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Ashley Lurcott


Below are add-ons and intermediate-level supplies for those who have purchased The Lettered Bride DIY Calligraphy Kit from Ashley Lurcott.

FW Pearlescent Ink (I14)
Pointed Nib Sampler (N154)
5 Holbein Gouache Primary Set 5ml (HG800-5)
Speedball Deluxe (Comfort Grip) Oblique Pen Holders (H95)
Nikko G Nib (N113)
Brause 66EF (N70)


I14. FW Pearlescent Ink
FW Pearlescent Acrylic Ink. 22 colors. For brush, dip & ruling pens. For dip pens, you may need to thin with alcohol, and you may also want to bend the reservoir to allow more ink to flow. Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 (highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. These shimmering pigments seem to work best when put down freely rather than built up with successive layers. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.
1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Autumn Gold 126
Bell Bronze 110
Birdwing Copper 111
Black 032
Dutch Blue 127
Galactic Blue 112
Genesis Green 128
Hot Cool Yellow 113
Hot Mama Red 114
Macaw Green 115
Mazuma Gold 117
Moon Violet 116
Platinum Pink 118
Silver Moss 129
Silver Pearl 119
Sky Blue 130
Sun Orange 121
Sundown Magenta 120
Sun-Up Blue 122
Volcano Red 123
Waterfall Green 124
White Pearl 125

FW Pearlescent Ink Color Chart



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N154. Pointed Nib Sampler
N154. Pointed Nib Sampler

This nib sampler contains one each of our most popular pointed nibs:

Brause 66EF
Brause Rose
Brause Steno
Gillott 303
Gillott 404
Hunt 22
Hunt 101
Leonardt G
Leonardt Principal EF
Nikko G
Zebra G


For a sampler that includes all of our pointed nibs, see item N117.




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HG800-5. Holbein Gouache: Primary Set: 5 ml
Holbein Designer's Gouache Sample Set

What a wonderful idea -- you get five primary colors at a fraction of the cost of larger tubes. Permanent White, Ivory Black, Peacock Blue, Lemon Yellow, Carmine. 5ml tubes.




Your Price $25.00

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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N70. Brause 66EF Nib
EF66 Brause pointed-pen nib

A very popular and versatile nib for Copperplate and Modern Calligraphy. It is very flexible and can provide great contrast between thin and thick strokes. Moderate pressure will produce swells, and by pressing harder, bold strokes are possible. With its fine hairlines, the nib works for very small writing, to a 1/8-inch x-height. This nib is of consistent manufacture (defective nibs are rare). It tends to catch less on upstrokes than other extra-fine pointed nibs, making it more suitable for papers with some texture. This nib is well-suited for intermediate and advanced calligraphers, but it is not recommended for beginners. Because of its shape, it is also called Arrow Nib.

Linda Schneider's favorite pointed nib is the Brause 66EF. It is the one she uses most often; she says it is "tiny, but mighty." She notes how it writes longer on one dip than most larger nibs (it may be small, but it holds a lot of ink) and that its flexibility allows for especially nice thicks. With the Brause 66EF she can get the "tiniest of hairlines and beautiful swells."

The nib's shaft has a tight curvature and needs a specially adjusted oblique holder. These oblique penholders are available adjusted specifically for the Brause 66EF:
H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H96. Black Oblique Plastic Holder (Comfort-Grip)
H130. Blue Oblique Plastic Holder (Comfort-Grip)

The nib's tip can be clipped and polished to produce a narrow, very flexible, broad-edged nib (See page 35 of Bound & Lettered 12.3 for instructions).

See Tabellae Ansata issue 2.4 for an article that discuss the characteristics in detail of the various pointed nibs.



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