Folded Pen Adventures / DuBosch

Item Code: B4249


B4249. Folded Pen Adventures by Carol DuBosch. 2018. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper

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This instruction book teaches how to use the folded pen to write an Italic-based alphabet. You learn how the folded pen works, starting with basic strokes. Follow the model alphabets that give stroke direction and sequence, and then add flourishes to the letters. Next, more vertical and more cursive variations of the basic alphabet are shown, and two new alphabets are introduced: Neuland and Bensgothic (based on Ben Shahn letters). Bleach techniques, color blending, folded pen making, and various forms of the folded pen are presented. Includes many examples of Carol's delightful calligraphy.

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A Clear and Colorful Instruction Book
Dec 16, 2018  |  By Marla K. Brumbaugh
The book has a lot of beautiful examples and quick instructions (32 pages of substantial coated text stock plus a gloss coated cover), but mine came apart from it's two staples by day two of page turning, thus the theee stars. Nothing I cannot fix myself, but not so good all the same. I do love the content!

A unique book
Feb 21, 2022  |  By Maria Bergman
So glad John Neal Books offers this book! There are many fine tips by Carol Dubosch on learning the use of the folded pen. I especially appreciate the info on the modified Pilot Parallel Pens. In addition, Carol Dubosch responded almost immediately to a question I posed to her via email. Highly recommend to anyone learning folded pen.
Owner Response: The Pilot Parallel Pen referred to in the book is FP132. Radius-cut Parallel Pen. The modified nib of this pen has a round shape, like a very small folded pen. There are 6 different sizes.