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Sounding the Inner Landscape

Pamela Paulsrud: Sounding the Inner Landscape
Most importantly, Bow compass with lead and ruling pen. Many products have these two options as well as a Universal adapter which is nice to use with coloured pencils and various other writing tools. (S1061)
  • Sandpaper Pointer or fine sandpaper (S979)
  • Either large piece of chipboard about the size of your Arches (to give the point of the compass something to grip) or large cutting matt
  • Long ruler if you have it, for tearing paper (S503)
  • 18" cork backed ruler and any smaller rulers you might have (S270, S271)
  • 14" triangle
  • At least 4 full sheets, Arches Text Wove 26" x 40" (we will be working on the full-size sheets of paper before tearing them down) (PS01-FS)
  • 1 sheet of a cover weight paper such as Arches Black Cover (22" x 30") or Strathmore. (We'll be using this for the cover of the book. If you have another colour or cover weight paper you love that size, bring that.) (PS90)
  • Sumi (I70)
  • Walnut ink (My preference is the walnut crystals. They're easier to travel with and have a greater range of color saturation.) (S449)
  • Watercolours or gouache (Click HERE for gouache)
  • Watercolour pencils and/or Prismacolors (PL05)
  • Additionally, consider if you have them - Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White or Pro White, china markers, or those pearlescent metallic watercolours and white/silver gel pens that look lovely on black paper (I38, S916, M76)
  • Palette to mix colour, a container for water, paper towels or rags (S120-30, S1005, S817)
  • Variety of watercolour brushes plus 2" brush (can be foam) Pastels, oil pastels or water-soluble wax pastels (BR26, BR53)
  • Paynes grey acrylic paint
  • Matte medium
  • 3 pencils with leads ranging from soft to hard (e.g. 4H, 2B, 6B) (PL38)
  • A selection of water-soluble graphite pencils --Derwent, Graphitone (Not Inktense)
  • Mechanical pencil (PL21)
  • Pencil sharpener (PL13)
  • Kneaded eraser (optional: Tombo Mono Zero eraser) (E09, E22)
  • Fine point black permanent pen
  • Favourite and experimental writing tools (ruling pen, "Cola" pen, Automatic pens and smaller edged and pointed nibs, sticks, feathers or bones, those little squirt bottles with writing tips are really fun...) (N27, S1035, N22, N208, N154)
  • Removable tape (e.g. Scotch Magic Plus Removable Tape) (S699)
  • Bone folder, awl, needle, and thread for bookbinding Scissors, X-Acto knife (S213, S231, S308, S825, S835, S417, S130)
  • Sponge
  • Large container for water (S1005)
  • Colour shaper, combs or other tools you might have for paste paper (BR61)
  • Optional: lamp for close up work, paper components or ephemera you might want to incorporate with collage with double stick tape, glue stick or PVA for attachment, paper you could use as end ages e.g. Unryu, White Gesso or White Absorbent Ground, Circle/square/ triangle cutters, stamps and stamp pads, whatever tools and supplies that you simply love and adore -- the kitchen sink :-)

Recommended Books:
No books recommended at this time.

By or about Pamela Paulsrud:
  • BL9.4. Pamela Paulsrud: An Artist of the Natural World in Bound & Lettered Vol.9, No. 4
  • LR26-3. "Treewhispers" by Pamela Paulsrud in Letter Arts Review Vol. 26, No.3

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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S1061. Bow Compass with Ruling Pen
S1061. Bow Compass with Ruling Pen

Use this tool to draw circles and ovals. The Ruling Pen (included) allows you to draw lines of different thicknesses.

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S979. Sandpaper Pointer
S979. Sandpaper Pointer

Repoints blending stumps, pencils, leads, charcoal, and crayons by hand. 12 sheets of sandpaper mounted on a wooden handle. Recommended by Heather Held for use with pastels.

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S503. Metal Ruler 24 inches
24 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler.

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

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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.

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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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PS01-FS. FULL SHEET Arches Text Wove 40 x 25.5 in
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sheets.
100% rag, pH neutral. 40"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 4 deckles.

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 $8.87

PS90. Arches Cover Paper Black
Arches Cover Black
22"x30". 250gsm. Mouldmade in France. 100% cotton. pH neutral, lightly sized, textured surface. 4 deckles. Black.

Laurie Doctor and others recommend this sheet for book and portfolio covers. It folds without cracking. Judy Melvin likes it for her calligraphic painting - however this is NOT the Arches Black that will bleach correctly. When bleach is applied to this new version the paper turns pink (salmon). 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 $13.70

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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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof Made from walnut hulls.

Choose Size:

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.

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PL05. Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Artists' quality colored pencils for every level of expertise, high quality pigments for a rich color saturation.
Soft, thick cores create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading while thick leads resist breakage.

These are the colors recommended by Bob Hurford for his IAMPETH 2018 class "Fun with Colored Pencils":
Canray Yellow, Orange, Yellow Orange, Spanish Orange, Yellow Chartreuse, Apple Green, Kelp Green, Kelly Green, Poppy Red, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red, White and Blender.

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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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S916. China Marker (white) with pull string
S916. China Marker (white) with pull string

The china marker makes beautiful bold strokes on almost any porous or non-porous surface including glass, plastic, film, paper, metal, and rubber. Marks wipe away clean. The marker is paper wrapped with a tear string for easy sharpening.

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M76. Signo / Gel Impact Pen
These Uniball pens are highly praised for their smooth writing and exceptional coverage.

1mm line, acid-free, fade-resistant. Try the white pen on black paper for Zentangles and other projects.

Choose color: White, Gold, or Silver.

Gold and Silver are now called Gel Impact; White is still labeled Signo.

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S120-30. Plastic Mixing Tray: 30 Well
S120-30. 30 Well Plastic Mixing Tray.

This palette has deeper wells than some of our other palettes.

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S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot
S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot

The Faber-Castell Clic & Go is a collapsible and expandable water pot. Easy to clean and store, travels easily. Ridges on the cup are the perfect place to hold brushes in between uses. The water pot holds approximately 12 ounces. PVC- and Latex-free.

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S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Paper towels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.

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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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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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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

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

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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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PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener
PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener.

This sharpener crates a long extra-smooth tip. The large hole removes the wood casing of the pencil. The smaller hole sharpens the lead to a superfine point. Comes with 1 spare blade. From Germany.

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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.

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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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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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S1035. Slimline Writer Applicator
S1035. Slimline Writer Applicator

An improved, easier-to-hold Fineline Applicator. Slender bottle can be filled with your choice of ink or any other liquid medium. Wire integrated into cap prevents fluid from drying in the tip. Ecoline and other similar thin inks do not work well with, using an ink with more body, like acrylic, will yield better results.

Choose size:
18 gauge (0.8mm)
20 gauge (0.5mm)

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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.

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

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N154. Pointed Nib Sampler
N154. Pointed Nib Sampler

This nib sampler contains one each of our most popular pointed nibs:

Brause 66EF
Brause Rose
Brause Steno
Gillott 303
Gillott 404
Hunt 22
Hunt 101
Leonardt G
Leonardt Principal EF
Nikko G
Zebra G

For a sampler that includes all of our pointed nibs, see item N117.

Your Price $19.60

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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S213. #18 Bookbinding Needles
#18 Bookbinder's Needles
Pkg of 6 bookbinding needles from England.

Bookbinding Needles and linen thread have sizes. The higher the number the shorter/thinner the item. Size 18 needle is smaller than Size 15. 35/3 thread is thinner than 18/3 thread.

Formerly S213-BL & S213-SH

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S231. Pen & Nib Art Bin
S231. Pen & Holder Bin.

A thin case of unbreakable clear plastic with four compartments for nibs and one for holders. 7"x3.5"x1.25". (Nibs and holders not included.)

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S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
Bone Folder

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

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S835. Detail Scissors
Detail Scissors.

For intricate paper cutting of lighter weight papers. Super fine detail scissors made from surgical stainless steel. 4" long. Blade length 1.25".

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S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all its PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.

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S130. Excel Blade #11
#1 Craft Knife Blade.

Same blade as X-acto #1, but sharper and less expensive.

The standard pointed blade for cutting. Super sharp, double honed carbon steel blades. Works in both X-acto and Excel craft knives.

Choose 5 pack or 100 pack.

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BR61. Colour Shaper Tool
BR61. Colour Shaper Tool

With their tips of an advanced rubber composite, these tools can be used like a brush (with fluid media). Our favorite use is to write with masking fluid and, when dry, create a colorful wash over the writing. When you remove the masking fluid, you have white (paper-colored) lettering on your colored background. Unlike true brushes, these durable tips are not damaged by the masking fluid. We have selected two tapered sizes, which are similar to a pointed brush, and a small cup size, which is good for monoline lettering. Made in the United Kingdom.

Available sizes:
Tapered 0
Tapered 2
Cup 0

(Colour Shapers are available in Soft or Firm; all available through John Neal Bookseller are Soft.)

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BL9.4. Bound & Lettered Vol.9, No.4
Bound & Lettered Vol.9, No. 4

Star Box
  by Trisha Klus
  by Stan Knight
Carl Rohrs: Workshop Words
  by Annie Cicale
Big and Special Pens
  by Corinna Taylor
Gilding with Instacoll
  by Dan Mooney
Creating a Double Primary Palette
  by Sandy Wagner
Pamela Paulsrud: An Artist of the Natural World
Carol Barton: Pop-up Ambassador
Katherine Malmsten: A Multimedia Calligrapher
Jacob's Ladder Book Structure: A Modular Approach
  by Karen Hanmer
Ink to Paper: Michigan Area Calligraphers

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LR26-3. Letter Arts Review Vol.26, No.3
Letter Arts Review Vol. 26, No.3

The editor's letter: Looking at graffiti technique
Briefly noted: A manuscript by Michael Hughey
Anatomy of the Hilya
by Elinor Holland
An interview with Marina Soria
by Christopher Calderhead
by Pamela Paulsrud
cover artist
Remembering FDR: An interview with Nicholas Benson
by Christopher Calderhead

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