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Pat Blair


Pat Blair
A Flurry of Flourishes Sessions One (1PB1) and Three (3PB3)
All levels
Oblique pen holder, your favorite pointed pen nibs, such as Hunt 22, 56, Gillott 303, 404, G nib or Leonardt Principal. A good quality layout bond paper, such as Canson Pro Layout Marker, 9x12 inch(P32-9), Good quality black paper, like Canson (PA43), Sumi Moon Palace black ink(I70) , and white medium such as Bleed Proof White (I38) or McCaffrey's Ivory(I37-WHT). (Supply fee, None) These are the books that Pat has recommended in the past for similar workshops:
(B1915)Ornamental Calligraphy by George J. Becker, $7.95
(B3092) At Home with Artistic Penwork Book Five, Bird and Design Flourishing, Stephen A. Ziller. Paper $5.95




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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