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Messages - SueL

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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