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S738. Shell Gold Tablet
Powdered gold with a gum arabic binder. Comes in a transparent plastic container with a lid. Close lid after use.
Use with a brush or pen to add real gold decoration to manuscripts, scrolls and calligraphic works. Shell gold can complement areas of gold leaf or it can be used alone.

We have discontinued the larger sizes because they did not offer any cost savings. Our small shell gold is approximately 7.5mm diameter x 4mm thick. However, size & weight varies slightly depending on the amount of residual water.

Shell gold prices are based on the worldwide gold market and may be different from what is printed in our catalog.

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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 in to 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 $5.95 (widemouth jar)
6.0 oz (180ml) $12.95

15 oz (450ml) $19.95

60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L), only $75.00.
You save $54.95 (10 six ounce bottles cost $129.50).
Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.

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BR26-S4. W&N SG101 Set of 4 Brushes (4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0)
W&N SG101 Set of 4 Brushes (Sizes: 0000, 000, 00, 0)

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose water color work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability.

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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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S928. Water Gold Size / Roberson
S928. Roberson Water Gold Size.

A traditional size for illumination. Made with natural gums. Paint over the area to be gilded with a brush. Allow to dry, which may take 10 to 20 minutes. While it is still tacky, apply the gold. If the gold size dries out too much, its stickiness can be reactivated by breathing directly over the applied size. Yellow color. Recommended by Georgia Angelopoulos, and a big hit with her class at Legacies.
15ml (1/2 oz)
60ml (2 oz)

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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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SA-I142. Richtone Color Ink Sample Size Jars
SA-I142. Richtone Color Ink Sample Size Jars

These vibrant new inks come in a range of 20 colors. They are pigment-based, and all but one color passed our lightfastness test of two weeks in a south facing window in North Carolina (Peach changed color). They have some water resistance when compared to Higgins Eternal, but are not waterproof like acrylic inks. The ink worked well on a range of papers and pads commonly used for calligraphy. (Rhodia, Boris, and Strathmore 400. These are pigment-based inks. In small, wide-mouth jars. (For full-size, see item I142).

Choose colors: Magenta, Scarlet, Brilliant Orange, Lemon Yellow, Emerald Green, Teal, Midnight Blue, Deep Purple, Bronze (not metallic), Charcoal Grey, Burgundy, Fire Engine Red, Rust Orange, Peach, Golden Yellow, Bright Green, Forest Green, Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Lilac, Avocado, Raspberry, Plum, and Antique Yellow.

Quantity price at 10.

Click here to see a color chart.

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BR27-S3. W&N SG202 Set of 3 Brushes (0, 1, 2)
W&N SG202 Set of 3 Brushes (Sizes: 0, 1, 2)

Made to the same high standards as Series 101, these brushes have an elongated head shape, which gives and extra fine point and greater color-holding capacity. Ideal for fine detail work.

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S455. Gilders Bole Powder
Gilders Bole.

Choose Size: 1/2oz or 1oz

1. Use this powdered color on the back of your sheet to transfer designs instead of graphite.
2. Add some of this powdered color to you mixture when you are making gesso for raised gilding. It tints the gesso and makes any pin holes in the gold much less obvious than with a bright white gesso.

This is the "Armenian Bole" that is listed as an ingredient in the gesso recipes. However, this bole is from France, not Armenia.

"The actual outline drawing was very carefully planned, and drawn, down to the last tiny detail, the final being on tracing paper. I traced this down very carefully on to the prepared vellum using Saral transfer paper. Nowadays I would rub powdered Armenian bole on the back of the tracing instead, as it is non greasy and easier to erase after ink lines have been drawn." Sheila Waters discussing the process she used in her Roundel of the Seasons

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I139. Pearl Ex Pigments
I139. Pearl Ex Pigment Powder (3 grams)

This versatile powder mixes into ink with the addition of water and gum arabic. Or you can add directly to ink to give that ink pearlescence and shine. Pearl Ex creates a metallic effect without being a real metal- it will never tarnish or fade.The different particle sizes produce different effects, from a smooth pearly luster, to a highly metallic sheen.

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on Black Paper

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on White Paper

Choose Color:
Super Copper
Brilliant Gold
Duo Red/Blue
Shimmer Violet
Pink Gold
Grey Lavender
Aztec Gold
Antique Silver
Super Bronze
Solar Gold
True Blue
Super Russet
Pearl White
Rose Gold
Sunset Gold
Sky Blue
Salmon Pink
Red Russet
Misty Lavender
Blue Russett
Apple Green

To make a Pearl Ex ink for calligraphy:
Basic Recipe
Mix 4 parts of pigment with one part gum Arabic (liquid or powder) in a container, add distilled water slowly as you stir until you get the consistency of ink you like.
Exact measurement Recipe
1 teaspoon Pearl Ex pigment
¼ teaspoon gum Arabic (liquid or powder)
1 teaspoon distilled water
Thinner consistency Pearl Ex ink will lie flatter on the paper when dry; a thicker consistency ink (try ½ teaspoon of water) will stand up a bit on the paper when dry, creating a raised effect. Recipe courtesy of Joi Hunt of Bien Fait Calligraphy.

See also I139-S for the Pearl Ex Calligraphy Set of nine 3-gram jars of color good for making ink and three 3-gram jars of powdered gum arabic.

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