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Shinah Chang


Learn more about Shinah and Crooked Calligraphy at http://www.moderncalligraphy101.com and http://www.crookedcalligraphy.com.

No BS Starter Kit
These items have been put into a kit (K127) that is listed below.

H23. Hunt Oblique Holder
I70. 1oz. jar Moon Palace Sumi Ink
N113. Nikko G Nib
P25. JNB Practice Pad 8.5"x11" (20 sheets)

Modern Calligraphy 101
These items have been put into a kit (K125) that is listed below.

(H129) Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight) 
(I70) Moon Palace Sumi Ink 
(S844) 1/2 ounce Clear Plastic Jar
(N113) Nikko G Nib 
(N90) Brause Steno Nib 361 

 

Fun Extra Supplies:

(H50.) Blackwell Wood Holder
(H89.) Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder 
(N82.) Hiro Crown Nib (#41) 
(N70.) Brause 66EF Nib
(I38.) Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
(I59.) Winsor Newton Calligraphy Ink (Blue Caps)
(I16.) Iridescent Calligraphy Ink 
(S741.) Finetec Artist Color Gold Set
(P25-REAM) Ream JNB Practice Paper 8.5x11 
(P87.) JNB Deluxe Lined Black Paper

(N77). Hunt 101 Nib 
(N154). Pointed Nib Sampler
(I139). Pearl Ex Pigments 
(I85). Gum Arabic Powder
(S769). Mechanical White Lead Pencil
(S705). Plastic Eyedroppers. Pkt of 5
(S1044). Laser Square & Mat
(S1040). Soap - The Calligrapher's Magnetic Stirrer

 



K127. No BS Starter Kit
K127. No BS Starter Kit

Kit created by @crookedcalligraphy for starting modern calligraphy.

Contains:
1x H23. Hunt Oblique Holder
1x I70. 1oz. jar Moon Palace Sumi Ink
1x N113. Nikko G Nib
1x P25 JNB Practice Pad 8.5"x11" (20 sheets)




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K125. Modern Calligraphy 101 (@crookedcalligraphy)
K125. Modern Calligraphy 101 Kit

This kit contains the items needed for Modern Calligraphy 101, taught by Crooked Calligraphy (Shinah).
Kit includes:
H129 Dual Use Workshop Holder
I70 Moon Palace Sumi Ink 6 oz
S844 1/2 oz jar (x 2)
N113 Nikko G nib (x 2)
N90 Brause Steno nib (x 2)




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H129. Dual-Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)
H129. Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)

This inexpensive holder serves as both a straight holder and an oblique holder! Just remove the flange to use as a straight holder. The brass oblique flange is tilted to decrease the angle of the nib to the paper, making your upstrokes less likely to catch on the paper. Perfect for workshops and beginners; we are happy to offer this exceptional holder at a very reasonable price.



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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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S844. 1/2 ounce Clear Plastic Jar
S844. Widemouthed Plastic Jar.
1/2 oz (15ml).
These jars are approx. 1.25"x1.25".
Great for mixing and storing color or ink. Wide mouth works well for dipping pointed and broad-edge pens.

Refills for S853. Jumbo Dinky Dip.



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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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N90. Brause Steno Nib 361
N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361).

The Brause Steno is also called Brause 361 or the Blue Pumpkin nib, from its rounded shape and blue color. It look likes and basically writes like the Hiro 40 (also called Blue Pumpkin), but the Brause Steno is stiffer, better made, and gives thinner hairlines and is more beginner friendly. Some calligraphers find it also holds more ink than Hiro 40 and that it works better with thicker inks like sumi and not as well with thinner inks like Pelikan 4001. The Brause Steno has moderate flex, and needs but a little pressure for shaded strokes. While suitable for Copperplate, it may be now used more often for Modern Calligraphy. Excluding the "G" pens, Brause Steno nibs last much longer than most other current pointed nibs.

This nib is in the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 & N117-1).

Quantity prices available at 10 & 50.



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H50. Blackwell Wood Holder
Blackwell Oblique Pen Holder

A remarkably simple design that holds most pen points for
Spencerian and copperplate. Finely crafted wood holder with a sturdy brass oblique arm. This penholder is designed to hold the nib at a less steep slant angle for ease of upstrokes. Also available with a plastic holder. Works with small nibs such as the Brause 66ef and almost all other nibs.

(Works with most all nibs except the very largest vintage nibs and crowquill nibs.)

Click HERE for Pitch-angle and roll-angle graphic for Blackwell holders



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H89. Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder
This holder from Japanese company Tachikawa is a high-quality, lightweight wood. The holder has a rubber finger grip and uses the plastic collar system to hold the nibs. It will hold the following broad edge nibs: Mitchell, Speedball, Tape, Tachikawa. It will not hold Brause nibs; they are too loose.

One neat feature: this holder has a plastic cap to fit over the nib (and the cap can be posted while you are using the holder!). That way, you can leave the nib in the pen and not worry that it will get damaged.

Total length (excluding cap) is 5.75 inches, width is about 1/2 inch thick.

Made in Japan.



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N82. Hiro Crown Nib (#41)
Large, durable nib appropriate for writing at x-heights of 3/16" to 1/8". Thicker hairlines than the Hiro #40, but is exceptionally smooth gliding. Moderately thick swells.



Your Price $0.95

N70. Brause 66EF Nib
EF66 Brause pointed-pen nib

A very popular and versatile nib for Copperplate and Modern Calligraphy. It is very flexible and can provide great contrast between thin and thick strokes. Moderate pressure will produce swells, and by pressing harder, bold strokes are possible. With its fine hairlines, the nib works for very small writing, to a 1/8-inch x-height. This nib is of consistent manufacture (defective nibs are rare). It tends to catch less on upstrokes than other extra-fine pointed nibs, making it more suitable for papers with some texture. This nib is well-suited for intermediate and advanced calligraphers, but it is not recommended for beginners. Because of its shape, it is also called Arrow Nib.

Linda Schneider’s favorite pointed nib is the Brause 66EF. It is the one she uses most often; she says it is "tiny, but mighty." She notes how it writes longer on one dip than most larger nibs (it may be small, but it holds a lot of ink) and that its flexibility allows for especially nice thicks. With the Brause 66EF she can get the "tiniest of hairlines and beautiful swells."

The nib’s shaft has a tight curvature and needs a specially adjusted oblique holder. These oblique penholders are available adjusted specifically for the Brause 66EF:
H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H96. Black Oblique Plastic Holder (Comfort-Grip)
H130. Blue Oblique Plastic Holder (Comfort-Grip)

The nib’s tip can be clipped and polished to produce a narrow, very flexible, broad-edged nib (See page 35 of Bound & Lettered 12.3 for instructions).

See Tabellae Ansata issue 2.4 for an article that discuss the characteristics in detail of the various pointed nibs.



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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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I59. Winsor Newton Calligraphy Ink (Blue Caps)
Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks (Blue Caps)

If you are looking for colored calligraphy inks for your fountain pens, try these non-clogging, pigmented inks both for dip and fountain pen use. They are suitable for dip, fountain pen, and brush. Unlike dye-based fountain pen inks, these are more opaque, more brilliant and more lightfast. Since they are pigmented, you can mix the colors. The first six colors are a double primary palette, for mixing clean colors. 30ml bottle.

Colors: Lemon Yellow, Winsor Yellow, Scarlet, Crimson, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Leaf Green, Green, Indian Red, Sepia, Black, Yellow Ochre, Blue-Black, Violet.

See item I60 for White, Silver, Gold, and Matte Black WN Calligraphy Ink



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I16. Iridescent Calligraphy Ink
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy Colors

These are great. These colors flow out of a broad edge pen like ink. 1oz glass bottles with dropper top. Colors can be mixed. Truly waterproof when dry. The manufacturer says they are lightfast. Copperplate Gold is the most popular color (Copperplate Gold is listed here as "Gold").

Use rubbing alcohol to thin for better flow in your pens.

I16-S12. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy Colors Set of 12, Set 1 color chart

I16-S12M. Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors Set of 12 Metallic Colors, Set 2 color chart



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S741. Coliro (Finetec) Artist Color Gold Set
Finetec (Coliro) Mica Gold Color Set
Fine-tec Mica Artist Color Set

Set of 6

Made of mica, a natural product that offers a wide variety of metallic shades, from gold and silver to iridescent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a brush. Ideal for creating special effects and highlighting. Can be blended. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc. Colors: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver.

S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set color chart

I love writing in gold with the Finetec gold palette. - Bev Allen, BC, Canada 30 Oct 13

Finetec is changing the name of its metallic, pearl, & moiré colors to Coliro. The paints are not changing, just their name.

Other Finetec:
S766. Moire colors
S767. Pearl colors
S968: 12 colors (smaller pans)
S1000. Single Color Pans
S1009. Stormy Night
S1010. Rainbow
S1011. Under the Sea
S1012. Sunrise
S1014. Pastel Garden
S1019. Banana Split
S1029. Peacock
S1056. Happy Birthday
S1060: Mermaid
S1068: Autumn
S1072. Galaxy




Your Price $33.00

P25-REAM. Ream JNB Practice Paper 8.5x11
JNB Practice Paper Ream
8.5"x11". Approximately 500 sheets.

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges) For pointed pen, thee smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb. bond).

Ream is packaged in a box for easy storage.
For an 11"x17" version of this paper, see item P20.



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P87. JNB Deluxe Lined Black Paper
P87. JNB Deluxe Lined Black Paper

A very smooth, black paper that accepts ink well and is great for pointed pen work. Instead of solid lines, black dots are used to create subtle lining that can be seen close-up when writing but that is not easily visible at a distance. Solid printed lines can sometimes create noticeable "lines" in your lettering where the printed line has repelled the ink; using dots minimizes this problem. 80lb. text /120gsm. 9"x12" pad.


*Click on picture to see the larger image that shows the dotted lines*

Choose size:
50 sheet pad
100 sheet pack (loose sheets)



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N77. Hunt 101 Nib
Hunt 101 Imperial.

A very steady and durable nib, the Hunt 101 is a great choice for projects that require larger writing with x-heights above 1/4". It can be used on most paper surfaces, though it can have a tendency to catch on the upstroke when used on a rougher surface. The Hunt 101 requires firm and deliberate pressure to open swells, while its strength and steadiness makes it an ideal selection for student practice. Bronze finish.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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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
Leonardt 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

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

Super Russet and Red Russet have been discontinued.

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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I85. Gum Arabic Powder
I85. Gum Arabic Powder

Add 7 parts distilled water to one-part powder or add to bottled ink directly.

Choose:
1oz
4oz



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S769. Mechanical White Lead Pencil
Use this fine line (0.9mm) white lead mechanical pencil to draw guidelines on dark paper - then brush off the lines! Similar to the soapstone pencil, but this white pencil lead has a sharper edge, creating a thinner line that is easier to remove.

Each pencil comes with nine 0.9mm leads.

Fons & Porter brand.



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S705. Plastic Eyedroppers. Pkt of 5
Plastic Eyedroppers with Rubber Bulbs. Pkt of 5 droppers. Use for measuring and color mixing. Overall length approx. 2.75" (7cm). Made in the USA.


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