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DVD49. Gilding & Painting the Illuminated Letter DVD / Buczek
Gilding & Painting The Illuminated Letter by Rosemary Buczek. 90 min. DVD

Rosemary takes you from start to finish in the creation of a beautiful illuminated letter. Step-by-step, she shows and clearly describes the process and techniques. She shows you how to use a modern size to adhere the 23k gold, and then you see up close the intricate painting techniques - with both watercolor and gouache - used to complete the letter. Includes creating design elements with a stylus in the raised gold. Rosemary is a popular teacher at both the summer conference and at the IAMPETH convention. Rosemary has been creating commissioned works in pen and ink, watercolor and 23k Gold for over 30 years.

These reviews of Rosemary Buczek's new DVD, Gilding and Painting the Illuminated Letter come from recent purchasers. They are in response to a request for comments. Her first DVD was Drawing & Painting the Magical Acanthus Leaf. Rosemary has supplied a list of tools and materials that she used in video. Here is the link. - John

We also have a list of all the supplies Rosemary uses in the DVD



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DVD49-PAL. Gilding & Painting the Illuminated Letter DVD-PAL / Buczek
Gilding & Painting The Illuminated Letter by Rosemary Buczek. 90 min. DVD in PAL format.

Rosemary takes you from start to finish in the creation of a beautiful illuminated letter. Step-by-step, she shows and clearly describes the process and techniques. She shows you how to use a modern size to adhere the 23k gold, and then you see up close the intricate painting techniques - with both watercolor and gouache - used to complete the letter. Includes creating design elements with a stylus in the raised gold. Rosemary is a popular teacher at both the summer conference and at the IAMPETH convention. Rosemary has been creating commissioned works in pen and ink, watercolor and 23K Gold for over 30 years.

US and North American customers, this will not work in your players!!! Please see item DVD49.
For a list of PAL & NTSC standard countries please see this link: http://www.ihffilm.com/videostandard.html

These reviews of Rosemary Buczek's new DVD, Gilding and Painting the Illuminated Letter come from recent purchasers. They are in response to a request for comments. Her first DVD was Drawing & Painting the Magical Acanthus Leaf. Rosemary has supplied a list of tools and materials that she used in video. Here is the link. - John

We also have a list of all the supplies Rosemary uses in the DVD



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DVD51. Lively Brush DVD & Book / Holliday & Reaves
The Lively Brush: Pointed Brush Instructional DVD & Alphabet Models by Eliza Holliday and Marilyn Reaves. DVD & 22-page book.

Presents lettering techniques for pointed brush lettering . Includes traditional models and unique scripts for craft and fine art applications. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced lettering artists. From the authors of Brush Lettering, it is full of practical information.

Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.




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DVD29. Italic with Flourish DVD
Italic with a Flourish
By Margaret Daubney. DVD 52 minutes.

Using clear demonstrations, explains the features of a formal Italic hand, guides you through the letterforms, and shows you how to develop and use your skills. Includes plenty of technical advice. Daubney was a tutor at Roehampton.



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DVD33. Hand Lettering on Fabric DVD Engelbrecht
Hand Lettering on Fabric: Bali Lantern Workshop. Lisa Engelbrecht. 2008. 124 min.

After an introduction to calligraphy techniques, Lisa demonstrates the important points to successful decorative writing on fabric with pen & brush. For a variety of fabrics, she shares tips on how to stain and seal, create decorative washes, and add special effects with a variety of "inks." Lisa then creates a rich background for her hand lettering, using a few simple materials. She presents her
signature funky lettering, as well as more traditional forms.
Using the techniques presented in the video, you then apply them to the construction of a collapsible Bali lantern.



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DVD36. Visual Harmony / Glen Epstein
Visual Harmony. DVD.

Glen Epstein’s popular multi-media presentation of three of his hand lettered and illustrated
books: Tom Traubert’s Blues, New Orleans and Pasties is now available on DVD. The presentation has had rave reviews at several summer conferences.You can preview the videos at http://www.glenepstein.com/video.php

The small y screen is a poor substitute for the DVD!

http://www.glenepstein.com/video.php




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DVD23. Off Hand Flourishing DVD
Off-Hand DVD: Flourishing Techniques for Ornamental
Penmanship by Michael Sull. 106 Minutes. Color.

Covers basic tools and materials: pen points, oblique
holders, papers. Continues with preparing and using colored
and gold inks including mixing a sepia ink from vermilion
sumi & Higgins Eternal, using Dr.Martin’s Bleedproof White & Schmincke metallic gouaches. Begins with the primary flourishing strokes. Presents the basic steps for cartouches, scrolls, border designs, quills, birds, title flourishing, accent flourishes, and creative patterns. Finishes with a selection of over 50 different historical designs by a range of master penmen. It’s the closest thing to having Michael in the
room teaching you!

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVD’s. If your DVD player can’t play our DVD’s, your computer may be able to.



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DVD40. Spencerian with Ron Tate DVD
Spencerian with Ron Tate DVD. 2009. 1 hour, 27 minutes.

This step-by-step, stroke-by-stroke, instructional DVD presents the history, tools, and techniques for this beautiful hand. You learn Spencerian Script with the help of professional calligrapher, Ron Tate. Spencerian is an American style of penmanship. The lower case has only a few stressed strokes in a word. In copperplate, every down stroke is thickened by applying pressure to the pen. Spencerian Script can be written with more speed than copperplate. Spencerian originated in Ohio in the 1860s with Platt Roger Spencer.

This includes 15 chapters showing:
Instruction and demonstration of all the letters of the alphabet
Hand positions and correct posture
Practice exercises
Writing angles and letter sizes
Samples of master penmen scrapbooks
The Madarasz Book
Old copy books
Oblique pen holders and pen points
List of on-line resources
Practical tips for envelopes
Pen flourishes

This DVD is formatted for North America. For those outside the USA & Canada, it will work with the DVD drive on your computer, but may not work on your TV's DVD player.



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DVD39. Copperplate with Ron Tate DVD
Copperplate with Ron Tate. 2009. 1 hour, 45 minutes.

This step-by-step instructional DVD presents the history, tools, and techniques for this beautiful hand. Calligraphers call it Copperpate or English Roundhand. Penmen call it Engrossers Script. You learn Copperplate calligraphy with the help of professional calligrapher, Ron Tate.

The 21 chapters include: Correct posture and desk positioning, Writing angles and letter sizes, Step-by step instruction for all lowercase and capital letterforms, Numbers, Connecting letters, Oblique pen holders and pen points, Ink samples, List of online resources, Old handwriting styles, Old penmanship books,
Plus an exciting extra 30-minute feature on how to develop your own beautiful style of penmanship.

This DVD is formatted for North America. For those outside the USA & Canada, it will work with the DVD drive on your computer, but may not work on your TV's DVD player.



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DVD30. Illuminator (St John's DVD)
The Illuminator and the Bible for the 21st Century.

The documentary of the making of the Saint John’s Bible is now available on DVD (DVD30) and VHS (V30). Donald Jackson and his staff used traditional calligraphic techniques with some modern twists in creating this 20th-21st century manuscript Bible. Ground pigments, egg yolks, gold, silver, and platinum are used in the illuminations; goose quills and antique stick ink for the text. 49 minutes.

All our DVD’s are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVD’s. If your DVD player can’t play our DVD’s, your computer may be able to.



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