Supply ListBased on principles of script writing done with a pointed pen, Open-Shaded Script constructs letterforms by describing the swell or shade made by a pointed pen with at least two contour monoline strokes, drawn in the same sequence seen in traditional scripts such as Roundhand or Copperplate. The second stroke of a shade or extension of a hairline acts as a mentor stroke to the previous and is meant to offer gentle correction to curves (if needed) and to suggest the growth of a flourish, flower, leaf, or vine. This is a very portable lettering art form: we can, with any monoline tool and at any moment, study and celebrate these forms with a crayon on the back of a menu, a pencil at the top of a grocery list, a marker labeling a box of memories or home-made treats, or even with a finger in the sand. You’ll enjoy working with the glass dip pen, watching wet ink pool and dry at the end of a stroke, giving your strokes a depth of value.
Glass dip pen, recommended with pen cap to protect delicate tip
Fountain Pen Inks (recommend Ferris Wheel Press sample sizes in colors you’ll enjoy mixing)
Metallic accent inks or pens (metallic white/pearl gelly roll pen or Finetec watercolors)
Transparent marker paper (Bienfang Graphics 360 9” X 12” 100% Rag Marker Pad OR Borden & Riley 9” X 12”
Dinky dips (one for each of your colors)
Brush to load metal- lic inks onto glass nib