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Primitive to Modern - Month 5

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Month 5: Design: Deconstructing the Grid

• tracing paper, 11x17 if possible (P43)
• grid paper (P21)
• Saral transfer paper (S612)
• ruler (S271)
• pencil (S650), sharpener (S859), eraser (E13)
• Speedball B-2 & B-3 nibs (N16)
• variety of permanent black markers, especially .1 or smaller (M17)
• double ended pen handle (H39)
• Moon Palace sumi ink (I70)
• ball point pen (red)
• calculator (pocket)
• masking tape (S931)
• removable tape (S699)
• scissors
• xacto, #11 blade (S417, S130)
• compass (optional)
• dropper/water (S706)
• paper towels (S817)
• triangle or T-square (S613)
• slant board
• light box (S762)
• Optivisor
• Ott Light & extension cord
• glue stick (S391)
• cutting board (or back of grid pad)
• hole punch
• Hot Foil Pen
• 1 or 2 very short quotes*
• a very simple image relating to the quote*

*If you do not bring these I will have some for you.


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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S612. Saral Transfer Paper
Saral Transfer Paper.

Transfer paper is used in tracing to transfer a drawing or design and produces a clean, wax free copy. Erases like pencil but can be inked or painted over with no skipping or bleeding. Good for use on paper & fabric as well as hard surfaces. Roll 12ft x 12.5" (366cm x 21.8cm). Available in two colors. Graphite: all purpose. White: for dark surfaces
such as black paper or dark stone.

Sample Pack S654



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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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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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N16. Speedball B Series
Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B5.5, B6

B Series is a round nib ideal for Gothic or outline letters. Also often used by illustrators for cartoons, uniform line drawings, borders, and display posters.

For more information about Speedball B nibs, click here.



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H39. Double Pen Holder
Double Nib Holder
You can insert a nib in each end of this short penholder. A smooth cylinder, not faceted. Interior metal collar, metal grippers. 4.75".

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



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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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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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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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