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Stephen Rapp Expressive Brush Workshop

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Calligraphy Guild of Columbus
Stephen Rapp Expressive Brush Workshop
November 3-4, 2012

I have listed suitable materials. Unless the supply list has specific brand name products, there may be other items that would be equally suitable.

11"x14" (or larger) pad of quality layout or bond paper.
"Either [of the layout pads below] is fine"
Boris Layout Pad. Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37).
P11-50. 11"x14" 50 sheets Retail $12.72 JNB $10.81
P11-100. 11"x14" 100 sheets. Retail $20.63 JNB $17.54
P12-50. 14"x17" 50 sheets. Retail $17.28 JNB $14.69
P12-100. 14"x17" 100 sheets. Retail $29.22 JNB $24.84

Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. A bright white, 18lb, rag marker layout pad. 50 sheets.
P32-11. 11"x14". Retail $17.45. JNB $16.58
P32-14. 14"x17". Retail $24.20. JNB $22.99

11"x14" pad of tracing vellum paper (not tracing paper).
Original supply list should have said "translucent" instead of "clear."
P44. Tracing Vellum Pad. 55lb, 50shts (Borden & Riley #90 Sheer Trace
11"x14". List $23.75. JNB Price $20.19

A few sheets of fine textured art paper such as Arches Text Wove or Ingres.
How much paper? "2-3 full sheets (25.5" x 40") of Arches each cut into 6 pieces [approximately 12-1/4" x 13-5/16"]."
PS01-PKT Packet of 18 sheets Arches Text Wove. 12-1/4" x 13-5/16" This is three full size sheets cut to size. $15.75
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sht. 40"x25.5". $5.25

PS05. Canson Ingres. Laid finsh. 65% cotton. 19.5" x 25.5". Specify Color: White, $1.69
PS22-WHI. German Ingres (Hahnemühle). Antique/Eggshell White. 18.75"x24.75". Retail $1.90. JNB $1.71

Pencil (regular #2), eraser (any kind)
E24. White Vinyl Eraser for Pencil. 2-3/8" x 7/8" x 1/2". $.80

Pigma Micron 01 (M17. $2.89)
Tombow Dual Brush Marker any color.
M85-Black. Black. $3.19each
M85. Tombow Dual Brush Set of 6. Secondary colors or Landscape colors. $16.99.Sale $8.45. You save 50%. Limited quantity at sale price.
Staedtler Graphic 3000 brush marker. "Preferably black, but color is fine."
M94. Black $3.49ea
Pentel Color Brush or similar. "Preferably black, but color is fine."
FP57. Pentel Color Brush. $7.50
FP59. Pentel Brush Fountain Pen. Retail $17.99. JNB $16.19
#3 fine sable pointed brush and any other brushes you wish to try.
"I use Scharff fine line #3, Winsor & Newton (Series 7) #3 is good as well."
BR52. Scharff Sable Fine Line #3. Retail $31.76. JNB $25.40 (Save 20%)
BR28. Winsor & Newton Series 7. Round sable. #3. Retail $47.29. JNB $29.95 (Save 37%)

A bottle of good quality non-corrosive Sumi ink. (Moon Palace and Best Bottle are good.)
I43. Best Bottle Sumi. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle. $15.85
I70. Moon Palace Sumi. 6.0oz, 180ml. $12.95 15.0oz, 450ml. $19.95

A thinner viscosity ink such as Higgins Eternal, Walnut, or Pelikan 4001
I08. Higgins Eternal. 2.5 oz. $3.75
Walnut (Color) Ink: I53-2.5. 2.5oz. $6.40 I53-10. 10oz. $16.50
S449. Walnut (Color) Ink Crystals. 1 oz. $3.50 2 oz. $4.95 4oz. $9.50 8oz. $18.50 16oz.$36.00
S450. Walnut Crystals JAR. $2.00
I04. Pelikan 4001. 2oz glass bottle. $8.51
If you don't purchase your paper pre-cut or pre-cut your paper, you will need a craft knife and a ruler to cut down the larger sheets of paper
See above for Pre-cut Arches Text Wove

Wide mouth jar to decant Sumi ink.
S276. Glass 1oz. Ink Jar. Straight sided, approx. 1.75"x1.75". $2.00 each
S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner. 1oz. $1.00 Save with our quantity prices:5/$.75ea 10/$.65ea 20/$.60ea 30/$.55ea

Water container for rinsing the brushes
S784. 3-Piece Water Container. $3.78
S810. Brush Cleaning Bucket Set. $9.95

Paper towels

You will be working flat, so no easel needed. The emphasis will be on more loose styles of lettering so you won't require things like T-squares and such for ruling guidelines.

P44. Borden & Riley Tracing Vellum Pad #90
Borden & Riley #90 Vellum Sheer Trace. 50-sheet pad, 55lb paper.

Heavier, yet easier to see through than tracing paper. Similar to Canson Vidalon Vellum. Sheila Waters recommends tracing vellum for fine, detailed work.

Your Price $32.50

PS01-PKT. Packet of 18 Sheets Arches Text Wove
Packet of 18 sheets Arches Text Wove.

12-1/4" x 13-5/16". This is three full size sheets cut to size.

Your Price

PS01-FS. FULL SHEET Arches Text Wove 40 x 25.5 in
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sheets.
100% rag, pH neutral. 40"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 4 deckles.

Takes ink well. A great, slightly soft paper to write on. One of our most popular papers. Great for paste paper. Mouldmade in France.

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)

Your Price $8.87

PS05. Canson Ingres Sheets
27lb, 100gsm. 19x25". 65% cotton. Laid finish. Acid free. Laid finish. One side smoother than other. Popular for calligraphy and bookmaking. Suitable for light washes. Gelatin sized. Specify color.

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 $2.20

PS22-WHI. German Ingres White
German Ingres (Hahnemuhle)
White (Eggshell/Antique). Popular with German scribes. Mouldmade in Germany. 100% alpha cellulose, pH neutral. Laid finish. 100gsm (text weight). 18.75"x24.75". 4 deckles. Grain direction is parallel to 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)

Your Price $2.19

E24. White Vinyl Eraser for Pencil
White Vinyl Pencil Eraser.

For erasing pencil, such as guidelines. Similar to the Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser, but perhaps a little softer. Economical for use in classes, for beginners, etc.

2-3/8" x 7/8" x 1/2".

Your Price

FP57. Pentel Color Brush
Pentel Art Brush

Much sought after. For brush lettering. Medium. Specify color: Light Green, Turquoise, Olive Green, Pale Orange, Steel Blue, Gray, Orange, Sepia, Purple, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown, Pink, Sky Blue, Yellow-Orange.

FP 57. Pentel Color Brush color chart

Your Price $8.75

FP59. Pentel Pocket Brush Fountain Pen
Pentel Brush Fountain Pen / Pentel Pocket Brush.

Carry an inked brush in your tool kit, pocket, or purse. The high-quality, synthetic-fiber brush tip is a bit longer than other brush fountain pens. Has a fine point and a great spring back. Highly recommended by Karen Charatan. It is a little stiffer than the Pentel Color Brush (FP57), and therefore a little easier for beginners to control. This is Pentel Pocket Brush GFKP.
Includes two pigmented, water resistant ink cartridges.

Cartridge Replacement Instructions.

Your Price $19.99

BR28. W&N Series #7 Watercolor Brush
Series 7 fulfills the essential qualities that define the finest watercolor brush for artists: Point: The brush comes to a crisp point which is maintained during use. Snap & Spring: The brush snaps crisply back into shape with the right degree of spring to allow the artist superior control between the brush and painting surface. Flow Control: The color flows evenly and consistently from the point, with enough color carrying capacity in the belly of the brush to allow flowing gestural strokes. For artists who appreciate exquisite quality and longevity, there is no other brush than the Series 7. Today, just as in 1866, the Series 7 is made for those who understand that the quality of the brush will be reflected in the quality of their work.


Your Price $18.99

I43. Best Bottle Sumi Ink
Best Bottle Sumi Ink

This popular Japanese sumi ink is good both for beginners and for professional work. Smooth, rich black. Hard to find. One of the popular sumi inks for calligraphy. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle.

"The Best Bottle Sumi Ink truly is the best bottle. You can write three to four times longer with a pointed pen nib before the ink dries between the tines enough to alter the writing (this compared to Moon Palace)." C. M.

My test for any ink is to see if it will produce sharp thick and thin strokes at less than one sixteenth inch body height with a #6 Mitchell nib. Stick ink passes that test while most bottled inks don't, especially waterproof inks including sumi ones. The brown bottle sumi [Best Bottle] is non-waterproof, and I find it is better than others. –S.W.

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