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Karen Brooks Flat Brush Lettering & Rainbow Writing


Flat Brush Lettering & Rainbow Writing - All Skill Levels
Teacher: Karen Brooks

Class Supplies
  • Winsor & Newton 995 ½" flat brush (BR01)
  • Watercolor or gouache, red, blue & yellow (if you have it) (Click HERE for our selection of gouache)
  • 6 part mixing tray (S679)
  • Prang watercolor box. NO METALLIC COLORS. (S609)
  • A pad of paper at least 11" x 17" (newsprint, or sketch, or grid) (P21, P20)
  • A ruler 18" or 24" (S271)
  • A water container (rinse bucket) (S1005)
  • Small mixing brush (BR43)
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • A bar of Ivory soap
  • Small glass plate saucer or dessert size or styrofoam plate
  • Pencil HB or 2H (S142)
  • Paper/notebook for note taking
  • Small extra-fine pigment waterproof marker such as the Sakura Pigma Pens .02 (M17)
  • Small container of distilled water
  • Eyedropper or pipette (S141, S705, S1017)


BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat water color brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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S679. 6 Well Rectangular Palette
6 well Rectangular Palette

This palette is made of hard white plastic. Contains six wells for mixing paint and gouache. Easily cleaned out and reusable.



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S609. Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans)
Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans).
These inexpensive but good watercolor sets are recommended by many including Barbara Close. Easy to take to workshops or on trips.

The selections of choice pigments, blended with specially formulated binders and dispersing agents result in a true transparent paint in brilliant colors. White segment nonbeading mixing lid attached with stainless steel hinge pin for years of use. Each set comes with a #7 natural hair brush.



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P21. JNB Graph Pad 11x17, 50 Sheets
JNB Graph Pad
Light blue grid (8 squares/inch). 24 lb bond. 11"x17". Approx 50 sheets.

A non-bleeding paper that is great for calligraphy. (We use the same paper in our JNB Practice Pads.) Many instructors have their students use this pad in their classes.

(For graph with slant lines P01.)

Please choose color: Light or Dark.

Light: This grid does not show on many copiers, shows faintly on others, and usually disappears when you adjust the exposure one setting lighter. If you use a copier to produce your finished art for reproduction, this is the pad for you. This pad is good for jobs done at quick printers.

Dark: For classes, some students may appreciate a slightly darker grid. This is particularly true for adult classes. This is still a light blue grid. Some teachers have commented that their students found the original pad's grid was too light.



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P20. JNB 11x17 Practice Pad
JNB Practice Pad 11"x17".

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffereys, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges). For pointed pen, the smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb bond).

Choose 50 or 100 sheets.

For an 8.5"x11" version of this pad, see item P25.

Formerly P20-50 & P20-100



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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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S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot
S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot

The Faber-Castell Clic & Go is a collapsible and expandable water pot. Easy to clean and store, travels easily. Ridges on the cup are the perfect place to hold brushes in between uses. The water pot holds approximately 12 ounces. PVC- and Latex-free.



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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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S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.



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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B.



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M17. Pigma Micron Black
M17. Pigma Micron Black

The Pigma Micron is a fine-point drawing and illustration pen that utilizes the highest quality archival Pigma ink. Highly recommended and often on supply lists for workshops and classes.

For serious technical and artistic applications and for fun projects, these pens are available in six line-width sizes: 005 = 0.20mm, 01 = 0.25mm, 02 = 0.30mm, 03 = 0.35mm, 05 = 0.45mm, and 08 = 0.50mm,

The Pigma Micron is ideal for archival recording, illustration, graphic art, freehand manga drawings, and decorative fabric design*. All Micron pens have archival quality Pigma ink, are non-smearing when dry, waterproof and chemical proof, fade resistant, and don't bleed through most papers. Meets ACMI non-toxicity standards. (*Not recommended for fabrics that will be washed.)



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S141. Plain Transfer Pipets
Plain Pipets / Plain Pipettes

These pipets function like eye droppers. Use them to store mixed gouache for later use (as when a customer is expected to ask for more envelopes done in a mixed color a few days after you completed the first batch). For airtight, longer storage, the end can be sealed quickly with an iron. Soft plastic (polyethylene), 6" long.

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Single Pipet
10 pack
50 pack
100 pack



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S705. Plastic Eyedroppers. Pkt of 5
Plastic Eyedroppers with Rubber Bulbs. Pkt of 5 droppers. Use for measuring and color mixing. Overall length approx. 2.75" (7cm). Made in the USA.


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S1017. Glass Dropper Bottle, 1 ounce
S1017. Glass Dropper Bottle, 1 ounce

Empty glass bottle with glass dropper top. Fill with distilled water, gum arabic, or ink of your choice.

1 oz (30ml) 1" wide x 4" high (with dropper cap attached).



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