The Bister Ink Border with Harvest Crittenden

Bister inks are all the rage right now in the calligraphy world, and for good reason! The inks come in powdered form and can be mixed from the palest of tints to very strong transparent colors; they can also hold up to strong, vibrant lettering for which Amity Parks is so well known. The two projects will be a delicate white vine border and a bolder modern border, both 6" X 6" and provided on pre-printed paper suitable for painting. The Bister ink powders will be supplied in Yellow, Blue, Red, and Neutral. From these, a large array of colors will be mixed. Touches of gold, or another metallic color of your choice, will be incorporated into the designs. This is definitely playtime! Instructions for working on other projects will be offered.

Class Supplies
  • Plastic 30-well mixing tray (S120-30)
  • 4 Jumbo (1/2 ounce) dinky dips, small ones are not big enough (S856)
  • Pentel Water Brush, size fine 10 mm (FP93)
  • #10 Shader (BR60) or any inexpensive 3/8" flat synthetic brush (size is important, and non-synthetic will stain)
  • Coliro (Finetec) in your choice of color (S1000)
  • gold paint
  • at least one glass eye dropper (plastic ones will stain) (S1017)
  • 4-oz (or larger) bottle to dispense water for mixing colors
  • black Pigma Micron marker (.25 mm or finer) or any brand of waterproof marker the same size (M17)
  • water container for cleaning brushes (S784)
  • paper towels (S817)
  • plastic stir stick (i.e. coffee stirrer)
  • apron or smock (inks can be messy and really stain!) (APRN42)
  • Optional Supplies: Magnifier if you need one.

John Neal Books will take preorders for IAMPETH 2020 through Thursday, June 25th. If you wish to place a preorder for pick up at IAMPETH, you will need to put the item 20IAM, in your cart along with your order.