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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Turner Acrylic Gouache
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:43:04 PM »
I have used microglaze, and while I had no problem with ink smearing, it did make the envelope look greasy. For this reason I can only use it on white envelopes, and even then it's not fabulous. It still catches the light in a funky way.

Could it be because there is too much of it? From Schin's blog -
"You can use a brush or your finger, I prefer the latter because then I can really feel how much is spread on. A little goes a long way, and I try to spread it as thinly as I can.. because if too much is applied, it looks glossy and weird. It goes on really shiny at first, but eventually itíll turn matt."

http://openinkstand.tumblr.com/post/74256056499/hello-do-you-use-any-type-of-spray-fixative

I haven't tried it personally even though I have a bottle of it, I will try it in the near future and see how it goes!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Turner Acrylic Gouache
« on: April 10, 2015, 03:23:57 PM »
About waterproofing envelopes, I read about a way using Judikins Microglaze:

http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=325.0

http://openinkstand.tumblr.com/post/74256056499/hello-do-you-use-any-type-of-spray-fixative-after-you)

I think that could be a better option as compared to finding a waterproof ink!

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@Fay:  Holy Cow!!  You are SO right!  Thank you for the coupon code!  I just ordered 90 & got the discount + free shipping!  I do love a bargain!!  And, $1.12 is the cheapest I've ever found for the Brause 66EF nib!  It's $1.88 at PIA!  I appreciate your "head's up" regarding the sale!!

Janis

The more you buy the more you save  ::)

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The Brause 66EF is my #1 go-to nib!  I love it so much, I buy 50 at a time (to get the best discount at PIA)!  It makes such pretty thicks & thins!!

If it's time to get more nibs, I've bought 100 recently from Blick Art because they have a 25% code off orders $99 and above, (Code: CDPS), making it just $1.12 each! You just need to buy 90 to make it $100. I thought it was pretty worth it. As you can see I'm quite the bargain hunter...  :P

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Flourish Forum News / Re: HP Premium Choice Laser Jet Sale
« on: April 07, 2015, 05:11:42 PM »
Glad that's working for you now, Janis!  ;D

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Flourish Forum News / HP Premium Choice Laser Jet Sale
« on: April 07, 2015, 02:11:19 PM »
Posted in this in the favorite paper thread but going to post it again in case some miss it -

Officesupply.com is having a sale on those of you who are hooked on the HP Premium Choice Laser Paper - only $9.98 per ream! But shipping is expensive ($7.95 really defeats the purpose of the sale...) so you should get at least 5 to make use of free shipping (>$45)... 2,500 sheets to last for awhile!

http://www.officesupply.com/office-supplies/paper-pads/printer-paper/laser-copier-paper/premium-choice-laser-paper/p20786.html?ref=pla&cid=ad-pla-non-brand&adpos=1o1&creative=49350921753&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KEQjwl_6oBRDHxNGz6ueJufMBEiQAvm_k_qehQ_sGVRAvvcj6pn12NQHoJorcmOd-1ZkLeNUIdNMaAi0x8P8HAQ

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Introductions / Re: Hello from the PNW!
« on: April 04, 2015, 06:18:20 PM »
Welcome Melissa! I am sure you will love it here :)

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« on: April 04, 2015, 10:55:34 AM »
Hey everyone, this site is having a sale on those of you who are hooked on the HP Premium Choice Laser Paper - only $9.98 per ream! But shipping is expensive ($7.95 really defeats the purpose of the sale...) so you should get at least 5 to make use of free shipping (>$45)... 2,500 sheets to last for awhile!

http://www.officesupply.com/office-supplies/paper-pads/printer-paper/laser-copier-paper/premium-choice-laser-paper/p20786.html?ref=pla&cid=ad-pla-non-brand&adpos=1o1&creative=49350921753&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KEQjwl_6oBRDHxNGz6ueJufMBEiQAvm_k_qehQ_sGVRAvvcj6pn12NQHoJorcmOd-1ZkLeNUIdNMaAi0x8P8HAQ

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Tools & Supplies / Re: PIA Hiro 41
« on: April 03, 2015, 08:43:30 AM »
Has anyone had any luck with the Hiro 41 yet since the bad ones from last year? I'm thinking of ordering them... but if not the Hiro 41, are there similar nibs I can use instead?

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Introductions / Re: Hello Flourish Forum!
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:38:13 AM »
Welcome Taylor, you will enjoy it here! Everyone is super friendly and helpful :)

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Hey guys, so I'm currently in Philly on a weekend trip till monday and decided to visit the Parkway Central Library where they're having an exhibition on fraktur. (from Wiki: Fraktur is a calligraphic hand of the Latin alphabet and many of several blackletter typefaces derived from this hand. The word derives from the past participle fractus ("broken") of Latin frangere ("to break"); the same root as the English word "fracture".)

It was so interesting!!!!! They had birth certificates, and many different manuscripts and they were all sooooooo beautiful I was swooning at every single piece. I would recommend it if you're going to be in Philly, it'll only take about an hour or so! It's on till June 14 :)

Pictures are not in the best quality because of the size limit... but hopefully they're still good enough to appreciate!
http://1drv.ms/18QEu96
http://1drv.ms/1Lh8eOi
http://1drv.ms/18QEFkD

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Calligraphy supplies in NYC
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:31:16 AM »
@Fay, thanks for your comments! It's amazing how different stores can price their items, even though they aren't too far from each other and share the same clientele. You should have rewarded your tired footsies with a pedi, which you can get on almost every other block of NYC. :)

I just wish I weren't ticklish! My feet do need some loving but anything that touches them tickles too much!! ;D

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Introductions / Re: Hey, it's another Torontonian!
« on: March 12, 2015, 04:45:52 PM »
Welcome Jae! No shame in being 25 at all :) I love bubble tea I just wish it weren't so unhealthy...otherwise I would have it everyday too!

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Calligraphy supplies in NYC
« on: March 12, 2015, 10:16:10 AM »
Hey there are quite a few stores here like Dick Blick! I also like Da Vinci's. I thought Central Art Supply was slightly pricey, but they have a wider range of nibs there as compared to the others who hold mostly the Speedball nibs, or Tachikawa comic nibs at Da Vinci's. I actually took a day to visit every art store from Lee's Art at 57th to Central Art Supply around 10th, all on foot! I am a bit mad when it comes to comparing prices :P

If you're a student, Da Vinci's and Central Art Supply gives 10% discounts if you show your student card:)

Enjoy yourselves here!!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: March 10, 2015, 11:26:10 AM »
Just went through this whole feed adding everyone... haha! I just created a separate calligraphy account called faylligraphy, pictures to come of my journey with learning calligraphy :)

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