How to Make a Nib Organizer

Let's kick off the new year getting organized! How many of you have more than a dozen nibs? How many of you like to share the nibs that you have? Perhaps you can use a nib organizer or a pretty way to gift nibs to your favorite calligraphy friend. I have designed this nifty nib organizer and will take you step by step in showing you how to make one (or more) for yourself or for gifting!

Topics Covered: 

  •  How to create a nib organizer
  • How to use the organizer 

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Materials Needed:

  • Printed Supplies List
  • Printed cutting and scoring templates
  • Cardstock and Designer / Scrapbooking paper / Marbled paper
  • Corrugated cardboard 
  • Utility knife
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive 
  • Printed sheets of the Kalli Camp Academy Class Notes for note taking or a notebook

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Weaver Writing Style

 Advance your script repertoire with this whimsical unicase script. Weaver Writing contains only 26 letterforms! Rather than having minuscule and majuscule letters, it has one style of letter with a variable mix of classic "upper" and "lower" case.

This class builds on concepts taught in the Intro to Pointed Pen Uncial class, so we recommend taking that class first. It is found in our Class Archive, and Tier 2 members can access the class here.

Topics Covered:

How to Write in Weaver Writing Style

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Supplies:

  • Weaver Writing Guide Sheet from the handout printed on paper such as Gilbert Bond Practice Paper
  • Pointed Pen Nib Holder of your choice
  • Pointed Pen Nib (Nikko G or your favorite)
  • Ink, Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black
  • Dinky Dip or other small ink well
  • Pencil
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Ink and Wash Part II

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Welcome to Part II of the Ink and Wash Technique series. Ink and Wash (aka line and wash) is a fun way to quickly sketch a landscape scene or a street scene, or in this case, food. It can be as detailed or as loose as you want it to be. It can be just a few quick squiggles or lines to give the suggestion of a person, place, or thing. The idea is get something down on paper quickly and have it look effortless, opposed to labored. The wash part of the technique requires more water in the paint mix and then a series of drying and then laying down more wash to create a layered look to go from light to dark. 

Topics Covered

  • What can you do to make sure something looks like what it should look like
  • Sketching and painting tomatoes

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 Materials Needed

  • Waterproof or water-resistant ink and pointed pen or fountain pen (be sure to use ink that is made for...
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Ink and Wash

jane watercolor Aug 27, 2021

Ink and Wash (aka line and wash) is a fun way to quickly sketch a landscape scene or a street scene, or in this case, food. It can be as detailed or as loose as you want it to be. It can be just a few quick squiggles or lines to give the suggestion of a person, place, or thing. The idea is get something down on paper quickly and have it look effortless, opposed to labored. The wash part of the technique requires more water in the paint mix and then a series of drying and then laying down more wash to create a layered look to go from light to dark. 

Topics Covered

  • How and where to get started when using a large plate of food as your painting inspiration
  • Painting the carrots first and then inking them up
  • Sketching the carrots first and then adding color

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 Materials Needed

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Watercolor Leaves and Florals Pop-up Card

Make a splash of brightly colored leaves and florals to bring a little happy to your work space or send to someone else. We will start with a step-by-step process of creating each of these different designs with watercolors. You’ll learn some special techniques for painting florals, how to give them an extra sparkle with gold paint, and how to get a layered pop-up effect for a 3-D card that will wow the recipient.

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Materials Needed

Pop up dots

EK Success Cutter Bee Precision Scissors

Watercolor Paint Palette

Silver Brush Black Velvet Round Brush Size 6

Princeton Aqua Elite 4850 Synthetic Kolinsky Round Brush Size 6

Strathmore Watercolor Cards and Envelopes, Pack of 10, or

Strathmore Watercolor Cards and Envelopes, Pack of 50

Daniel Smith Watercolors

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Watercolor Charging and Glazing Techniques

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Charging and glazing are two watercolor techniques used for mixing, blending (unifying), diffusing, lightening, adding value, and even making subtle color changes (balancing, adjusting, fixing, etc.)

Have you tried these techniques but ended up with something muddy or dull or opaque? I have a few simple exercises to share that will help you understand the ins and outs of these two techniques and how to apply them to your paintings.

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Supplies:

Round paintbrush (anything that is not thirsty - avoid Neptunes)

Flat / One stroke brush (1/2" - 1")

Transparent watercolors (Any paint that does not cover a black sharpie line will work. If the black line shows more or less, then it is semi-transparent. If the black line is not covered at all, then the paint is transparent. I will have a tutorial on...

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Flower Shower! Watercolor Carnations

Today, we will create lovely carnations that will never wilt. You can use any color of your choice. You can use a wedge paintbrush or a paintbrush with an angled edge. A wedge paintbrush is a must-have in your collection of paintbrushes. I have some suggestions under "Watercolor" (Community) for where to get these brushes. They are often on sale so shop around!

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Supplies:

 Paintbrush:

 - Wedge brush or Triangle brush (ex: Beste or Silver Ruby) 

 - Round brush (size 6 or smaller)

 Paint:

 - Any color that you would like your carnations to be will work (pinks and greens)

 - Paint used in the video: Quinacridone Rose, Hansa Yellow, Serpentine Genuine and if you want to get a nice yellowish green, you can mix Sap Green with Hansa Yellow)

- Watercolor...

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Intro to Pointed Pen Uncial

We've done the first session of monoline uncial, and now you're ready to progress to the next step! In this session, I will introduce you to pointed pen uncial with some warmup exercises. Then, we will go through the script with a pencil, and finally we can ink up a nib! 

Topics Covered

  • Pointed pen uncial techniques

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Materials Needed

  • Guidelines 
  • Pencil (HB or 2B)
  • scrap piece of watercolor paper or scratch paper
  • eraser
  • Nib holder
  • Nib
  • Ink 
  • paper towel 
  • writing pad or stack of copy paper to write on

Homework Challenge 

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcapointedpenuncial on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

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Intro to Monoline Uncial Calligraphy

In session 1, you will learn Monoline Uncial using a pencil (or marker).  The monoline technique is a great way to learn the basic forms of any script. It is also a fun way to change up your writing style using everyday writing tools such as a pencil or marker or fountain pen. In session 2, coming in the next rotation, I will introduce you to pointed pen uncial with some warmup exercises. Then, we will go through the script with a pencil and then ink up a nib! 

Topics Covered

  • How to letter with the monoline uncial script

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available in the class archive. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

  • Guidelines 
  • Pencil (HB or 2B)
  • scrap piece of watercolor paper or scratch paper
  • eraser
  • paper towel 
  • writing pad or stack of copy paper to write on

Homework Challenge for Session 1

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Writing Broad Edge Neuland

Neuland is a German typeface that was designed in 1923 by Rudolf Koch. Because he designed it by directly carving it into metal, the original had a great deal of variety between sizes. I personally love this script because of how expressive it is and how easy it is to play around with it and the different forms of supplies you can use. I drew inspiration from the Neuland typeface and a few exemplars that I have studied from and created a fun way to learn Broad Edge Neuland using parallel pens. We will be staying with 0 degree and 90-degree pen angles, so those who have never tried broad edge calligraphy before will find it relatively easy to learn this script. 

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Topics Covered

  • Supplies needed
  • Writing space and writing zone
  • Body position and hand position
  • Getting...
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