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Brushing the Surface

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Judy Melvin

(Mo—We) Level: Intermediate
Brushing the Surface


LR25-4. Letter Arts Review 25.4. This issue has a fully illustrated, 16-page Mike Gold & Judy Melvin article. $14.50

Supply List:
Brushes: one Pentel, Niji or Koi Waterbrush (fine)(to get the feel of the brush) (FP93, FP64, FP94)
• and one of these choices in Size 2: Sable Winsor Newton Series 7 or Escoda
Round W/C brush or Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II Series 101 or Connoisseur (BR27)
Series 007 (only synthetic brushes can be used with bleach) (BR27)
• Inks: Moon Palace or Yasutomo Sumi ink, or you favorite (I70, I24-2)
• Paper: layout bond/or laser bond (office paper at least 11x14) (P20)
• a few sheets tracing paper
• colored, black, rough & smooth (P58)
• marbled paper or any papers you want to test, especially Canson or colored papers
• Other supplies: water containers (S784)
• paper towels • gouache 1-2 colors (HG800-5)
• sm palette or containers for gouache and ink (S679)
• Pro white or Dr. Martin's Bleed proof white (I38, I62)
• tool box supplies (anything you can't live without)
• Xacto knife (S417, S130)
• eraser (E13)
• newspapers (if driving )



LR25-4. Letter Arts Review Vol.25, No.4
Letter Arts Review Vol.25, No.4

Not a day without a line
    by Laurie Doctor
On my way to becoming a scholar, I cried & learned calligraphy
    by Laura Capp
Spontaneous Creation
    by Mike Gold & Judy Melvin
A Letter Arts Review interview with Julia Vance

Look inside this issue (cover, table of contents, selected pages). This is a large file and may take some time to load.

The corrected version of page 21. This is a high quality PDF suitable for printing.



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FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Water Brush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Color Brush. Large barrel. Fill barrel with water or water-based media: ink, watercolor or gouaches. Designed so that it won't roll off your table.

Specify size:
Fine (10mm)
Medium (13mm, regular barrel)
Large (18mm)
Flat




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FP94. Koi Waterbrush
FP94.Koi Waterbrush.

Water brushes can be used with water in the barrel (and use with pan watercolor or with watercolor pencils). Or you can fill the barrel with color and use like a brush fountain pen. Specify: Fine (#2, ½ inch long brush) & Medium (#6, 1/2 inch long brush). Large (#8, 5/8 inch long brush) .



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BR27. W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle
W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Brush Short Handle

Made to the same high standards as Series 101, these brushes have an elongated head shape, which gives and extra fine point and greater color-holding capacity. Ideal for fine detail work.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get a performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle Brush




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Your Price $8.29

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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I24-2. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 2oz. Black Bottle
Yasutomo Sumi
2oz.

Matte black. non-waterproof. Comes in a tall rectangular black bottle. KY Series.



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P58. Black Artagain Pad
Black Artagain Drawing Paper Pad.

Ideally suited for soft pastels and charcoal, also very popular for pointed pen. Use gel roller pens, metallic gouache or opaque white ink for dramatic effects. Acid-free, medium weight (60lb, 160gsm), and fairly smooth. Made with 30% post-consumer fiber. Judy Melvin recommends this paper for her "Bleach & Pastels" technique described in Art Expose. Unlike the current Arches Cover Black, this paper bleaches to light color. From Strathmore, 24 sheets.

Specify Size:
9"x12"
12"x18"

Also available with Assorted Colors, see item P84.




Options:
Your Price $17.59

S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.




Your Price $5.55

HG800-5. Holbein Gouache: Primary Set: 5 ml
Holbein Designer's Gouache Sample Set


What a wonderful idea -- you get five primary colors at a fraction of the cost of larger tubes. Permanent White, Ivory Black, Peacock Blue, Lemon Yellow, Carmine. 5ml tubes.




Your Price $25.00

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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