As with anything we do we always try to put the PM spin on it, Mark Making falls into this perfectly. Join us and our Arty Friends as we explore all the ways to expand your visual vocabulary through mark-making. Click below for the full playlist and check back we add to the playlist as we add to the library.
Developing any new skill requires fundamentals and practice. As a request in our Facebook group to demonstrate calligraphy and/or fancy script writing we sat down to think about the best ways to go about doing so. Those conversations then led us (mainly P) to something she in fact had already in process, mark-making. You may ask what that has to do with writing and we answer “EVERYTHING”.
Taking what was created last week during our start of Mark Making with Calligraphic lines, Pencil, Charcoal, Crayons, Watercolor, and more to the Gel Plate. Using the 5×7 gel press plate we will be using the little zine books on the plate. Some of them we have been filling all week with more practice marks and even trying out new techniques with the gel plate.
After a quick review of last week with brush holding to create calligraphic lines and continuing on the Gel Plate. Using various gel press plates we will be using printed marks, inked lines, the stylus, and brushes. A few techniques P worked out after last week’s stream will be highlighted in this session.
Last Sunday ended with stencils and now we will dedicate the entire stream to mark-marking with stencils. P now has SEVEN gel press plates she will be using along with stenciling directly onto prints and brayer offs. As we often do the techniques P showed and others from last week’s stream will be highlighted in this session.
Calligraphy Ink Set | Calligraphy Set Includes 15 ml Black Ink, Blue Ink, Red Ink, Green Ink, Purple Ink, and Orange Ink https://amzn.to/3iWow4B
Easyou Hukaiwen Chinese Calligraphy Black Ink Liquid Ink for Japanese Chinese Traditional Sumi Calligraphy and Painting 250ML(8.8 OZ) https://amzn.to/3ax3nct
Princeton Snap White Synthetic Paint Brush Set for Acrylic and Watercolor, Includes 4 Paint Brushes https://amzn.to/3oTt7s1
PENS AND NIBS starter sets
Speedball Calligraphy Pen Set – 1 Penholder w/ 4 Nibs, 2 Pen Tips -https://amzn.to/3FGbUrM
Glass Dip Pen – https://amzn.to/3DC24p
PENCILS (Watercolor and Water Soluble) Albrecht Durer 12 Watercolor Pencil Set Tin – https://amzn.to/3mFZEAv
Sargent Art 22-7273 Watercolor Pencil Set, 50 Vibrant Colors – https://amzn.to/3sVwHSl
Derwent Colored Pencils, Inktense Ink Pencils, Drawing, Art, Metal Tin, 24 Count (0700929) – https://amzn.to/3gKFTnQ
Stabilo-All Pencils, Black (Black) – https://amzn.to/3v4RIuO
CHARCOAL Wolff’s Carbon Pencil Set (442159) https://amzn.to/3iUmRfy
PAPER Hammermill Printer Paper, Premium Color 32 lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 – 1 Ream (500 Sheets) – 100 Bright, Made in the USA https://amzn.to/3m2iAXg Apadana Acid-Free Unbuffered White
TISSUE PAPER 30 Sheets 15 X 20 Inches Both of us love this tissue paper not only is it super to gel print with, but it is also superior to standard tissue paper in taking color sprays and for ruching creating a lovely paper ruffle. https://amzn.to/3jpkHUh
Chinese Japanese Calligraphy Practice Writing Sumi Drawing Xuan Rice Paper Without Grids 100 Sheets/Set – 34 x 68 cm (13.38 x 27.77 inch), Half Sheng Shu https://amzn.to/3tDOqxt
WATERCOLORS Pelikan Opaque Watercolor Paint Set, 24 Colors Plus Chinese White Tub Great brand P has been using since college (80’s ish) This is one of the many they offer we can list others if you are interested let us know. https://amzn.to/3m13G3jTalens
Another great brand of watercolors is another great brand and is available in both transparent and opaque.
CRAYONS Ranger Tholtz Set #3 Distress Crayon Set #3 Neutrals – 6 crayons https://amzn.to/3DvmNe4
AMERICAN CRAFTS VICKI B ART CRAYONS #3 -NEUTRL, Multicolor https://amzn.to/3DxKylS
Highly Recommended by P for getting started with Calligraphy Calligraphic Lettering With Wide Pen & Brush (Used Copies Available) https://amzn.to/30oxotn
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