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Danielle Rothman


Modern Calligraphy Beginner's Series:

  • M97-S12. Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip Set of 12
  • M126. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Hard
  • I24-6. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 6oz. Black Bottle
  • H111. Manuscript Color Holders
  • H89. Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder
  • N113. Nikko G Nib
  • N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361)
  • S741. Finetec (Coliro) Artist Color Gold Set
  • S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
  • S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
  • M64. Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Set
  • I38. Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
  • I109. Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay India Inks
  • P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches

 

Intermediate Calligraphy (in addition to the supplies from the Modern Calligraphy Series):

  • H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder
  • N70. Brause 66EF Nib
  • N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
  • I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor

 

Watercolor Brush Lettering:

  • FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
  • S1032. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors

 

Recommended Books:

  • B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering 
  • B3948. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe


M97-S12. Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip Set of 12
M97. Pentel Sign Pen Brush-tip Marker Set of 12

This pen's brush-like tip is great for quick, fun writing. Linda Schneider uses it for pointed pen scripts such as Copperplate and Spencerian! Water-based ink. Set of 12 colors includes: Black, Brown, Ochre, Gray, Violet, Blue, Sky Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, and Red.

Linda's comments:
"...resembles the same calligraphic line as a nib with the pointed pen. The Pentel pen is easy to carry in a purse or pocket, unlike so many other brush markers on the market. Wonderful to practice lettering outside your studio without having to carry your pen, ink, water etc. I am encouraging calligraphers to write anywhere, anytime, anyplace, like at restaurants (a thank-you with the waiter's name on it), anywhere on the go, on location, even on an airplane."




Your Price $35.88

M126. Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen
M126. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen

These pens have very small, somewhat stiff tips. Used for brush calligraphy and drawing, you can create extra fine to medium weight strokes. Water-based, pigmented ink. Odorless. Non-refillable.

Choose Tip:
Soft Tip (Greenish-black Body)
Dual Tip - one black and one gray soft tip! (Gray Body)

Note: use item code M145 for the Hard Tip Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens.




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I24-6. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 6oz. Black Bottle
Yasutomo Sumi
6oz.

Matte black, non-waterproof. Comes in a tall rectangular black bottle. KY Series.



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H111. Manuscript Color Holders
H111. Colored Pen Holders.

These painted wood holders have the same tapered shape as our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the standard metal nib gripper.

Choose color: Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Turquoise. Dark Purple has been discontinued.




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H89. Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder
This holder from Japanese company Tachikawa is a high-quality, lightweight wood. The holder has a rubber finger grip and uses the plastic collar system to hold the nibs. It will hold the following broad edge nibs: Mitchell, Speedball, Tape, Tachikawa. It will not hold Brause nibs; they are too loose.

One neat feature: this holder has a plastic cap to fit over the nib (and the cap can be posted while you are using the holder!). That way, you can leave the nib in the pen and not worry that it will get damaged.

Total length (excluding cap) is 5.75 inches, width is about 1/2 inch thick.

Made in Japan.



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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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N90. Brause Steno Nib 361
N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361).

The Brause Steno is also called Brause 361 or the Blue Pumpkin nib, from its rounded shape and blue color. It look likes and basically writes like the Hiro 40 (also called Blue Pumpkin), but the Brause Steno is stiffer, better made, and gives thinner hairlines and is more beginner friendly. Some calligraphers find it also holds more ink than Hiro 40 and that it works better with thicker inks like sumi and not as well with thinner inks like Pelikan 4001. The Brause Steno has moderate flex, and needs but a little pressure for shaded strokes. While suitable for Copperplate, it may be now used more often for Modern Calligraphy. Excluding the "G" pens, Brause Steno nibs last much longer than most other current pointed nibs.

This nib is in the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 & N117-1).

Quantity prices available at 10 & 50.



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S741. Coliro (Finetec) Artist Color Gold Set
Finetec (Coliro) Mica Gold Color Set
Fine-tec Mica Artist Color Set

Set of 6

Made of mica, a natural product that offers a wide variety of metallic shades, from gold and silver to iridescent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a brush. Ideal for creating special effects and highlighting. Can be blended. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc. Colors: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver.

S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set color chart

I love writing in gold with the Finetec gold palette. - Bev Allen, BC, Canada 30 Oct 13

Finetec is changing the name of its metallic, pearl, & moiré colors to Coliro. The paints are not changing, just their name.

Other Finetec:
S766. Moire colors
S767. Pearl colors
S968: 12 colors (smaller pans)
S1000. Single Color Pans
S1009. Stormy Night
S1010. Rainbow
S1011. Under the Sea
S1012. Sunrise
S1014. Pastel Garden
S1019. Banana Split
S1029. Peacock
S1056. Happy Birthday
S1060: Mermaid
S1068: Autumn
S1072. Galaxy




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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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S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner
1oz. (30ml).
Approx. 1.75"x1.75"
These jars are similar to the containers that the containers used for the powdered Ziller Ink containers. Use to mix & store colors. Wide mouth works well for dipping pointed and broad edge pens.



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M64. Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Set
Metallic Gelly Roll Set: 1 each of Gold, Silver & Copper


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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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P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches
P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad, 8.25"x11" (Sheet Size).

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. All are microperforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Dot Grid printed in light grey ink. 80 sheets per pad. Dimensions are for the sheet size (not the overall pad size). Orange cover, 5sq/inch (5x5mm).


For other Rhodia Pads see items P53, P54, P55, P74.



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H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder.

These beautiful, turned-wood holders have a metal flange to hold the nib and are ideal for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed pen scripts. Choose from four styles: Ornamental, Tapered, Ebony, and Zanerian. These adjusted holders come ready-to-write, with the nib inserted. Wood color varies.

Choose nib adjustment: 66EF (Brause 66EF), 303 (Gillott 303), PRIN (Principal EF), NIKK (Nikko G).

Click HERE to see which other nibs each adjustment will fit.

Quantity discount for 12 or more.




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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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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal Nib

You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It’s flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.




Your Price $2.95

I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor
I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor

A free-flowing ink in a wonderful selection of very vibrant colors, which are transparent (except Black) and non-waterproof. The colors mix well. Especially popular for folded and ruling pens. For pen, brush, and airbrush. Recommended by Thomas Hoyer, Kei Haniya, and numerous other Instagram users. 30ml (1oz). Certain colors have been discontinued and have low stock; these colors have a discounted price in the dropdown menu.

Ecoline is in the process of changing their bottle design; some colors will come in the original square glass bottle, some in a round dropper bottle.

Colors available:
700 Black, 548 Blue Violet, 640 Bluish Green, 657 Bronze Green, 411 Burnt Sienna, 318 Carmine, 233 Chartreuse, 602 Deep Green, 407 Deep Ochre, 237 Deep Orange, 202 Deep Yellow, 654 Fir Green, 656 Forest Green, 231 Gold Ochre, 600 Green, 205 Lemon Yellow, 601 Light Green, 236 Light Orange, 361 Light Rose, 201 Light Yellow, 337 Magenta, 580 Pastel Blue, 666 Pastel Green, 381 Pastel Red, 390 Pastel Rose, 226 Pastel Yellow, 422 Red Brown, 545 Red Violet, 259 Sand Yellow, 245 Saffron Yellow, 334 Scarlet, 416 Sepia, 578 Sky Blue, 665 Spring Green, 522 Turquoise Blue, 506 Ultramarine Deep, 505 Ultramarine Light, 507 Ultramarine Violet, 311 Vermillion, 718 Warm Grey, 100 White.

Also available as sets (I153-S5, I153-S10) and sample size jars (SA-I153)




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FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Water Brush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Color Brush. 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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S1032. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
S1032. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors are handcrafted, professional-quality Japanese watercolors with a highly blendable, creamy-smooth consistency. The colors are rich and intense, and exhibit greater opacity than European or American watercolors, in traditional Japanese style.
Pans measure approximately 2" × 1".

Set of 12 contains: Black (No. 20), Blue (No. 64), Brown (No. 46), Deep Blue (No. 67), Green (No. 55), Lemon Yellow (No. 40), Light Brown (No. 44), Mid Green (No. 53), Red (No. 32), Scarlet Red (No. 31), White (No. 10), and Wine Red (No. 36).

Set of 36 contains: Black (No. 20), Blue (No. 64), Bluish Gold (No. 91), Bright Yellow (No. 42), Brown (No. 46), Cadmium Red (No. 30), Carmine Red (No. 35), Cobalt Blue (No. 62), Cornflower Blue (No. 61), Dark Brown (No. 47), Dark Pink (No. 34), Deep Blue (No. 67), Deep Pink (No.37), Deep Violet (No. 38), Evergreen (No. 58), Gold (No. 90), Green (No. 55), Lemon Yellow (No. 40), Light Brown (No. 44), May Green (No. 51), Marine Green (No. 56), Menthol Violet (No. 66), Mid Green (No. 53), Mid Yellow (No. 43), Ocean Green (No. 52), Olive Green (No. 54), Orange (No.33), Pale Aqua (No. 50), Persian Blue (No. 63), Purple (No. 139), Red (No. 32), Scarlet Red (No. 31), Silver (No. 95), Turquoise Green (No. 57), White (No. 10), and Wine Red (No. 36).




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B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes / Cheng
B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering by Jarrin Cheng. 2017. 88pp. 8.5"x11". Paper, spiral binding.

Once you have learned your letters, it is time to enliven and embellish your letters and words with loops, swoops, turns, and extensions - in short, flourishing. This guide and trace-and-copy workbook takes you through flourishing rules, various components of flourishes, how to enter and exit letters, how to compose a flourished layout, and how to evaluate your work. Then, with trace-and-copy pages, you learn a variety of flourishes for each letter, from A-Z, both capital and small letters. The book is best with brush markers, and for beginners the author recommends the Tombow Hard Fudenosuke brush pen. (If you use a pointed metal nib, the workbook pages are good with Walnut Crystals and McCaffery’s Penman ink, but Higgins Eternal feathers.)




Your Price $34.99

B3948. Modern Calligraphy / Thorpe
B3948. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2013. 192pp. 8.5"x9.5". Paper

Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.




Your Price $24.99

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