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Suzanne Cunningham Flourishing Fete


Flourishing Fête - All Skill Levels
Teacher: Suzanne Cunningham

Class Supplies
  • Straight or oblique holder (H113, H114)
  • a pointed nib with which you are comfortable (I prefer nikko g, zebra g, hunt 22) (N113, N118, N93)
  • moon palace sumi or walnut ink, bleed proof white (thinned), any gold ink (I like Finetec arabic gold) (I70, S449, I38, S1000, I27)
  • Borden & Riley cotton comp pad or any translucent paper, a couple of envelopes (white or colored, your choice), a couple of 5X7 pieces of 140 lb. hot-pressed watercolor paper or any 5X7 colored paper (you don't have to bring both), (PS47-57, PA44-57)
  • pencil (white pencil if you are bringing dark paper) (S142, S769)
  • eraser (E13)
  • red pen or pencil (M21, S818)
  • guidelines 5 mm or 6 mm
  • aquabrush for painting nib if you bring Finetec (FP93)
  • protractor (S632)
  • ruler (S270)
  • paper towels (S817)
  • dinky dips (S934)
  • water cup (S1005)
Note: These items do not have to be the exact ones I listed. Please bring the ones with which you are comfortable.


H113. Turned Wood Straight Holder
H113. Turned Wood Straight Holder.

Choose from three beautiful styles:
The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders.

The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version, but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.

The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.

The Zanerian Wood Holder has a slimly tapering shaft and a teardrop finial.

Each style has the standard metal nib gripper and overall length of 6.5-6.75". Quantity discount at 12+.




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H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder.

The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.
The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.
The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version, but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.
The Zanerian Wood Holder is made using the same wood (and colors) as the Ornamental version. The Zanerian design is a very slim shaft with a small finial on the tip.

Each style has the standard brass flange (fitted for the Nikko G nib) and overall length of 6.5-6.75".

Quantity discount for 12 or more.




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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. Extremely popular with pointed pen men and women!


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N118. Zebra G Nib
Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.

Which holders will work with this nib?
https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Zebra

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca



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N93. Hunt 22 Nib (22B)
Hunt 22 Extra Fine

Good flexibility - not too flexible, not too stiff (but stiffer than Gillott 303). Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16"-1/16". Sharp point (but not as sharp as the 303), but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes. Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.

These are sometimes called Hunt 22B.
Stamped on nib: HUNT EXTRA FINE 22

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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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 in to 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 (widemouth jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)
15 oz (450ml)
60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L) -- Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three!




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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof Made from walnut hulls.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).




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I27. Dr. Martin's Spectralite Ink 18 carat gold
Dr. Martin's Spectralite 18 carat Gold Liquid Acrylic Color

***Dr. Martin's discontinued the original Spectralite Acrylic, which included 8 metallic colors. Most of those metallic colors can be found in item I16 Dr. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Ink. The original Spectralite is being replaced by the new Private Collection which is packaged in glass dropper bottles.

Popular for pointed pen work. 1oz glass dropper bottle.
Acrylic. Lightfast, archival, and permanent fine artist pigment.Waterproof when dry. #54K 18 Carat Gold was one of the most popular golds in a poll taken by Cyberscribes. Recommended by Mike Kecseg & others for pointed pen work.

Colors available:
#54K 18 Carat Gold

I really like Dr. Ph Martins Spectralite 54K Gold for pointed pen scripts. Jenny Muffler, Rockville, MD, 30 Oct 2013




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PA44-57. Canford Blk Cardstock 5x7inch (10 sheets)
10 sheets 5"x7" black cardstock from Canford.

Requested for Heather Held's "The Artful Flourish" at IAMPETH 2012.

Heather uses this size for many of her workshops. See also PA84-57 and PS47-57.



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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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S769. Mechanical White Lead Pencil
Use this fine line (0.9mm) white lead mechanical pencil to draw guidelines on dark paper - then brush off the lines! Similar to the soapstone pencil, but this white pencil lead has a sharper edge, creating a thinner line that is easier to remove.

Each pencil comes with nine 0.9mm leads.

Fons & Porter brand.



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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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M21. Pigma Micron Red 01 = 0.25mm
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.

Red Size:
01 = 0.25mm

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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S818. Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils
These quality colored pencils feature a high strength lead
that won’t snap under normal writing pressure. Dense structure of pigments provide vivid colors that won’t smear or fade. Takes a fine point in any sharpener every time.
Good for lettering.

Choose color:
Process Red
True Blue
White - recommended for Bob Hurforsd's IAMPETH 2018 class "Fun with Colored Pencils"



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FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Waterbrush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Colorbrush. Large barrel. Fill barrel with water or water-based media: ink, watercolor or gouaches. Designed so that it won’t roll off your table.

Specify size:
Fine (10mm)
Medium (13mm, regular barrel)
Large (18mm)
Flat



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S632. Protractor
6 inch 180 degree Protractor

Made from Shatter Resistant Plastic.



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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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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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S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
S934. Small Rectangle or Square Dinky Dip, with 4 screw-top vials.

These mini inkwells allow you to see your nib as you dip into the ink, allowing you to easily control the depth. They are especially well-suited for pointed pen. Each has four plastic vials, four screw-tops, and an unfinished wooden base. The screw-tops seal the vials tight for transporting or storage (you should keep the filled vials upright). Vial inside dimensions: approximately 14mm dia. x 20mm high. (These are larger than the vials for our regular small Dinky Dip, now called "Flip-Top Small Dinky Dip.")

Choose your base shape:
Rectangle 1" x 4"
Square 2.75" x 2.75"

See S935 for refills.

If you prefer a vial with a flip-top, please see our Flip Top Dinky Dip, item S852.

If you prefer larger vials, please see our Jumbo Dinky Dip, item S853.



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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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