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Working with Borders

  • April 14, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom


PRESENTER: Barbara Close

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nib)

DESCRIPTION: We are going to be trying out some borders to enhance our calligraphic pages. Some will be letters as borders; some will be floral; some will be gestural. There are so many paths we can take. Join us for a fun afternoon of playing with Borders. Albert Einstein said, "Play is the highest form of research."

SUPPLY LIST (use what you already have): 

  • #4 or 6 round Brush with good tip
  • Watercolors: Prang or tubes (just a few colors)
  • Pencil with good/new eraser tip
  • Broad-edge pens: Speedball C0, C2 or Brause 3mm, Parallel pen 3.8 or 6
  • Felt tip brushes (your choice of colors)
  • Pigma Microns: 02, 08
  • Kitchen Sponge without scrubby (cut to smaller size)
  • Painters tape
  • Practice Papers: xerox/Canson Pro Layout Marker & a few small sheets ofbetter quality papers you already have: watercolor pads,Bristol, Stonehenge, Arches Text Wove
  • 5” x 7” or cardstock “to fit an envelope size”. You can have a card ready to go!
  • Small stamp pad
  • Sakura gel pen
  • Stickles



  1. No fee with registration. Open to members and non-members
  2. Please click on the "REGISTER" button at the top left.
  3. This free workshop will not be recorded. 
  4. Zoom invitation and handouts, if any, will be sent out a few days prior to workshop date. 

If you have any questions, please email sfc.solarnibs@gmail.com.

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

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