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Italic Calligraphy Supply List-
Pen nibs - Speedball C1, C2, C3 and Mitchell 2½, 3, 3½ (N09, N04)
Nib holder - your choice of Speedball plastic OR double-ended nib holder (H23, H39)
(note of caution on hand-turned wooden holders - they are beautiful to look at BUT need to be selected in person to avoid ones that are too long or too heavy, too skinny or too fat)
Ruler - an 18-inch clear plastic such as a C-thru or Westcott is nice, or any other ruler that is 18-inches or longer (S944)
T-square - optional…this is very useful if you have or decide to purchase a drawing board with a metal straight edge. I recommend an acrylic edged T-square rather than metal, as there is less chance of getting marks on the paper from the metal (S623)
Mechanical pencil - thin lead is preferred over thick (0.05) (PL21)
Ink - Higgins Eternal OR Pelikan 4001. Please avoid acrylic inks for now…I prefer that you start with BLACK ink (I08, I04)
Paper - your choice of:
Borden & Riley #37 Boris marker paper in 11x14 or 14x17(P09)
John Neal Books Practice paper without grid lines (P20)
Other useful supplies - a writing surface…nice to have something smooth to do your work on such as a piece of foam board larger than your paper (S690); a rag or paper towels to clean your nibs (S817); a water container (S1005); removable scotch tape (in the blue package) (S699)


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, McCafferey's, 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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S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Paper towels, 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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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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S699. Removable Transparent Tape 3/4x1296in (36 yards)
Removable Transparent Tape 3/4x1296in (36 yards). 3M item 811.

This tape has a unique adhesive that holds firmly yet can be removed and repositioned without residue, discoloration or damage to most surfaces. It is designed for temporary holding and attaching. Many uses, including holding envelopes on your drawing board or light table while you address them. Fits in a standard desk tape dispenser.




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