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Valerie Weilmuenster

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Exploring Decorative Vines and Borders
The decorative vine has always been a beautiful cornerstone in the engrossers's repertoire. We will explore the various styles of vines used over the years by the master engrossers including A.T. Bondy and Angleo Rassu. This is a hands-on painting class where students will be led in a step by step manner how to complete a vine. Using a pre-printed worksheet, the basics of color mixing, gold, painting, shading, blending and retouching will be covered. You will leave the class with confidence in your painting skills and a good understanding of how to use vines to enhance your work.
Skill Level: All


B145. The Zanerian Manual. $39.95
B2611. The Illuminated Alphabet by Seligman and Noad. Paper $14.95
B3848.The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in The British Library by Janet Backhouse. Hardcover $49.95. Out-of-print, but a couple of used copies are available for $39.95
B2787. Bible of Illumnated Letters by Morgan. Hardcover, hidden spiral $24.95. IAMPETH pre-order price $22.49
B3834. Painting For Calligraphers by Marie Angel. Out-of-print. Used Hardcover $29.95. Limited supply.
The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones (out-of-print).
Alphabets and Numbers of the Middle Ages by Shaw (out-of-print).

Supplies: Winsor Newton Gouache: Spectrum red, Red Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Brilliant Green, Permanent Green Deep, Permanent White (WNG623, WNG564, WNG660, WNG046, WNG482, WNG512), Grumbacher watercolor (GW100): Prussian Blue, Lamp Black, Mauve (Note: all the above colors can be shared by at least 3- 4 people - so coordinate with your friends and split the cost), Winsor Newton Gold Ink (in a bottle)(I56), Gansi White from Boku Undo (I118) (John Neal) or Dr. Martins Bleedproof white (I38), Popsicle sticks or other mixing sticks, Quantity of 3: mixing trays with 6 compartments in each tray (S679), Good brush like a Winsor Newton series 7 – size 0 (BR27), synthetic brush size 0 (for applying instacoll), 1 or 2 mixing brushes, Double ended stylus (S478) (tool for embossing), Pigma micron marker size 1 (M17), eye dropper (S705), water containers (S784), wooden ruler with metal edge (S574), scissors, magnifier eyeglasses helpful, 4 sheets of patent gold leaf (S189) (has a backing sheet attached), Instacoll size (S479)(helpful: one 1-2 ounce plastic storage container (S260) with lid to put size in), 1 sheet of thin acetate (like a page protector), agate burnisher (S194)if you already have one—or an agate stone. Four sheets of patent gold leaf (has a backing sheet attached).



B145. Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing
The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing. 1981. 140pp. 8"x10.5". Spiral.

At present, a reprint of this book is not in the works (as far as we know). You can include the book on your order, and you will be notified of the book's price when/if it is available again.

Click the image for a preview of the book.

The first 21 pages by E.A. Lupfer provide some of the best Copperplate instruction available. He was a master of the hand. Other engrossing alphabets are shown, as well as many examples of engrossed pieces. Revised & reissued at intervals since it was first published as Zanerian Alphabets in 1895. This latest version is printed on glossy paper. The quality of some images is not as good as others.



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GW100. Grumbacher Academy Watercolors
GW100. Grumbacher Academy Artist's Watercolors.

Valerie Weilmuenster recommends this brand and these colors for students in her class on Decorative Vine & Borders (done in the style of master engrossers), They are half the cost of Winsor & Newton watercolors.




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Your Price $5.15

I56. W&N Gold Drawing Ink
Winsor & Newton Gold Ink

Both Mike Kecseg and Valerie Weilmunster recommended this gold for decorating letters at their classes at IAMPETH. 1oz glass bottle.

Not suitable for use by children.



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I118. Gansi White
Gansi White from Boku Undo.

Valerie Weilmuenster likes this opaque white for manuscript illumination. In a pan 1/2" x 1-7/8" x 3/8". (50 X 80 X 10 mm).




Your Price $6.00

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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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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S478. Ball Burnisher / Stylus - 2 tips
Ball Burnisher / Embossing Tool

Two tips with different sized balls. Judy Melvin uses this tool in her "Walnut and Sumi Inks & Embossing" technique descripted in Art Expose (B3044).
The balls are 0.045" and 0.072".



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S705. Plastic Eyedroppers. Pkt of 5
Plastic Eyedroppers with Rubber Bulbs. Pkt of 5 droppers. Use for measuring and color mixing. Overall length approx. 2.75" (7cm). Made in the USA.


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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

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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