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Modern Rustic


Modern Rustic – 1NA1
Nancy Anderson
Add a little twist and style to your lettering with this modern adaptation of fourth-to-fifth century Antique Rustic. Once you master the pen twist, you can make it tall or short, wide or narrow, for many unique designs. Project: create circular monogram notes with unique envelopes. Some calligraphy experience required.

Supplies:
  • A 3 mm edged pen (i.e., Brause 3 mm, Mitchell #1, or Speedball C-2) (N02, N04, N09)
  • ink of your preference (I08) (I70)
  • scissors (S8435)
  • tracing paper (P43)
    • ($2)

      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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      I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
      I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

      A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

      Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

      "For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




      Your Price $5.75

      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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      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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