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Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« on: March 12, 2015, 03:28:34 AM »
I found this on Harvest's site and asked her permission to post it this is extremely helpful as she explains in detail how to apply the size (the Instacoll) and the gold leaf! Can't wait to try it once I get my Instacoll ;).

http://www.acornarts.org/videos.html

It's the second video on the site. The introduction to Pointed Pen is also great!
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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 05:41:56 AM »
Thank you, Stefanie, I'll have a look at that later.

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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 09:13:46 AM »
I just watched her video. Very detailed indeed! This will come in handy someday. Thank you, Stefanie, for sharing!
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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 06:56:19 PM »
Yes!  That video is fantastic.  And it makes me want to take classes with Harvest - she's so friendly and such a great teacher.

I also highly recommend those gilding bridges!  I know Rebecca Sinnen makes some, and John Neal Books sells them, too.  I have one I bought from a local woodworker (the husband of a local calligrapher in our society) and it really does make a big difference.

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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 02:16:19 AM »
Really? I have seen other calligrapher's use cotton gloves with the three 'writing' fingers cut open to prevent oils going to the surface but thanks for the tip! You know that Harvest offers online courses? I took two now, they are wonderful!
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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 06:45:34 AM »
It's just that I am a bit hesitant at the moment about buying supplies would love to try it. I bought 2 drying racks from Rebecca, they are great!
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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 02:48:00 AM »
Really? I have seen other calligrapher's use cotton gloves with the three 'writing' fingers cut open to prevent oils going to the surface but thanks for the tip! You know that Harvest offers online courses? I took two now, they are wonderful!

I use cotton gloves with fingers cut out for writing always :D  I don't think the gilding bridge is necessary at all - you can very easily do without.  It is just nice to have.  Like so many of our toys ... :)

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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 03:23:29 AM »
I use cotton gloves with fingers cut out for writing always :D

Wow, you're disciplined!! I'll give it a try. I often use blotter paper as a cussion though, this could be too 'sticky', make my hand not glide though for pointed pen but I don't like using these covering sheets always thanks for the info!

I don't think the gilding bridge is necessary at all - you can very easily do without.  It is just nice to have.  Like so many of our toys ... :)

Haha, so true!!
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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 06:08:24 AM »
I often use blotter paper as a cussion though, this could be too 'sticky', make my hand not glide though for pointed pen but I don't like using these covering sheets always ...

How about a playing card, Stefanie?  I won't pretend that I love it (or often remember to use it!), but the trick does work very nicely.

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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 11:31:06 AM »
thanks for sharing Stefanie!
this is on my to do list to try it out and play with...all the supplies are in the shopping cart!

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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 04:21:24 PM »
I often use blotter paper as a cussion though, this could be too 'sticky', make my hand not glide though for pointed pen but I don't like using these covering sheets always ...

How about a playing card, Stefanie?  I won't pretend that I love it (or often remember to use it!), but the trick does work very nicely.

I'll give that a try, but it hasn't worked so great for me in the past! Thanks for thinking about it though, Andy :)!
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Re: Video by Harvest Crittenden about Gilding with Instacoll
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2015, 04:23:01 PM »
thanks for sharing Stefanie!
this is on my to do list to try it out and play with...all the supplies are in the shopping cart!

Can't wait to see what you'll come up with, Joi ;)! It's really a bit addictive feels like a luxury and very special.
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