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The Gilded Flourish


Supplies for The Gilded Flourish with Kathy Milici and Dan Mooney

GOLD FOR GILDING (NO SUBSTITUTIONS):
a few sheets of 24k pure patent gold.
A packet of 5 sheets of gold has been created especially for us.
Please call Wehrung & Billmeier Company to order. 920-459-8206
Item #02-W00111
24K Fine Pure Gold Patent, (16.00)

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES:
  • Princeton Monogram Brush, (BR48)
  • Dropper Bottle, (S706) (for distilled water)
  • Dappen Dish, (S620)
  • Dinky Dip, (S934)
  • 2 plastic pipettes, (S141)
  • Black Ink, Sumi Moon Palace (I70) OR Higgins Eternal (I08) OR Walnut ink (S450)
  • Straight Pen Holder (Speedball Black, H69)
  • 2-3 Nikko G nibs, or your favorite pointed nibs (N113)* *make sure nib fits in holder
  • FRESH Instacoll in 2 oz. dropper bottle, (S892)
  • Tresser Gold size (pink stuff), (S473)
  • Awl (S255) and/or stylus (S478) with a very sharp point and a small round point.
  • Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper 140 lb., one sheet, with shell image carefully traced in pencil prior to class
  • Rhodia graph paper (5 squares per inch, a few sheets), (P55)
  • Tracing Paper, 8 ½ x 11, 2 sheets, (P43)
  • Borden and Riley Boris Marker Layout Paper Pad, (P09-50) (9 x 12, 50 sheets, you will only need a few)
  • Pencil (S142), eraser (E24) and ruler (S798)
  • 2 cups for holding water (soapy water and clean water) (S992)
  • Small amount of distilled water
  • Small Bottle water
  • Dawn detergent
  • Toothpicks (S680)
  • Paper towels (S817)
  • Make-up brush
  • Matches


BR48. Princeton 20/0 Brushes
These are small, precise synthetic sable brushes for precise tasks. They are superb for fine detail in watercolor, as well as gouache, acrylic and oil. The wooden handles are specially finished to allow a comfortable but firm grip and ultimate control. The finest synthetic sable assures perfect pointing. The Liner Brush has long fibers, the Monogram Brush shorter ones. Used by Rosemary Buczek for fine detail in illuminated initials.



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S620. Clear Dappen Dish
Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish.

These small wide mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.

Metal Lid: See item S802




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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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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.

Choose quantity:
Single Pipet
10 pack
50 pack
100 pack



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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 into 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 (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




Your Price $5.75

S450. Walnut Ink Crystals JAR
S450. Walnut Crystals Jar

This item contains two 1-ounce jars, each with the appropriate amount of crystals. Simply fill it with warm water and mix. You have ready-made walnut ink without the hassle of measuring! You can use the extra crystals from the second jar to make the ink darker.
Non-waterproof.



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H69. Speedball Plastic Pen Holder
H69. Speedball Standard Holder, Hunt Plastic Penholder

An all plastic nib holder with hourglass shape. The black plastic Speedball penholder. This is an inexpensive pen staff.



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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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S892. Instacoll Gold Size
S892. Instacoll (was item S479) Yellow color.

Available sizes:
1oz. or 3oz. wide-mouth jars
2oz. Nalgene dropper bottle
Bulk 1-liter bottle

Reggie Ezell, Harvest Crittenden, and Sheila Waters use this synthetic size for raised, mirror-finish gilding with gold leaf. They and many others have found it easier to use than traditional gesso made from slaked plaster. Yellow color allows you to see what you have applied.

Caution: Freezing adversely affects Instacoll. Those in the North or west of the Rockies should order during the warmer months.



Click here for printed instructions on how to use this product.

Click here for Harvest Crittenden's video instructions on gilding with instacoll and a complete list of supplies in the video.



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S473. Tresser's gold size (pink stuff)
Tresser Gold Size. 2oz

Use this pink liquid for flat gilding on paper or most any surface. Highly recommended for its ease of use. Works best with real gold leaf.

Store at room temperature. According to the manufacturer it has a shelf life of 10 years.



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S255. Bookbinder's Awl
Small Bookbinder’s Awl

Small awl with a wooden handle for punching holes in paper and thin board.



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S478. Ball Burnisher / Stylus - 2 tips
Ball Burnisher / Embossing Tool

Two tips with different sized balls. Judy Melvin uses this tool in her "Walnut and Sumi Inks & Embossing" technique descripted in Art Expose (B3044).



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P55. Rhodia Graph Pad 8.25"x11"
P55. Rhodia Graph Pad.
8.25"x11" (Sheet Size). Orange Cover. 5sq/inch. (5x5mm).

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Lines and graph are purple. 80 sheets.

Also available as Plain Pad (P53) and Lined Pad (P54).



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P09-50. Boris Layout Pad 50 Sheets
Boris Layout Pad
Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37). 50 sheets.

A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended. No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes, and for copperplate for reproduction. Our most popular pad. From Borden & Riley.

Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

For tracing, Cotton Comp pads are recommended. Cotton Comp is easier to see through than the Boris Layout Pad.

Formerly P10-50, P11-50, & P12-50




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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


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



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E24. White Vinyl Eraser for Pencil
White Vinyl Pencil Eraser.

For erasing pencil, such as guidelines. Similar to the Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser, but perhaps a little softer. Economical for use in classes, for beginners, etc.

2-3/8" x 7/8" x 1/2".



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S798. Westcott 12 inch GRAPH Ruler
Westcott 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 2"x12". No. b-70

These handy 8ths graph rulers are transparent for visibility and beveled to accommodate work with ink. Edges are calibrated to 16ths to the inch with a zero-centering scale down the middle. Laminated for durability.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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S992. Double Water Cup
S992. Double Water Cup

This water cup/brush washer has two separate compartments, each with its own lid. The entire lid pops off to refill, while the small lid on each compartment can be opened independently.



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S680. Stim-u-dent Picks
Stim-u-dent Picks

These dental picks can be used as a writing tool. Break off four or more leaving the unit intact, tape them to a pencil with masking or electrical tape, pre-moisten the tips with water and write beautiful scroll letters in ink or gouache. As seen in Lisa Engelbrecht's Modern Mark Making. Stimudent.

$0.95 each
4-pack for $2.96 each




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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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