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Introductions / Re: Hello from the UK
« on: October 29, 2018, 07:35:51 AM »
Hi Sue, nice to see you here!

Digital Design / Re: Download all your Instagram data
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:17:02 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Stef!

An ad for fish sauce sure doesn't sound random, Erica.

Have you ever had the experience of following someone you would never have followed? It's happened to me a couple of times. They come up on my feed as people I follow. I check their account and it's completely irrelevant to me and I would never have followed them out of my own volition. It's happened more than a few times, so I don't think I mistakenly added them.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Raised Gilding on Vellum
« on: September 06, 2018, 02:16:03 AM »
Gesso is definitely firmer and will stand up to being between pages than miniatum. Given that the size of your book isn't that large, I think gesso should work fine for your needs. Think of the old days where books and bibles were gilded. These were all done using gesso, not miniatum.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Raised Gilding on Vellum
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:41:30 AM »
I'm not familiar with the brand of gesso you're using, but I wouldn't mix that gesso with miniatum. I suspect that chemically they wouldn't play well together. Why don't you just go with one or the other?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Evacuating Florida because of Irma
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:22:19 AM »
stay safe, Erica

Favorite Resources / Supplies in Italy
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:43:11 AM »
Hi! I wonder if my friends from Italy can help me out. Where would I be able to find calligraphy and art supplies in Venice and Florence? I'm thinking of vintage nibs, handmade papers, inks etc. Or are there any must-visit art supplies stores and museums? Thanks.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: which hand next?
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:50:23 PM »
I'm trying to choose what to learn next too. I love uncials precisely because they're so medieval. I'm also enthralled by blackletter and gothicized italics.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Singapore!
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:51:35 AM »
Hello Ryan. Nice seeing you here

Introductions / Re: Hello from Singapore
« on: December 30, 2016, 07:34:35 AM »
Hi Cheryl, welcome to the Forum. This is Sue, aka oliveleafcalli. :D

Tools & Supplies / Re: Pick a Finetec gold....
« on: December 16, 2016, 07:40:47 AM »
I like Arabic gold, Pearl gold and moon gold. Arabic gold is the richest of the lot while moon and pearl are paler.

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: Holiday Exchange 2016 Lists have been sent!
« on: December 14, 2016, 03:43:12 AM »
Mailed mine out!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Finetec/Nib Recommendations
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:33:10 AM »
I am curious to know what everyone's technique is for mixing water with the Finetecs?
I have been just adding a few drops of water and stirring it up with a toothpick...
Is this what I'm supposed to do?  I've been able to get some nice results so far but
don't know if I am putting in too much or too little water.... 
Sometimes the ink flows, sometimes it doesn't.....

You add water and stir it up with a paintbrush. Then load the paint on the underside of your nib. If it doesn't flow well, it's probably too dry. Add more water.

Spencerian Script / Re: How do you make the loop?
« on: September 01, 2016, 01:20:13 AM »
love your writing.

the most beautiful minimum. really? #9 and #14 are pretty impressive

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