[Scriptoris] A question of paper

Meggan Cividanes harperaria at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 6 09:29:49 PDT 2005

Thank you to both ladies who have so kindly responded! However I
believe my question was not clear. The illuminations are already DRAWN,
and the calligraphy done. However, we wish to make copies of them so
that the original black-and-whites are not painted on directly. I am
asking what, specifically, is the kind of paper that Ansteorra uses
when making 'copies' of scrolls for painting?

With Joy in Service,

--- Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- Meggan Cividanes <harperaria at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Greetings!
> >  
> > I have been working on designing some original scrolls as prizes
> for this year's Mooneschadowe
> > Guardian. I, and my compatriot working on the calligraphy, are at a
> loss how ever as to what is
> > the appropriate paper to copy this designs out onto, and where it
> can be purchased. Any
> > suggestions would be very helpful as we are running short of time
> and need to get the scrolls
> > printed/copied and painted! Thank you.
> >  
> > With Joy in Service,
> > Lady Lillias MacGuffin 
> > 
> > 
> My personal favorite is 'Fabriano Artistico' (140lb, hot press), but
> you will have to get it from
> a art supply store - not at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  Hobby Lobby or
> Michaels, check out Arches,
> as Oriana mentioned, or Strathmore.  I prefer a 140lb weight, but
> will take a 90lb weight. Make
> sure the paper states it's for 'use with ink', which will indicate
> it's not specifically for
> watercolor (often a more textured paper).  Also, if you can find that
> it says 'hot press' that
> will give a smoother surface that's good for calligraphy, cold press
> is too textured - ink may
> blead with it.  At Hobby Lobby or Michaels, these papers will likely
> come in a pad, you can
> possibly get a larger poster size sheet, but they tend to get mixed
> up in the bins, so check the
> watermarks.  
> Cheers, Hillary
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