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B042. Writing & Illuminating & Lettering (Reprint) / Johnston
B042. Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston. 1906; 2017 reprint. 434pp. 4.75"x7.25 ". Paper

An encyclopedic treatment by the man who revived calligraphy in the 20th century. Much in more recent books is derived from this one. Johnston covers both lettering and illumination, first presenting the tools, methods, models, and practice methods for acquiring a formal hand, and how to use it in creating a manuscript book. The design and use of Versals and color follow, then gilding and illumination. Next are qualities of good lettering and other hands, including Uncials and Italic. The chapter on inscriptions in stone is by Eric Gill.

Originally published in 1906, this is an unabridged republication of the 1946 printing of the 1939 revision.




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DVD62. Illumination: Tools, Materials... / Lovett
DVD62. Illumination: Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects. DVD by Patricia Lovett. 3+ hours.

This dvd is formatted for North American viewing.

This companion DVD to

Illumination: Gold and Colour

introduces the tools and materials and demonstrates them to us in a variety of projects, from easy to more challenging. Techniques are carefully explained in step-by step processes, and there are clear explanations of what to do if things go wrong. Although traditional methods and materials are included, modern adhesives, tools, and materials are also considered for those who prefer a quicker result.



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B4095. Illumination: Gold and Colour / Lovett
B4095. Illumination: Gold and Colour by Patrica Lovett. 2015. 164pp. 8.25"x8.25". Paper

A practical guide to the use of gold and color, both for easy and quick projects using basic materials, and for more involved projects with vellum and parchment, quills, color, gold, and gesso. All lead up to a presentation of the step-by-step stages in gilding and painting a medieval miniature. Instruction boxes make the processes easy to see and follow.



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B3098. Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners
B3098. Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners:The Easy Way to Learn Lettering and Illumination Techniques by Mary Noble and Janet Mehigan. 2008. 256pp. 6.5"x8". Hardcover, concealed spiral

Presents instruction for Uncial, Foundational, Carolingian, Italic, Flourished Italic Copperplate, Gothic, Lombardic Capitals & numerals. Letters are presented in groups of similar forms with ductus and stop-action photos. Final section presents adding metallics and color to letters and pieces using some newer techniques.

REVIEW: These small format hidden spiral hardcover books are very popular. They don't take up area on your work space, and unlike paperbacks, they lie completely flat. No matter how you learn best, there is instruction for you. In this instructional manual each letter is presented individually with ductus, that is the combination of the letter with the little arrows and numbers indicating stroke sequence and direction. For those who like written instructions, this stroke order and direction is put into words as well. And finally there is a three panel strip of stop action photography showing the pen as it constructs the letter. That is not totally accurate. The pen is not actually stroking the letter as there is no ink in the pens used. However, this is actually a visual plus. Because the tip of the pen is not coated in black ink, you can see how more clearly how the the pen is placed on the paper. The letters of each hand are presented in a logical sequence. Generally letters with similar shapes are presented before moving on to other letters of similar shapes. At the bottom of each page, there are one line exercises to develop rhythm & help with spacing.

The hands (alphabets) are also presented in a logical sequence. Uncial is first. Stan Knight has proposed this as beginning alphabet over Italic. Unlike italic, there is no slant to the letters. There is only a majuscule (capital) alphabet to learn. So the student can gain working facility with a basic Uncial alphabet more quickly than italic. From Uncial its Foundational minuscule (lowercase), Roman majuscules, Carolingian, Formal Italic, Flourished Italic Copperplate, Gothic, Lombardic Capitals. They finish up with numbers and the ampersand. Instruction is given only for an upright set of numbers, exemplars are provided for Carolingian and Gothic. You are left on your own for Italic, Copperplate and Lombardic Capitals. If you already own instruction books by Mary Noble and Janet Mehigan that cover these hands, you may already have the material in this book.

There is a thirteen page final section on adding color and gold to calligraphic pieces. The authors present a lot in a few pages only allowing for concise instructions.




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PA26. Strathmore Watercolor Paper (Ready Cut)
500 Series premium watercolor paper that is precision cut into standard size sheets for ready made frames and mats.

140 lb Hot Press Sheets are popular for painting, illumination and illuminated letters. Hot press is a smooth finish allowing very detailed work.

Available sizes:
5"x7" (25 sheets per pack)
8" x 10" (10 sheets per pack)


Made from 100% cotton fiber, this paper is archival, lignin free and acid free.




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S898. Jerry Tresser’s Liquid Gesso
S898. Jerry Tresser's Liquid Gesso.

Use this prepared gesso for manuscript illumination. His special slaked plaster recipe, based on Cennini's centuries-old formula and adjusted to work with Titanium Oxide, is now available in easy-to-use liquid form! (Jerry has used this gesso for his personal work for over 30 years.) It is tinted pink using gilder's bole, the traditional pigment. The gesso comes ready to use with brush or ruling pen. An easy adjustment is made for use with pointed or broad-edged pen or quill - directions are included (never dilute with water). Stir before using to remix the ingredients. It applies smoothly with no air bubbles or pinholes (never shake to remix!). Stored tightly sealed in its liquid form in your refrigerator; it will keep for years. Does not contain White Lead, but instead uses non-poisonous Titanium dioxide for the white pigment.

Choose:
1/4oz jar
1/2oz jar


Information for using Jerry Tresser's Gesso (PDF)

Click here for instructional videos using Jerry Tresser's Liquid Gesso.



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BR47. Raphael Kolinsky 8408 Brushes
Raphael Kolinsky Sable Extra Fine Point Round Watercolor Brush

The same superior quality sable as the 8404 (BR46), but an extra-fine tapered point with a smaller belly for quick, precise strokes. Extremely responsive tip. (The photo shows the shape, but not the size of the brushes)

These bushes are handmade with the finest Kolinsky Red Sable. Multiple hair lengths ensure tightest possible point and a full belly for a high paint load. They have superior resiliency, spring and snap.Recommended by Rosemary Buczek for illumination.

Prices listed are 15% off retail!




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KSCA-2. SCA Illumination Beginners Kit
KSCA-2. SCA Illumination Beginners Kit

This is a basic supply kit to get a new illuminator started in the art.

Kit includes:
1 -- Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheel
1 -- W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush (size 0)
1 -- Finetec Gold Replacement Pan (Arabic Gold)
1 -- Pergamenata 11x14 Pack of 10 shts




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B4120. Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art / Travers
B4120. Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step by Claire Travers. 2016. 80pp. 8.5"x11". Hardcover

This photo-filled guide offers you all the information you need to begin the fascinating ancient art of illumination and then to improve your skills.
Starts with a short history of illumination with photos from medieval masterpieces, then you're introduced to the materials and basic techniques. You learn the proper ways of preparing vellum, selecting pigments, gilding, and using color. Next, the steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail, step by step. Discusses borders, human faces, flourishes, dragons and other creatures, and much more.



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DVD62-PAL. Illumination: Tools, Materials... / Lovett
DVD62-PAL. Illumination: Tools, Materials, Techniques, Projects. DVD by Patricia Lovett. 3+ hours.

This dvd is formatted for non-North American viewing.

This companion DVD to

Illumination: Gold and Colour

introduces the tools and materials and demonstrates them to us in a variety of projects, from easy to more challenging. Techniques are carefully explained in step-by step processes, and there are clear explanations of what to do if things go wrong. Although traditional methods and materials are included, modern adhesives, tools, and materials are also considered for those who prefer a quicker result. USA & Canada: This PAL format DVD will play on your computer but not on your DVD player.



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