How to Clean Brushes

It is important to take care of calligraphy and illustrating equipment. Brushes can last a very long time if they are of a high quality and are cared for properly. If neglected, brushes quickly lose their shape.The most common cause of a brush no longer pointing is the build-up of paint particles in the base…

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How to Fit Reservoirs

Once the nib has been prepared it is important to set it up correctly.  Some nibs are purchased with a reservoir, but reservoirs for the William Mitchell Square Cut nibs and Leonardt Square Cut Nibs are purchased separately and have to be fitted to the nib. Reservoirs are usually made of brass making them flexible…

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Problems writing on a surface?

Some papers ideally need treating before writing to give a sharper, crisper surface. Pounce gives a tooth to smooth paper helping produce crisper letters.Pounce is also used to remove the grease from the paper surface, preventing the ink from spreading. It can help prevent ink from spreading on unsized paper or over an erasure, as…

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Mixing Schmincke Calligraphy Gouache

Schmincke Finest Artists’ Calligraphy Gouache Colours are brilliant and mainly opaque, and their fine consistency perfectly suits the different forms of application in calligraphy.The following guide was taken from a Schmincke Finest Artists’ Calligraphy Gouache product sheet I recently discovered in an old box.You can create as many different colours as you need by using…

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