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Cold Wax range now available
A great new range of Cold Wax Products
Now available

Starter Sets now available
Caligpraphy, Starter Sets and all Dip Pen nibs
Now only available at our sister site DipPenNibs.co.uk

Fountain Pen CLeaner now available
Fountain Pen Cleaner
Now available

Roling Ruler reduced
12" Roling Ruler
Now reduced in Price
Last one remaining!

See Zest-it Brush Cleaner in action
with our a new video.

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Make your ownMake your own :-
We have instructional guides to help you make your own
Zest-it Damar Varnish and
Zest-it Clear Painting Medium.


shank and tines of dip pen nibHow to fit reservoirs to Dip Pen nibs.
Fitting a slip-on reservoir to your a dip pen nib will allow you to write for longer ie less need to dip into the ink. If it’s not fitted quite right the ink won’t flow properly.

shank and tines of dip pen nibChoosing Dip Pen Nibs for Drawing.
This guide covers the main parts of a dip pen nib; hand-pressure and choosing your pen nib; different nib tips for drawing and some examples of line thickness from thick to thin lines.

ink blot Ink and its use.
Waterproof or non-waterproof ink; light-fastness/permanence and what it means; pH or acidic/alkalinity; the flow of ink with hints and tips on getting the ink to flow from the nib. The properties of ink and their effect on your work.


Zest-it Products  Zest-it web site.
For help with using Zest-it for either Oil painting, Coloured Pencils or Parchment work, please visit the Zest-it web site.
It has lots of information, hints and tips.

Pounce Pouch  How to use Pounce Pouches.
What Pounce Pouches are for and how to use them to prepare your surface for ink work.
Step-by-step guide with pictures showing you how to pounce to remove any grease from your work surface to allow your ink to flow more readily.

Nib fitted to holder  How to fit dip pen nibs to holders.
Advice on how to fit mapping / tubular shank nibs and straight shank nibs to dip pen nib holders.
Lots of first timers struggle with this so hopefully this guide should help all that struggle with fitting nibs to holders.

Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue 30ml  Pelikan Inks Guide.
A little background on Pelikan Inks - talking about the differences of Pelikan 4001 and Pelikan Drawing Ink A.
Also lists What colours are available in what sizes.


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How to use Zest-it? - Watch our video
How to fit a reservoir to a dip pen nib
How to choose a dip pen nib for drawing
Make your own Damar Varnish
Make your own Painting Medium
Ink and it's use
How to use Pounce Pouches
How to fit Dip Pen Nibs to holders
Pelikan Inks Guide
Pelikan Graphos Nibs Information
Pelikan & Graphos Information
Filling your Graphos Pen

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