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The Calligrapher's Process - From Conception to Completion

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Rick Paulus: The Calligrapher's Process - From Conception to Completion
  • Slant board/desk that slants up to 45 degrees. Any stiff board, even two pieces of Foam Core taped together, measuring at least 18" x 20" (Masonite works best, plexiglass works well also) (S690, S160)
  • Pen holders and nibs - minimum of three sizes of your favourite broad-edge dip pen, full set suggested. Minimum of two pen holders, best to have enough for full set of nibs (6-8 holders) (H111, H133, H134, N02, N04, N09)
  • Ink - Black ink. Your favourite (Sumi Moon Palace recommended) (I70)
  • Gouache - small tube(s) (Holbein, Winsor & Newton, Schmincke, etc.) You will be creating much of your work in colour during this class, please use your judgement as to how many colours you need on hand. Minimum one colour, in addition to the black ink you will be using. (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • Watercolour - small tube(s) (Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith, Dr. Martin, QoR, etc.) You will be creating much of your work in colour during this class, please use your judgement as to how many colours you need on hand. Minimum one colour, in addition to the black ink you will be using. (Click HERE for our watercolor selection)
  • An old "retired" small brush for mixing colours (can be poor quality!) The more, the merrier! Nylon bristles. (BR43)
  • Paper - Marker Layout paper (Canson Pro Layout Marker or Borden and Riley #37, Boris Bright White Layout Visual Bond, etc., either 9" x 12", or 11" x 14") (P32, P09-100, P11-100)
  • 1 sheet, Arches 90#, or Arches 140# hot or cold press, or other high-quality paper. Can be cut to 1/2 size for transport, or, if you know that you work small, it can be cut to 1/4 size. (PA41-4, PA42-4)
  • Tracing Paper - (12" roll is preferred and most cost effective). Tracing paper pads are acceptable. (P43)
  • Pencil - 0.05 HB in a mechanical pencil. Other pencil's acceptable providing you can keep them sharp. (PL21)
  • Erasers - Clean plastic eraser such as Staedtler/Mars, Tombow, or clean kneaded eraser. (E13, E09)
  • Ruler - Metal will give you more accurate measuring and a good, straight, sharp edge. (S271)
  • Tape - Artist tape, or removable scotch tape, 1/2" or 3/4" roll. (S412)
  • Xacto knife -- #11 blade (the sharp, pointed blade) (S417, S130)
  • Water container and paper towels or clean up cloths (S1005, S817)
  • Any favourite writing tool which I may have left out, that you enjoy working with.
  • Text from which to work: One short poem/passage (10-15 words) and one long poem/passage (8 line poem, 40-50 words)
  • OPTIONAL:
    • T-square - Recommended but not required. (S753)
    • Triangle - 90 degree plastic triangle recommended, but not required (S613)
    • Scissors (S835)
    • Extra Brushes


    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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    S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
    S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

    A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

    (See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

    Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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    S160. Plexiglass for Easel
    S160. Frosted plexiglass for easel

    Easel sold separately.

    Choose:
    Small 18" x 15-1/2" 1/8"" thick
    Large 18" x 23-3/8", 1/8" thick

    Formerly S160-S & S160-L



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    H111. Manuscript Color Holders
    H111. Colored Pen Holders.

    These painted wood holders have the same tapered shape as our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the standard metal nib gripper.

    Choose color: Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Turquoise. Dark Purple has been discontinued.




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    H133. Moblique Pastel Dual Penholder
    H133. Moblique Pastel Dual Penholder

    Moblique Dual Penholder is a budget straight & oblique penholder designed by Luis Creations. It has a compartment to hold nibs inside the body.

    Choose from five colors (as shown, top to bottom):
    English Rose
    Dead Sea Clay
    Mint Leaf
    Purple Sand
    Blue Coral

    Also available in five Metallic finishes: see item H134.

    Click HERE for a video showing how to adjust the Moblique for different nibs.




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    H134 . Moblique Metallic Dual Penholder
    H134. Moblique Metallic Dual Penholder

    Moblique Dual Penholder is a budget straight & oblique penholder designed by Luis Creations. It has a compartment to hold nibs inside the body.

    Choose from five shiny "metallic" finishes (as shown, top to bottom):
    Pink Pearl
    Golden Sunshine
    Copper Sunrise
    Silver Storm
    Moonlight Shadow

    Also available in Pastel Colors: see item H133.

    Click HERE for a video showing how to adjust the Moblique for different nibs.




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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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    N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
    Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
    Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
    2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
    4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

    Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

    See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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    N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
    American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

    For more information about Speedball C 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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