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Old 05-28-2006, 09:39 PM
Lisa0812 Lisa0812 is offline
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Silver Point Supplies

Hello,

I am looking to purchase a silver point stylus and some of the already prepared paper. I saw the stylus on silverpointweb.com.... but they didn't have the paper. Does anyone know where else to purchase these supplies?
Also, I hear that the paper is simply coated with gesso. Has anyone used this?

Thanks!
Lisa
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:30 AM
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Re: Silver Point Supplies

Hi Lisa,
I haven't used silver point but did look it up and I think you are right
it is just a gesso based that is used.

Also there is a paper premade
( Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated Pastel Paper )
that is used you can see it here
http://www.dickblick.com/zz107/16/

Here is a site you may like to look at for drawings
http://www.biddingtons.com/content/silverpoint.html

And lastly a website that may help locate supplies
http://silverpointweb.com/index.html

Regards Nickel
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:47 PM
Lisa0812 Lisa0812 is offline
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Re: Silver Point Supplies

Hi Nickle,

Thanks for the links!

Lisa
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:09 PM
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Re: Silver Point Supplies

You are most welcome Lisa.
Hope to see your work.
Nickel
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:18 PM
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Re: Silver Point Supplies

Lisa I found some more information on making your own support and a few links to articles about technique.

I found this description to make your own silverpoint support:
Coat smooth, stretched, acid-free watercolor or drawing paper with white gouache.
The gouache can be tinted. Thin gouache to the consistency of cream and apply with wide flat brush using parallel strokes. Wait till dry to draw.
Other coatings for texture support are bone dust, gypsum and chalk, mixed with a glue size.
This is a neat article by a Wetcanvas Member

"Silverpoint Drawing Methods"
Author: Marilyn_Schlueter, Contributing Editor
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/9137/423/

This article says to buy your wire on ebay, of course I should have thought of that.
http://www.online-drawing-school.com/silverpoint.html

Another article site
http://www.sigelhundas.org/classes/silverpoint.shtml


Another Thread at WC for some ideas:

Playing with Silverpoint
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319335

Instruction from Daniel Smith website

Silverpoint on Prepared Board
by Diana Fairbanks
http://www.danielsmith.com/learn/inkspot/200306/
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:19 PM
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Re: Silver Point Supplies

Beatrice, thanks for this information.

Quote:
Silverpoint paper is available through
New York Central Art supplies:
http://www.nycentralartsupply.com

Fabulous source of all things paper
Sennelier makes one but more difficult to access. You have to get in touch with the Paris store.
Or go there.....mmmm a good excuse, no?

Beatrice

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