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Tools & Supplies / Re: Noodler's Ink
« on: June 01, 2014, 09:00:45 AM »
Well, who knew??  I adore Noodler's and use it almost exclusively!  I've never had any problems with it.   I have a couple of shades of blue (navy, royal & turquoise) and I use the black all the time!  I've never had problems with any of the colors!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:48:39 AM »
I LOVE the tutorials!  I used them all the time when learning Copperplate (along with the videos on IAMPETH and Youtube)!  I learned a form of Spencerian in grade school (Yes, I'm THAT old!) and was taught that the letters had to be at a 90 degree angle to the baseline.  I always won the handwriting award & practiced for years to have very "vertical" letters.   It's been SO hard to unlearn! I'm presently having lots of trouble with a lower case "i", as I love to make it at a 90 degree angle!  I keep working on it, though!  :D

Thank you for your kind words!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: May 26, 2014, 11:26:57 AM »
Hi!  I'm janisalexandercross on Instagram.  I am self-taught & know that I am doing a lot wrong!  (I don't know why I can't maintain the proper angle!!)  I don't post very often on Instagram, but plan to do more in the future!  Janis

Show & Tell / Re: Illuminated Gothic and Copperplate
« on: April 29, 2014, 10:19:45 AM »
That's so beautiful!!  LOVE everything about it! ;D

Tools & Supplies / Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« on: April 26, 2014, 11:55:31 AM »
I bought some guidelines for Copperplate drawn by Dr. Joe Vitoto (I got them at Paper & Ink Arts).  At the bottom of the page, he indicated:  "Recommended printing on Kodak Brite White Printer Paper".  I couldn't find that locally, but ordered it online.  I liked it alot!  However, it was really pricey!  ($43.59 for 13 x 19 White 20 Sheets/Pack)  I also purchased Hammermill Premium Multi-Purpose paper at Office Depot ($12.29 for 500 sheets)  I find the Hammermill to be perfectly acceptable, as it doesn't "grab" the nib or cause it to wear out too fast! 

Tools & Supplies / Re: Recommend Supplies for Beginners
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:12:27 PM »
Hi, Erica!

How about recommending practice paper, as well?

Contemporary and Modern Calligraphy / Re: Vivaldi Script
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:59:32 AM »
Ken, ALL of your calligraphy is wonderful!  I'm really in awe of your skills!  You clearly are a master craftsman & this newbie loves all of your work!

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