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Linda Schneider Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy

Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy - All Skill Levels
Teacher: Linda Schneider

Class Supplies
  • Paper (P53)
  • Pencil (S142)
  • Eraser (I prefer the grey kneaded eraser) (E09)
  • Pointed brush marker (recommending the Pentel "Touch" SES15-NA Brush Markers, watercolor flexible tip any color or colors. I love these markers; they work like a pointed pen.) (M97)
  • One warm grey small PITT Faber-Castell brush pen marker (M43)
  • Layout paper – semi-transparent layout paper, suggested Borden and Riley Boris Layout Paper, any paper that works well with pen and ink. (P09-100)
  • Optional Supplies
    • Pointed pen with your favorite nib and ink (N154, H114, I70)

    P53. Rhodia Blank Pad (Unlined)
    P53. Rhodia Blank Pad (Unlined).
    Blank Sheets. 8.25"x11.5" (Sheet Size). Black Cover.

    Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. The pad is staple-bound. 80 sheets.

    Also available as Lined Pad (P54) and Graph Pads (P55, P56).

    Your Price

    S142. Design Drawing Pencils
    Design Drawing Pencils
    Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.

    "6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B.

    Your Price

    E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
    Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

    Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines fom a white lead mechanical pencil.

    Your Price

    M97. Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip
    M97. Pentel Fude Sign Pen Brush Tip Marker
    This pen’s brush-like tip is great for quick, fun writing. Linda Schneider uses it for pointed pen scripts such as Copperplate and Spencerian. Grace Song calls it the Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen and calls it "a great beginner brush pen." Water-based ink.

    M97. Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip color chart.

    Linda's comments:
    "...resembles the same calligraphic line as a nib with the pointed pen. The Pentel pen is easy to carry in a purse or pocket, unlike so many other brush markers on the market. Wonderful to practice lettering outside your studio without having to carry your pen, ink, water etc. I am encouraging calligraphers to write anywhere, anytime, anyplace, like at restaurants (a thank-you with the waiter's name on it), anywhere on the go, on location, even on an airplane."

    Linda's comments on the new colors:

    "I love, love, LOVE the new colors of the Pentel Sign Pen brush marker!!!! I recommend them to anyone interested in pointed pen, whether a beginner or professional, to carry one on them at all times while out of the studio, either to practice or to write notes of thanks."

    Linda Schneider, author of Designing Faces, Figures, Florals and More: Contemporary Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy (B3209). These markers will be featured in her forthcoming book Script Lettering and Design: Anywhere, Anytime, and on Anything (B3959).

    Your Price

    M43. Pitt Brush Lettering Pens
    M43. Pitt Brush Lettering Pens.
    These brush pens are pigmented, acid-free, and the individual colors are rated for lightfastness, just like your tubes of gouache and watercolor. Because they dry waterproof, you can letter over them without bleeding. Linda Schneider loves using them to write pointed pen scripts such as Copperplate and Spencerian - with a brush marker!

    Colors available:
    Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Light Yellow Glaze 104, Scarlet Red 118, Warm Grey 1 270, Cadmium Yellow 107, Black 199, Leaf Green 112, Orange Glaze 113, Phthalo Blue 110, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Sanguine 188, May Green 170, Chromium Green Opaque 174, Cream 102, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Green Gold 268, Ivory 103, Red Pale Geranium Lake 121, Sky Blue (Smalt Blue) 146, Crimson 134 and Cobalt Blue 143.

    Your Price

    P09-100. Boris Layout Pad 100 Sheets
    Borden & Riley's Boris Layout Pad
    Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37). 100 sheets.

    A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended. No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes, and for copperplate for reproduction. Our most popular pad. From Borden & Riley.

    Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

    For tracing, Cotton Comp pads are recommended. Cotton Comp is easier to see through than the Boris Layout Pad.

    Formerly P10-100, P11-100, & P12-100

    Your Price $20.29

    N154. Pointed Nib Sampler
    N154. Pointed Nib Sampler

    This nib sampler contains one each of our most popular pointed nibs:

    Brause 66EF
    Brause Rose
    Brause Steno
    Gillott 303
    Gillott 404
    Hunt 22
    Hunt 101
    Tachikawa G
    Leonardt Principal EF
    Nikko G
    Zebra G

    For a sampler that includes all of our pointed nibs, see item N117.

    Your Price $19.60

    H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder
    H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder.

    The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.
    The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.
    The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version, but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.
    The Zanerian Wood Holder is made using the same wood (and colors) as the Ornamental version. The Zanerian design is a very slim shaft with a small finial on the tip.

    Each style has the standard brass flange (fitted for the Nikko G nib) and overall length of 6.5-6.75".

    Quantity discount for 12 or more.

    Your Price $19.95

    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 (widemouth jar)
    6.0 oz (180ml)
    15 oz (450ml)
    60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L) -- Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three!

    Your Price $5.95

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