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Primitive to Modern - Month 2

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Month 2: Lettering, Color, and Gold on Vellum

Preparing Vellum:
• masking tape(S931)
• random orbital sander (if you have one)
• extension cord/power strip
• paper towels(S817)
• clean cotton rag (old T-shirt)
• one vacuum cleaner (shared by class)
• masonite board
• sand papers

Lining Up Vellum:
• masking tape(S931)
• ruler or T-square, 18" to 24"(S623)
• mechanical pencil, 2H and 5H leads(S650)
• sharpener(S859)
• white vinyl eraser(E13)
• pre-lined handouts
• paper to be lined
• prepared vellum (provided by Reggie)

Writing on Vellum:
• paper towels(S817)
• hand guard
• Ott Light and Optivisor
• light box and/or slant board with acrylic panel(S762)
• 3 mixing pans and brushes(S679, BR43)
• water
• water dropper(S706)
• gum arabic(I84)
• grid pad(P21)
• gouaches: ivory black and cad red deep(WNG331, WNG094)
• Xacto with #10 and #11 blades(S417, S129, S130)
• Nibs: variety you are comfortable with: 2mm and smaller(N02), and EF66(N70)
• pen handle(H39)
• lined vellum
• lined paper
• gum sandarac powder in pouch(S123)
• clean rag
• Masters Brush Cleaner(S930)

Gilding on Vellum:
• mixing pan/dropper and water(S679, S706)
• silk cloth and paper towels
• Instacol (Reggie provides)
• small pointed brush for acrylics(BR49)
• Letraset burnisher(S661)
• Four 5" squares of glassine(PS94-SQ)
• clean scissors
• craft sticks
• acetone (shared by class)
• EF66 nib with handle(N70, H39)
• Mechanical pencil with 2H and 5H leads(S650)
• sharpener(PL13)
• white vinyl eraser(E13)
• Masters Brush cleaner(S930)
• Koch Image: % up and down
• gold leaf(S189-5)

Correcting Errors on Vellum:
• vellum piece with writing
• Scraping Knife or #10 Xacto(N109, S129)
• clean rag
• Letraset Burnisher(S661)
• Gum Sandarac(S123)
• white vinyl eraser (Tuff Stuff)(E24)
• pen/ink/brush

Other Stuff:
• cutting board or back of grid pad
• black permanent markers, variety of sizes, especially smaller(M17)
• good small pointed brush for painting(BR26)
• ruling pen(N22)
• transparent acrylic ruler or T-square or triangle(S871)


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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S859. Rotary Lead Pointer / Sharpener
Rotary Lead Pointer / Sharpener.

In his year-long classes, Reggie Ezell has his students use a lead holder with a 2mm lead which can be sharpened to a fine point. He gave this sharpener high marks after it was tested by his class at Calligraphy Northwest. Reggie prefers a drum sharpener over a mini-sharpener for sharpening these thick leads.



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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.

Choose Flat (sizes 2,4,6) or Round (sizes 1,3,5).



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I84. W&N Gum Arabic: 2.5oz
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic.

Add this binder in gouache to make it more durable and easier to erase pencil guidelines. Add several drops to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for copperplate writing. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle.

I have worked with metallic gouaches for many years. I always add a little more gum Arabic if there are going to be lines to erase, then allow the writing to cure for several hours before erasing. A white vinyl eraser is the gentlest choice for erasing guideline. I avoid guidelines if possible via a light box. -- Don King




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P21. JNB Graph Pad 11x17, 50 Sheets
JNB Graph Pad
Light blue grid (8 squares/inch). 24 lb bond. 11"x17". Approx. 50 sheets.

A non-bleeding paper that is great for calligraphy. (We use the same paper in our JNB Practice Pads.) Many instructors have their students use this pad in their classes.

(For graph with slant lines P01.)

Please choose color: Light or Dark.

Light: This grid does not show on many copiers, shows faintly on others, and usually disappears when you adjust the exposure one setting lighter. If you use a copier to produce your finished art for reproduction, this is the pad for you. This pad is good for jobs done at quick printers.

Dark: For classes, some students may appreciate a slightly darker grid. This is particularly true for adult classes. This is still a light blue grid. Some teachers have commented that their students found the original pad's grid was too light.




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S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all its PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.



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S129. #10 Blade (pk of 5 blades)
Same blade as X-acto #10, but sharper and less expensive.

A rounded blade perfect for scraping off letters to make corrections. Carbon Steel. Super sharp, double honed blades. Works in both X-acto and Excell craft knives.
Made in USA.



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S130. Excel Blade #11
#1 Craft Knife Blade.

Same blade as X-acto #1, but sharper and less expensive.

The standard pointed blade for cutting. Super sharp, double honed carbon steel blades. Works in both X-acto and Excel craft knives.

Choose 5 pack or 100 pack.



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N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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