208. Dreaming Dogs Ruling Pen
N208. Dreaming Dogs Ruling Pen.

Dreaming Dogs ruling pens are designed with the traditional components of the tools already found on the market, with additional new features.

The lightness of the tool and its balance were prioritized, resulting in a comfortable grip and allowing for both fluid and gestural strokes.

Dreaming Dogs ruling pens are crafted in stainless steel with elastic properties, a material that has excellent strength and durability and that does not rust. It is easy to clean and provides lightness, flexibility and accuracy in strokes.

The wooden pen handles are handmade. The assembly of these pens is entirely manual, with the refinement and finishing done one by one to get the perfect fit. Varnish layers waterproof the handle and make the pens more durable and easier to clean.

Choose:
Aldus 2
Layla 4
Leeloo 5
Little Lie 3
Lollipop 6
Sofie 1




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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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I13. FW Artists Ink
FW Acrylic Artists Ink. For dip pen, brush, and technical pens (but not fountain pens). Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 (highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. Can be thinned (with water) for washes which dry water-resistant and additional painting or lettering can be done on top without bleeding or intermixing of colors. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.

1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Choose color: Antelope Brown, Black, Brilliant Yellow, Burnt Umber, Cool Gray, Crimson, Dark Green, Emerald Green, Flame Orange, Flame Red, Flesh Tint, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Red, Gold, Indian Yellow, Indigo, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Marine Blue, Olive Green, Payne's Gray, Process Cyan, Process Magenta, Prussian Blue, Purple Lake, Raw Sienna, Red Earth, Rowney Blue, Sap Green, Scarlet, Sepia, Turquoise, Velvet Violet, White, Yellow Ochre.

These shimmering inks are a pearl white with an iridescence of the color: Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Gold, Shimmering Green.



FW Artist Acrylic Color Chart



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WNG1. W&N Gouache Series 1
WNG1. Winsor & Newton Series 1.
14ml Tubes.

Winsor & Newton produces the highest quality artist's paint. Gouache is priced by the color (based on the pigment's price). See WNG2, WNG3, WNG4 for other colors of Winsor & Newton gouache. For larger sizes (37ml) of Ivory Black, Jet Black, Lamp Black, and Permanent White, see WNGLG.

Choose color: Alizarin Crimson, Brilliant Green, Brilliant Purple, Brilliant Red Violet, Brilliant Violet, Burnt Umber, Flame Red, Flesh Tint, Gold Ochre, Indigo, Ivory Black, Jet Black, Lamp Black, Lemon Yellow, Marigold Yellow, Naples Yellow, Neutral Grey #3, Orange Lake Deep, Orange Lake Light, Permanent Yellow Deep, Permanent White, Phthalocyanine Blue, Primary Blue, Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Red Ochre, Sepia, Sky Blue, Spectrum Red, Spectrum Yellow, Ultramarine (Blue), Vandyke Brown, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Zinc White



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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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S820. Fineline Applicator (Empty)
Fineline Applicator (empty).

Fill with the fluid of your choice - masking fluid, ink, or watercolor. 1.25 oz bottle.

Stainless steel dispensing needles. Specify Size: 18 gauge (.8mm) or 20 gauge (.5mm).



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