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Carol DuBosch


Odyssey Conference Class Listing

B5 BONE: "BOOKHAND WITH A TWIST"


Carol had no books to recommend for her class on Bone. She does, however recommend highly Written Letters by Jaki Svaren which has a bone alphabet. See also Bound & Lettered 4.2 for an article on bone by Jaki Svaren.

Carol recommends these books – though not specifically for this class.
B040. Written Letters by Jaki Svaren.
B1833. Calligraphy School by Gaynor Goffe.
B2811. Art & Craft of Handlettering by Annie Cicale

NOT applicable to this class
When Carol teaches her Folded Pen class she has her students make their own writing tool from a soda can. There is little available instructional material on using a folded pen for lettering. For an extensive article on the history and use of ruling and folded pens for calligraphy, see Paul Shaw's article "Demystifying the Ruling Pen" in Letter Arts Review 13.2.

#4, #5 Automatic Pens (N27); non-waterproof ink (I08, I70); 11 x 17 bond paper (P20); pencil (S142); T-square (S623, S692); rag.
Materials fee: none.


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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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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S692. Wooden T-Square (w/ acrylic edge) 24 inches
S692. Wooden T-Square (w/ acrylic edge) 24 inches

Select hardwood blade offers strength and durability. Elevated clear acrylic edges prevent smudging and eliminate scratches (no measurements marked).



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