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Offline AussieCalligrapherAlex

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« on: May 05, 2016, 10:23:07 AM »
Hi everyone. I'm currently completing my first project. I'm putting cards cut out to the standard photo size into a photo album with engrossers script on them. I have had a hard time finding card that won't feather with the main ink I use (Higgins eternal) even others feather a fair bit. Is there anywhere online that stocks any card and could possibly cut to size? Or should I just use paper?

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Re: Cards
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 10:39:24 AM »
I should suggest to change ink and not kind of paper  ;)
when I go mad because everything bleeds or doesn't work ad I want I go back to gouache.
In my opinion gouache is a sort of universal remedy to all writing problems  ;D ;D
My fav kind is talens and also schmincke' Calligraphy.
and if you want to keep your gouache thin use distilled water.

Higgins eternal is a very good ink with brush or trunk nib but I can't use it with pointed nib.. and I can't undestand way  ???

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Re: Cards
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 12:33:18 PM »
I use it all the time. That and walnut are my favourite. I'll get myself some Gouache and give it a try. Thanks

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Re: Cards
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 07:11:07 PM »
I pretty much always work on watercolour paper these days - you can get very heavyweight paper that's effectively card and takes ink just perfectly. Look for 180gsm or 300gsm hot-press watercolour paper - you should not have trouble finding it in any art shops :) Arches is a good brand, but also expensive. It comes in huge sheets and I trim it down with a steel ruler, a snap-blade knife and a cutting mat - if you want to be super fancy about it ;) 

Also second Katerina's suggestion of gouache! Gouache is so great.

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Re: Cards
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 03:45:16 AM »
Thanks Moya, now I have to find somewhere to get hot press watercolour paper. I know I can get gouache at calligraphysuppliesaustralia

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Re: Cards
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 07:06:53 AM »
Thanks Moya, now I have to find somewhere to get hot press watercolour paper. I know I can get gouache at calligraphysuppliesaustralia

Any art store, brick & mortar or online, should carry it.

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Re: Cards
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 08:08:23 AM »
I've also found that blank business card stock is usually quite ink friendly. I bought a box of business cards without having them printed at a local office supply super store. They've lasted a loooong time.
Check out my steel pen history blog
https://thesteelpen.com/

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Re: Cards
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 07:35:51 PM »
That's cool, that would be fun to leave thank you notes for people with a little flourish on them for when you get exceptionally good service somewhere.