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French Lace: A Painted Journal

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French Lace: A Painted Journal
Books and other media

While these two books do not apply directly to this class Jean is teaching, she recommends these two new books on creativity:
2851. The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist you Truly Are by Danny Gregory. Paper $16.00
This book is hard to resist with its delightful, small, doodlely watercolor sketches. It's written in a light, humorous style. Even more important, the content is good and practical. The book will give you a chuckle or two, and has many little art exercises.
3188. Caffeine for the Creative Mind: 250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain by Stefan Mumaw and Wendy Lee Oldfield. 2006. 359 pp. Paper $16.95
"This is a great little book. Many of the "exercises" involve drawing or writing. In addition to the content, I like the book design itself" - Jean
CL2310. Jean Formo 2010 Wall Calendar. Biblical Wall Calendar. The Living Word. $7.95
Copies of Jean's 2009 Wall Calendar (CL2309) are still available for only $3.95. You have 12 of Jean's colorful calligraphy compositions as well as a calendar that is still good for six months!

Supplies

Pens: Penholder; medium and large broad-edged nibs; Pigma Micron pens, or other disposable technical pens; colored or metallic gel pens.
Tools: One #3 mop brush; one 2"-3" wash brush or kid's "chunky" brush; X-acto holder with #11 blade or snap off utility knife; pencil; 18 inch cork-backed ruler; colored pencils.
Ink/Paints: Metallic ink or metallic watercolors; black or colored inks.
Paper: Frankfurt White paper (8 sheets, each 19 1/2" x 25 1/2").
Misc..: Paper towels; several foam stamps or rubberstamps; stamp pads; cutting mat; bone folder; water container; large plastic trash bag; masking tape; glue stick; small plastic spray bottle; small scissor; an assortment of favorite texts.
Optional: Acrylic inks; pointed brush markers; your own prose or poetry.
Materials Fee: $20
Jean will take part in the Singing Session/Social on Wednesday evening.


H39. Double Pen Holder
Double Nib Holder
You can insert a nib in each end of this short penholder. A smooth cylinder, not faceted. Interior metal collar, metal grippers. 4.75".

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
Straight wood calligraphy penholder.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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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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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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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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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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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




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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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PS04. Frankfurt Paper
Frankfurt
22"x30". 120gsm. pH neutral. White.
19"x25". 120gsm. pH neutral. Cream.

A mixture of cotton and high alpha cellulose. Sheets have three deckle edges and one cut edge. High alpha cellulose is a very pure form of wood pulp which is considered to have the same longevity as cotton or other plant fibers.

This beautiful wavy laid paper is a favorite of Jean Formo. She uses it in her walnut ink classes. I find it easy to erase. Some inks allow correction with a white plastic eraser!

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)




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

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



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