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Rosemary Buczek

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The Painted Letter


Convention Essential Supply List

Recommended Books
B2787. The Bible of Illuminated Letters: A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy by Margaret Morgan's.
DVD41. Drawing & Painting the Acanthus Leaf by Rosemary Buczek.
B3338. Legacy by Cayla Kluver. Karen Gorst designed the cover and Rosemary Buczek created the 34 initial letters in black and shades of gray.

Pens - Ruling pen (N33); Pointed pen with very fine nib (see Essential Supply List).
Tools - Pencil (#2); Kneaded eraser (E09); Stylus (S234, S579); Brushes Sable #00,1, 2 - Raphael Kolinsky or Winsor Newton's Series 7 (BR34) recommended; One pointed synthetic brush to apply gold leaf size; .01, .001 Pigma Micron pen (M17); Exacto knife (S621, S662).
Ink/Paint - favorite black ink (I08, I70, I37) watercolors (WNxxx), and/or gouache (WNGxxx) Double primary palette - Cerulean Blue (WN137, WNG137), Ultramarine Blue (WN263, WNG660), Cadmium Red (WN094, WNG094), Alizarin Crimson (WN004, WNG004), Lemon Yellow (WN348, WNG345), and Cadmium Yellow (WN108, WNG108)) - Winsor Newton's Professional series recommended; Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White (I38) / or zinc white (WNG748) in gouache; some gouache if you have it.
Paper - Watercolor paper Arches 140 lb. HP preferred (PS42, PS47); several sheets of tracing paper (P43).
Misc. - Mixing Palette (S679, S120-30, S723); 2 water containers (S731); small piece of glassine paper (PS94); paper for notes; piece or two of (Viva) paper towel or cotton rag.


DVD41. Drawing & Painting the Acanthus Leaf / Buczek
Drawing and Painting the Acanthus Leaf Video. Rosemary Buczek. Approx. 120 minutes

Covers the basics elements of drawing and painting the Acanthus Leaf. In three segments, Rosemary approaches a basic level for beginners, an intermediate level, and an advanced level of drawing and painting this leaf. Additionally, she includes a set of patterns for you to download. Rosemary Buczek has taught illumination at both the summer calligraphy conference and the IAMPETH convention.

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N33. Thomas Hoyer Haff Ruling Pen (629 U)
N33. Hoyer Ruling Pen
Thomas Hoyer Ruling Pen, Haff Ruling Pen (629 U)

Thomas Hoyer uses this fine-crafted, traditional ruling pen for expressive lettering. 5"overall length; nickel-plated tool steel alloy. Both Thomas and this ruling pen come from Germany. He has introduced the tool as a writing instrument at several conferences and workshops in the USA and Europe. This ruling pen was sold by HAFF as their number 629U. These are now coming from the manufacturer, a small family firm, which has given us more options for handles.

This ruling pen is now available in a range of handle materials. The Black Aladdinite has more heft than the Black Plastic (The writing part is identical in each.)

Choose one:
Black Plastic
Black Aladdinite*
Wood

*Aladdinite is a sustainable manufactured material made using milk protein. It was invented in the early 20th century and was used for a wide variety of items (including jewelry) before the invention of plastic derived from petroleum. It is most commonly used now for buttons.



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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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S234. Stylus / Needle Tool
Needle Tool

This inexpensive tool can be used to punch holes in a few sheets of paper before sewing. Sturdy all metal construction. Great for beginners’ classes because of its low cost. NETOOL. Similar to Kemper Pro Needle Tool. Made in USA.



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S579. Short Needle Stylus
S579. Short Needle Stylus

Similar to our regular stylus (S234), but with a needle that is much shorter. Used by Catherine Burkhardt for her sewn single sheet binding. Metal handle. Comes with a protective cap.



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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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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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PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

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)




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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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