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Back-to-Back Book with Asemic Writing


Back-to-Back Book with Asemic Writing – 1NR1
Nan Robkin

Here's a simple and useful book structure for calligraphy, art journaling or brag book. Once the book is made, asemic writing, which looks like writing but is random letter-like forms, will enhance its pages.

Supplies:
  • Cold press 90 or 140 lb. watercolor paper (PS41)
  • painted on one side with color
  • washes of your choice
  • and cut into eleven 3" x 9" strips
  • 1/4" flat brush (BR24)
  • brush pen (FP128)
  • edged pen
  • brown or black ink (I08) (I150)
  • strong glue stick (S391)
  • scissors (S835)
  • bone folder (S308)
  • metal ruler (S270)
($3)


BR24. Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush
These brushes can be used for chisel-edged brush writing and watercolor painting. Carl Rohrs finds these water media brushes to be good for lettering. He recommends the W&N 995 (BR01) for ½" & larger. Synthetic bristles.


Brush Sizes:
1/8" size 02
3/16" size 04
1/4" size 06
5/16" size 08
3/8" size 10
1/2" size 12
5/8" size 14

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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.

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"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




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I150. True Walnut Ink
I150. True Walnut Ink.

This rich, sepia-colored ink is made from the hulls of the Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra), which is found throughout most of the eastern United States. A small amount of isopropyl alcohol is added to help prevent mold growth, but if mold forms, just scrape if off – the ink is still good. It is not suitable for use by children, but you can make your own without added alcohol (see I148. Dried Walnut Hulls or I149. Walnut Ink Kit). Wide-mouth, 1oz glass jar.



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S391. UHU Glue Stick
Glue sticks are an easy way to apply glue for card and bookmaking projects, and many people think that UHU is the best glue stick. Dries wrinkle-free and works on paper, cardboard, fabric, photos and more. Clean and convenient for school or studio use. Large chapstick/lipstick style applicator. 1.41oz. Acid Free. Safe for children. (Germany) UHU 41197

"The UHU Glue Stick is my favorite glue stick of all time. I have projects made with UHU Glue Sticks well over ten years old, and they have held up beautifully."
- Michael Jacobs



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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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S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
Bone Folder
6"x3/4".

Higher quality than our basic bone folder.



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

Flexible, cork back.



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