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Experimental Gilding with Copper & Brass

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Denis Brown, Experimental Gilding with Copper & Brass

April 14-15, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Vienna Arts Society.

Level: All, from beginners to advanced.

Supply List:

-Bronze powder, in both a gold/brass color and a pure copper (a vial or small jar of each metal powder will be enough) (S812, I94)
-Aluminum powder: a vial or small jar
-Metal composition leaf (alternatively called Dutch metal, Schlag leaf, or imitation gold): one book (25 leaves, approx. 5"x5") of a natural gold (S711)
- Pumice (S319) or gum sandarac (S123), approx. 4 oz. (Optional large mortar and pestle made of ceramic or stone if your pumice or sandarac is unground)
- Roll of gummed paper tape at least 1.5" wide (kind used for stretching watercolor paper after wetting it with a sponge) and a small spoonge.
- A rigid board at least 15"x20" for stretching paper, e.g. quarter-inch plywood or MDF. (S690)
- Liquid acrylic paints in a range of colors (or any waterproof paint suitable for making a color wash) (Pelikan's Plaka or tubes of acrylic also may be used.) (I13, I101)
- Gum Arabic: a small bottle (approx. 2.5 fl oz) prepared liquid gum Arabic (as distinct from undissolved gum). (I84)
- PVA glue, 8 oz bottle (S340)
- A large flat nylon paintbrush, 1" wide
- 11"x17" pad of thick smooth white paper (approx. 250 gsm weight) or a dozen individual sheets about this size.
- 2 full-size sheets of a hot-pressed watercolor paper, 250 gsm or heavier (PS91, PS42, PS47) (Instructor likes Saunders Waterford and BFK Rives, but bring what's available.)
- An eyedropper or pipette (glass, not plastic) (S706)
- Old newspapers and clean rags
- A plastic teaspoon or two
- X-Acto knife or sharp scissors (S417)
- 6 or more small containers with airtight lids (S260) (old 35 mm photo film canisters are ideal)
- Calligraphy dip pens (H62), pencils (S142), ruler (S271), gouache paints (WNG331, WNG335, WNG337,WNG512, WNGPDP-S, WNGDP-S), mixing brushes (BR43), palettes (S679)
- Optional: Artists' oil-painting varnish (matte or gloss) plus turpentine or white spirit for cleaning. (A varnish will fully protect gilt papers from tarnishing over time, but is optional since instructor prefers the unvarnished surface and finds tarnishing is minimal anyway.)



S319. Fine Dental Pumice, 1 oz.
Fine Dental Pumice
1oz.

Used for degreasing vellum for writing.

Quantity price breaks at 6 and 20.



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S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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I13. FW Artists Ink
FW Acrylic Artists Ink. For dip pen, brush, and technical pens (but not fountain pens). Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 (highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. Can be thinned (with water) for washes which dry water-resistant and additional painting or lettering can be done on top without bleeding or intermixing of colors. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.

1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Choose color: Antelope Brown, Black, Brilliant Yellow, Burnt Umber, Cool Gray, Crimson, Dark Green, Emerald Green, Flame Orange, Flame Red, Flesh Tint, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Red, Gold, Indian Yellow, Indigo, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Marine Blue, Olive Green, Payne's Gray, Process Cyan, Process Magenta, Prussian Blue, Purple Lake, Raw Sienna, Red Earth, Rowney Blue, Sap Green, Scarlet, Sepia, Turquoise, Velvet Violet, White, Yellow Ochre.

These shimmering inks are a pearl white with an iridescence of the color: Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Gold, Shimmering Green.



FW Artist Acrylic Color Chart



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I84. W&N Gum Arabic: 2.5oz
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic.

Add this binder in gouache to make it more durable and easier to erase pencil guidelines. Add several drops to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for copperplate writing. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle.

I have worked with metallic gouaches for many years. I always add a little more gum Arabic if there are going to be lines to erase, then allow the writing to cure for several hours before erasing. A white vinyl eraser is the gentlest choice for erasing guideline. I avoid guidelines if possible via a light box. -- Don King




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S340. Jade 403. PVA.
Jade 403. PVA adhesive for bookbinding.

Used for hand bookmaking and box making. Use to adhere paper to paper, paper to board, board to board, cloth to board. Flexible when dry. Thins with water. Permanent bond when dry. pH neutral. Acid free. Highly recommended.


Choose size: 8oz (1/2 pint) or 16oz (pint)

Jade PVA will not work if it has frozen. Use caution ordering this item during the winter, as it may freeze during transit. Ordering in the winter months is at your own risk.



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PS91. Rives BFK Paper (250 gsm)
Rives BFK 22"x30"

This printmaking papers has set the standard for every mouldmade grade manufactured in Europe.

Perhaps its best quality is its consistency. Made with 100% cotton and no optical brightening agents, it is a bright white, smooth, soft and pliable sheet. Dimensionally stable, BFK Rives is a versatile substrate with an absorbent wove surface that is suitable for all forms of printmaking. The paper works well with inks and is heavy enough for washes and watercolor. Mouldmade in France. Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.

100% Cotton. pH neutral. White. 250gsm. 2 natural deckles, 2 tear deckles.

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)




Your Price $10.24

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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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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S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner
1oz. (30ml).
Approx. 1.75"x1.75"
These jars are similar to the containers that the containers used for the powdered Ziller Ink containers. Use to mix & store colors. Wide mouth works well for dipping pointed and broad edge pens.



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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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