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Supply List for Monoprinting Workshop

2 - 9x12 or Plexiglas sheets or anything you already have (around those dimensions0 for printing plate, one for spreading ink (S160-S)

2 – 4" or 6" soft rubber brayers, Speedball is fine one for inking plate, one for rolling the print (S587)

Flexible putty knife, metal or plastic OR palette knives for mixing inks and making marks

Speedball blockprinting inks see Note below

8 oz. Acrylic retarder Extends drying time of ink

4 oz. Acrylic matte medium For adhering the prints to paper or canvas

White gesso or gouache For blocking out areas on finished prints when we work on our finished pieces

Markmaking tools Think paste paper: combs, old credit cards, scrapers, writing tools i.e. chopsticks, sticks

Brushes Inexpensive, stiff bristle brushes, painting chip brushes for spreading paint and texturing plate, for using with matte medium. (BR43)

4 – 5 sheets of card stock weight paper For making stencils (PA44)

Cleaning supplies
- 2 rolls of paper towels,
- newspapers to protect and pad table, (at least two daily papers)
- large spray bottle with water for cleaning Plexiglas
- garbage bag to collect trash

Scissors, ruler (S271), pencil(S142), xacto knife(S417), Blue painters tape (S130)

Two sheets of cold press watercolor paper (PS41), 90 lb (PS42) or Arches text wove (PS01) OR canvas panel We will adhere our prints to the watercolor paper in either an accordion fold or broadside format as a basis for our calligraphy. You can work also work on a canvas board panel

Calligraphy tools
• bring a text you want to work with.
• sumi (I70) or gouache or acrylic inks (I13) (what you are used to lettering with)
• and your usual lettering tools pens or brushes (N02, N04, N09, H62, H65)

NOTE: To help us focus on printing techniques we will be working with a limited color range. Our finished prints will have a color relationship to each other.
Bring black, white and two more colors, for example:
• Red and yellow will give you a range of red, yellow and oranges
• Blue and yellow, a range of blue, yellow and greens
• Blue and magenta, a range of blue, purples and pinks
• Green and orange, a range of green, oranges and avocado greens
HINT: REFERENCE A COLOR WHEEL TO CHOOSE A RELATED PALLETE.


I will not be teaching any lettering scripts so you might want to bring reference exemplars.
I will bring dried plants, leaves grasses, bubble wrap, cheese cloth, packing materials, different textures. If you have some favorite "stuff" that will relate to the text you are working with bring it along. Start collecting interesting "stuff".



BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.

Choose Flat (sizes 2,4,6) or Round (sizes 1,3,5).



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PA44. Canford Cardstock 8.5x11 Pk of 10
Canford Card Stock
10 sheet pack. 140lb. 8.5"x11".

Limited Quantity available

High-quality stiff card in a wide range of brilliant matte colors. Recommended by Brian Walker as ideal for pointed pen work! Try white or metallic on these rich dark colors. Great for calligraphy and for paper sculpture and modeling, decorative arts, collage and craft. Easy to cut, curve, crease and emboss to create three-dimensional works of art.

Colors: Navy Blue, Royal Purple, Guardsman Red, Forest Green, or Ivory (China White).




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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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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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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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PS01. Arches Text Wove (half sheet)
Arches Text Wove
100% rag, pH neutral. 20"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 2 deckles, 2 cut edges.

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)





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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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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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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.




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