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Barbara Calzolari- From Nib to Brush

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C02 From Nib To Brush
Barbara Calzolari
Intermediate through Advanced Skill Level

Oblique Pen Holder - Speedball or other(H95)
Higgins Eternal ink - Black (I08)

Pens
Nikko G Pointed Nib (N113)
Pentel Color Brush pen - Black (FP57)
Optional Assorted Colors
Fabric-mate Brush Chisel Point Pink
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen black (FP59)
Sign Pen Assorted Colors for fabric

Paint
12 Color Chinese Watercolor set
Mixing brushes ( a couple to mix watercolor) (BR43)
Distilled water
A piece of cotton fabric to dry brushes
Mixing tray/palette (S679)

Paper
Borden & Riley #37 Layout paper 9" x 12" (P10-100)
Blotter Paper (S261-9)
Brightly Colored Card Stock - 8.5" x 11" (P47)
Fabric Surface (very smooth, plain cotton and light in color) whatever size is appropriate for your nice word or poem, fabric may be found or new bought from fabric store.

Miscellaneous
Mars Plastic Eraser (E13)
Stainless Steel Ruler 15" Inch/Metric (S271)
Protractor 180° 6" (S632)
Kum 430M1 Barrel Sharpener
A nice word or poem to reproduce
Pencil; good quality pencil/well pointed/ mechanical or other (S142, S681)
Roll of paper towels
Container for water to wash brushes (S784)
Light board may be helpful for the fabric project (if you have one)

Recommended Book List
B2132. Calligraphy by Claude Mediavilla. $150.00
B3064. Script Lettering for Artists by Tommy Thompson. Paper $6.95
B255. The Universal Penman by George Bickham. Paper $21.95



I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




Your Price $5.75

N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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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





Options:
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

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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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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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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S632. Protractor
6-inch 180 degree Protractor

Made from Shatter Resistant Plastic.



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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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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

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