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Joanne Fink

Joanne Fink’s Books
B4001. With God All Things Are Possible.
B4178. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling
B3438. Zenspirations by Joanne Fink
B3897. Zenspirations: Dangle Designs Workbook Edition (with blue cover)
B3992. Zenspirations Coloring Book: Abstract & Geometric Designs
B3993. Zenspirations Coloring Book: Flowers
B3994. Zenspirations Coloring Book: Inspirations to Feed Your Spirit
B4073. Zenspirations Coloring Book: Book Birds & Butterflies
B4074. Zenspirations Coloring Book Expressions of Faith
B4092. Color Peace Coloring Book: Perfectly Portable Pages
B4093. The Elegant Writer Lettershop Calligraphy Project Book and Kit (with Cheryl Adams)
B4094. When You Lose Someone You Love

Books recommended by Joanne Fink  
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters
B3321. Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering by Lisa Engbrecht
B3563. The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe
B3124. Parallel Pen Wizardry by Brenda Broadbent
B1702-P. Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

Lettering Tools
N01, N01-S7. Tape Nibs
H46. Grey Plastic Holders
I08. Higgins Eternal;
S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
FP67, FP67-S; FP68, FP68-S. Pilot Parallel Pen
M82. Sakura Pigma Calligrapher Pens (markers)
M84. Pen-touch Calligrapher paint pen (chisel point).
M93. Pen-touch paint pen (round point).

Drawing / Coloring Tools
Pigma Microns Joanne primarily uses a Pigma Micron 01 in black.
M64. Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Set
M63. Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen Set
S776. Derwent Ink-Tense Colored Pencil Sets
S849. Derwent metallic pencils
M119. Sakura Koi Color Brush (Individuals, or Set of 8, 12)
FP94. Koi Waterbrush (Joanne uses this medium the most)
FP107. Sakura Koi Travel Watercolor Set

Pads / Journals & Sketchbooks
Strathmore Drawing Paper 400 Series. Joanne uses these sizes:
P100. 6"x8", 9"x12", 11"x14", 12"x18"
P58.Strathmore Black Artagain Pad. 9"x12", 12"x18"
P77. Canson Foundation 90lb Watercolor Pads (Cold Press) 12x18
P09-50, P09-100;. Boris Layout Pad #37. 9"x12", 11"x14", 14"x17"
PA80. Stillman and Birn Alpha Series Sketchbooks. “The pads are worth the price.” These three are Joanne's favorite sizes to use.
Joannne’s favorite sizes are: Hardbound Landscape: 9"x6", Wirebound Landscape: 10"x7".

P89. Strathmore Designs for Watercoloring
S958. Koi 18-Color Watercolor Tube Set.
S959. Koi Field Sketch/Travel 24-color Watercolor Set.
FP94. Koi Waterbrush (Joanne uses this medium the most)

Other fun stuff
S836. Fine Mist Sprayer

Click the following link for instructional videos by Joanne Fink:

B4178. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling / Fink, Joanne
B4178. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling by Joanne Fink & Regina Yoder. 2016. 176pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Discover a powerful new way to engage with Scripture through art in this inspirational guide to Bible Journaling. World renowned artist Joanne Fink and her talented co-author Regina Yoder explain the basics of this beautiful art form that connects faith with creativity. Learn about the wonderfully fulfilling benefits of Bible Journaling, and get helpful advice on choosing scripture and the types of Bibles and journals to use, plus how-to-do a variety of techniques which will allow you to express your faith in a creative manner. The how-to-section covers lettering, drawing, coloring, painting, embellishing with stamps, stickers and stencils, and so much more! Some of the worlds' leading Bible Journaling artists provide colorful examples and inspiration, including Shanna Noel, Rebekah R Jones, Valerie Wieners-Massie, Karla Dornacher, and many more.

Your Price $19.99

B4001. With God All Things are Possible / Fink
With God All Things Are Possible by Joanne Fink. 2013. 64pp. 6"x6". Hardcover

Warm words of inspiration and encouragement are set to life on the pages of this unique gift book. By combining the beautiful art of calligraphy with heartfelt sentiments that gently move through themes such as "believing in your dreams," "trusting in the Lord," and "living with passion," readers are inspired to celebrate each new day with a hopeful heart and a joy for living. This uplifting book can be a sweet gift between friends, a dear word of encouragement for the graduate, or a breath of fresh air for the heavyhearted.

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B3438. Zenspirations / Fink
Zenspirations by Joanne Fink. 2011. 52pp. 8.5"x8.5". Paper

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Well-known calligrapher and author Joanne Fink has developed a love for pattern. In this book she shows you how to turn simple lines into attractive designs through exercises that build on each other. Her passion is contagious, and her doodled shapes will inspire you to have fun with the process. You will find intriguing ideas for filling borders, edges and spaces with creative flourishes. You will be on your way to creating decorative borders, frames, and shapes - some using letters and words. Calligraphy skills not required!
"Patterning is fun, easy and relaxing - and it is a great way to add interest and texture to any design." - Joanne Fink

Your Price $16.99

B4094. When You Lose Someone You Love / Fink
B4094. When You Lose Someone You Love by Joanne Fink. 2015. 112pp. 3 5/8" x 5 1/2". Paper

An illustrated book of excerpts from the grief journals Joanne Fink kept after her husband died unexpectedly three years ago. The book provides a way for those grieving to connect with someone further along in the process, which Joanne found to make a difference for her. It helps to know that you are not alone, that there will be days when you feel overwhelmed, nights when you can't sleep, and times when waves of sadness wash over you unexpectedly. The book is her gift of comfort, offering hope without sugar-coating the challenges of losing a loved one.

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B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila's work.

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Customers outside the USA

For E-Packet shipping to CANADA see B2769-CANADA

For E-Packet with insurance shipping to other countries see B2769-AIRMAIL

For shipping via uninsured PQW mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE

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B4046. More Creative Lettering / Doh
B4046. More Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists by Jenny Doh. 2015. 144pp. 8"x10". Paper.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

This sequel to Creative Lettering showcases 15 entirely new contributors, both well-known and those who should be. All the artists provide tips on their favorite forms of hand-lettering and tools, complete alphabets, and how-to projects based on their signature styles. New techniques include hand-lettering on chalkboards and photographs.

Your Price $19.95

B3563. Art of Whimsical Lettering / Sharpe
B3563. The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe. 2014. 136pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

Shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork and journaling. Presents fifteen alphabets, ranging from monoline forms to more calligraphic ones and to others that reference vintage fonts and doodle art. The author shows how to merge text and illustrations and provides a peek into her personal lettering journal.

Your Price $24.95

B3124. Parallel Pen Wizardry Book / Broadbent
Parallel Pen Wizardry (Book) by Brenda Broadbent. 2003. 24pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This instructional book for the popular Parallel Pen will help you explore this very versatile calligraphy fountain pen. To start with are cartridge tips and tricks and instructions for using other writing fluids: inks (including acrylics), watercolor, and gouache. Includes a chart of waterproof inks that have worked well in the Parallel Pen. Writing and drawing with the pen are explored: monoline, flourishes, color blending, expressive and experimental forms, writing on fabric. Sample alphabets: Gothicized Italic (Sheila Waters), Gothic (Ward Dunham), Uncial (Gina Jonas).

Your Price $14.95

N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.

Your Price $1.25

N01-S7. Hiro Tape Set of 7 Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0)

These calligraphy nibs are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good dip pen nib for classes and beginners.

Your Price $8.75

H46. Grey Plastic Pen Holder (114)
Grey Plastic Nib Holder

Lightweight grey plastic (Caran D'Ache 114) penholder. Now comes with standard ring and four prong gripper mechanism.

The OLD style is no longer available.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?

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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

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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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:

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FP67-S. Set of 4 Pilot Parallel Pens
Set of 4 Pens (each with 2 cartridges and a cleaning bladder) and a pack of 12 cartridges (one each of 12 colors).

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color.

Set includes the four pens at right (1.5, 2.4, 3.8, 6.0) in the photo and 12 single cartridges, one of each color.

Pilot Parallel Pens Page

Your Price $43.95

FP68. Pilot Parallel Pens Modified to New Sizes
FP68. New Parallel Pen Sizes (These sizes are not made by Pilot.)

Add these additional pens to your Parallel Pen collection:
1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4.5mm.

We have the 1.5mm cut down to 1.0mm, the 2.4 cut to 2mm, the 3.8 cut to 3mm and the 6mm cut to 4.5mm. (Pilot does not warrant these modified pens, but John Neal Bookseller does.)

The new 1mm (nominal) is the perfect size for addressing wedding invitations -- though the thick & thin contrast is less than with a dip pen. It is a bit larger than 1.0mm. (You can use the .5mm edge of the pen for fine lines.)

We also have a small selection of pens that were cut too small. Limited supply of 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.15mm, 4.35mm

Each includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

FP68-S Pilot Parallel Pen New Sizes Set of Four Pens is currently unavailable for ordering.

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M82. Sakura Pigma Calligrapher
Sakura Pigma Calligrapher.

Pigmented, lightfast, Chisel Markers. For especially crisp letters, the sides of the tip are reinforced so the nib stays sharp for the life of the marker.

Pigma Calligrapher's special plastic nib performs similar to a metal dip pen. Get different effects by applying different degrees of pressure. Nib lasts longer than conventional fiber tip nibs on disposable calligraphy pens. Available in 3-point sizes (including the popular 1mm size) in 6 different colors.

Sizes: 1mm, 2mm, 3mm.

Colors: Black, Royal Blue, Red, Sepia, Purple, Hunter Green.

Sakura Pigma Calligrapher Markers are different from regular chisel edge markers. With Sakura Calligrapher Markers, the ink flows through two fairly stiff plastic plates to reach the paper. For this reason, it is important that you have the entire tip on the paper and apply more or less equal pressure across the entire width of the writing edge of the nib. (These stiff plastic plates are what keeps the tip crisp though the life of the marker.) With regular chisel markers, the ink will flow from any surface of the marker. With these Sakura chisel markers, you can't get sloppy with nib position to the paper or you will get a one-sided ragged stroke, or not a fully inked stroke. You may have to slow down, find the "sweet spot" and write more carefully.


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M84. Sakura Pen-Touch Calligraphy Marker (Chisel) (Pentouch)
Pen-Touch Calligraphy Marker (Chisel).

Rich metallic and white inks for paper, glass, wood, porcelain, plastic and metal. Non-toxic and xylene-free.

Specify Size: Fine (1.8mm) plastic nib, Medium (5.0mm) fiber nib.

Specify Color: Gold, Silver, Copper, White, Black.


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

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M63. Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen Galaxy Set
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pens. Great glitter gel pens.
Galaxy Set: one each of gold, red, lime, sky blue, rose, purple.

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S776. Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Discontinued with very limited stock.

Use these versatile, high quality colored pencils dry for strong, vibrant color; add water for a vivid, translucent watercolor effect; or blend the colors for rich, subtle tones - either wet or dry. These English-made pencils produce more intense colors than regular watercolor pencils. Each set come in a tin case.

Set of 24: Sherbert Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Gray, Ink Black, and Antique White. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.

Your Price $67.99

FP94. Koi Waterbrush
FP94.Koi Waterbrush.

Water brushes can be used with water in the barrel (and use with pan watercolor or with watercolor pencils). Or you can fill the barrel with color and use like a brush fountain pen. Specify: Fine (#2, ½ inch long brush) & Medium (#6, 1/2 inch long brush). Large (#8, 5/8 inch long brush) .

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P58. Black Artagain Pad
Black Artagain Drawing Paper Pad.

Ideally suited for soft pastels and charcoal, also very popular for pointed pen. Use gel roller pens, metallic gouache or opaque white ink for dramatic effects. Acid-free, medium weight (60lb, 160gsm), and fairly smooth. Made with 30% post-consumer fiber. Judy Melvin recommends this paper for her "Bleach & Pastels" technique described in Art Expose. Unlike the current Arches Cover Black, this paper bleaches to light color. From Strathmore, 24 sheets.

Specify Size:

Also available with Assorted Colors, see item P84.

Your Price $17.59

S836. Fine Mist Spray Bottle
Fine Mist Spray Bottle

Fine mist sprayer adds the right amount of water or liquid to watercolors and inks for special effects. Holds 2 ounces of fluid.

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K109. Lettering Club Bundle - Basic
K109. Lettering Club Bundle - Basic.

This is a group of items recommended by Joanne Fink for the Lettering Club.

It includes:
P09-50. 9 x 12 layout bond pad
M82-S3-123. set of 3 black Pigma Calligraphers
FP67. 2.4mm Pilot pen (w/2 cartridges)
FP69. 6 Pilot Cartridge Refills. (Black)

Your Price $30.04

K113. Lettering Club Bundle - Deluxe
K113. Lettering Club Bundle - Deluxe.

This is the deluxe set of items recommended by Joanne Fink for the Lettering Club.

It includes:
P09-50. 9 x 12 layout bond pad
M82-S3-123. set of 3 black Pigma Calligraphers
FP67-S. Set of 4 Pilot Parallel Pens - Set of 4 Pens (each with 2 cartridges) and a pack of 12 cartridges (one each of 12 colors).

Your Price $57.54

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