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Ivorine
S1 thin OR thick,
    3-3/4 x 4-3/4" -
$7

S1 thin OR thick,
    7-1/2 x 9-1/2" - $25

 

Synthetic ivory painting surface for oils, watercolors, and acrylics.

  • Translucent, off-white.
  • Used for painting miniatures for 100+ years and proved to be a reliable surface.
  • Can be mounted on acid-free foam core. Use 3-M Photo-Mount or 3-M Vac-U-Mount spray adhesive. These adhesives have been age-tested on Ivorine without adverse effects; other adhesives may chemically interact with the Ivorine.
  • Store in a climate-controlled environment under a weight such as a heavy book. Do not hang in direct sunlight. Tendency to bow and warp if subjected to extreme heat.
  • Suggest washing with bit of dish soap to remove any fingerprints/grease before use.
  • Either side can be used as painting surface.
  • Thickness, 2 sizes available - .018" (thin) and .04" (thick)
  • Sold in sheet sizes noted at left. (sample available)

  • For info on the manufacturing process of ivorine, click here.

  • For general characteristics on ivorine & polymin, see below.

Polymin
ivory or white, 5-1/2 x 8" - $9
ivory or white, 8 x 11" - $19

Synthetic ivory painting surface for oils, watercolors, and acrylics.

  • Translucent, ivory color (S2) and white (S3).
  • Surface-treated plastic.
  • Used in archival applications for 40+ years without degradation.
  • Dimensionally stable, chemically resistant.
  • Dull side recommended as painting surface, although either side can be used.
  • Ivory color has been color matched to antique ivory.
  • White is well suited for bright landscapes and seascapes.
  • Thickness - .006"
  • Sold in sheet sizes noted to left. (sample available)

  • For general characteristics on ivorine & polymin, see below.

Ivorine and Polymin - General Characteristics:

  • Can be cut to size with scissors.
  • Ready to use with any media.
  • Non-absorbent.
  • Avoid fingerprints on surfaces, especially if water-based paints are used. Greasy or oil spots will prevent paint from adhering; wash with dish soap before use if necessary.
  • If surface is too glossy for your particular artwork, gently rub with fine-grain sanding film (see Misc. page); also use sanding film between layers of paint for a smoother look.
  • Can be framed under glass with a mat (any media), but needs a firm backing and should be fastened firmly in frame. Oils can be framed under glass since these surfaces do not need to "breathe" like canvas.

Moonlight Smooth
S4A - $4
*or 5 for $18
($2 savings)

 

Fiber-based paper card for watercolors and acrylics.

  • Opaque, pure white, excellent smooth painting surface.
  • Heavy card, 350gsm (129lb), acid free.
  • Resistant to distortion due to moisture absorption, easy to cut with scissors, stable, rigid, semi-absorbent.
  • Either side can be used as painting surface.
  • Can also be used as rigid backing for Ivorine, Polymin, or photographs.
  • Sold in 6 x 8" sheet, or 5 for $18. (sample available)

Shikishi Board
S9 - $6 (Board only)

S9F - $20 (Board with Frame)

Shikishi boards for water-based mediums and ink.

  • High quality paper mounted on board, trimmed in gold.
  • Often used for sumi-e, calligraphy, and signature boards.
  • Size 4-3/4 x 5-3/8" - white (1 left), creme, silver, and gold
  • Size 4 x 5-7/8" - white
  • 1/16" thick

Shikishi board frames.

  • Decorative frames for shikishi board display; board of your choice included.
  • Also trimmed in gold like the boards.
  • Various colors available; please inquire.
  • 8 x 7"

Kelmscott Vellum
S5 - $32


Fine quality calfskin for oils, watercolors, and acrylics.

  • Manufactured by same method for 200 years.
  • Made to simulate ivory.
  • Thickness - .02" (.5mm)
  • 5 x 7" sheet (sample $8 - 2-1/2 x 3-1/2")

Alumina Ceramic
S11 - see prices to right

 

Surface for all media.
  • Aluminum oxide, fairly unbreakable.
  • White, opaque, rigid, cannot be cut.
  • Sizes/thicknesses noted below.
  • A form of this material is used in kiln linings, another form used on the space shuttle - hence, storing in high temperatures is no problem!
    2" square, .04" thick - $6
    4" square, .024" thick - $22
    4.5" square, .025" thick - $25

Lumasurface
S10 - see prices to right

 

Surface for all media.
  • Form of fiberglass, fairly unbreakable.
  • White semi-transparent, resembling translucence of ivory or thin vellum.
  • Acid free, rigid.
  • Thickness - about 1/16"
  • Has been slightly sanded for better grip. If further sanding desired, use 600 sand paper.
  • Paint on matte side, not shiney side which contains wax.
  • Mounting unnecessary and not recommended, since glue may affect color of surface and show through. Place white opaque backing behind when framing.
  • These sizes below are available; custom orders welcome--any size including larger and oval/round.
  • Cannot be cut with scissors. (sample available)
    2 x 3" - $3 3 x 5" - $6
    3 x 3" - $4 4 x 5" - $7
    3 x 4" - $5 4 x 6" - $8

Smoothcard
S8 - $4

 

Adhesive-backed card.

  • Opaque white.
  • Lightweight card, 250gsm, acid free.
  • Provides reflective backing and rigidity to art work.
  • Adhesive is permanent so art work cannot be repositioned.
  • Peel thin paper from the matte side of card to expose adhesive.
  • Sold in 6" x 8" sheet.

Art Board - Smooth
S6 - $2/ea, or 5 for $9


Gessoed art board for oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, chalk, pencils, and pen/ink.

  • Opaque, pure white.
  • Smooth-faced, double-primed, acid free and ready to paint.
  • Good for rub-out painting techniques.
  • Thickness - 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Price: 4 x 6" & smaller - $2/each, or 5 for $9.
    *Can be cut to any size, as small as 2x2". Call for quote on larger sizes.
  • See Frames page for frame with gessoed art board offer.

Art Board - Hand Gessoed
S10 - $1/ea, or 5 for $4
* only small pieces/lengths left,
no larger than 2-3"; can be cut to size.
If interested, give me a call.
Thx Nancy (301-977-2190)

Gessoed art board for oils and acrylics.

  • Hand gessoed masonite - 3 coats gesso, hand-sanded between coats, finished with final coat of acrylic matte medium tinted with raw umber dry pigment.
  • Less smooth than S6 above, has slight tooth.
  • Thickness - 1/4" (6.35mm)
  • Price: $1/ea, or 5 for $4. Only small pieces/lengths left 2-3".

Piano Keys
PKA - $5
PKB - $12
PKT - $3


Antique ivory piano keys, polished. (sizes may vary slightly)

               PKA     PKB   PKT

 

  • Legal in U.S.
  • PKA, Head Standard, 7/8 x 1-7/8"
  • PKB, Head Jumbo, 5/8 x 3-7/8"
  • PKT, Tail, 1/2 x 4"

Porcelain Inserts
Glazed
(one is bisque)

Oval Porcelain
S-BO218 - $2 (bisque)
S-GO134 - $3
S-GO112 - $3
S-MC6781 - $2
S-MC6682 - $2
Round Porcelain
S-GR2 - $3
S-GR134 - $2

Porcelain with Cinch Mounts
(porcelain can be removed from
mount to paint)

Round FRC-2CMVSR1
   1-1/4" w/1 cinch mount - $12
Round FRC-SR2
   1-7/8" w/2 cinch mounts - $12
Oval FRC-2CMV2
   1-3/8x1-1/4" w/2 cinch mounts- $14

Ivory Insert (mammoth)
S-BToval,
1x3/4" - $10


Porcelain Items
(click images to enlarge)

MC4126 Bookmark, 4-3/8x1-1/8 - $6
MC4702 Scalloped edge brooch,
    1-7/8 round - $5
MC
6199 Oval brooch, 2-1/2x1-5/8 - $5
MC6364 Palette brooch, 1-7/8x1-3/8 - $5
MC6319 Oval pendant w/metal rim,
   1-3/4x1-1/2 - $6
MC5546 Lg box, 2-1/4Wx1-1/4D - $6
MC4201 Sm box, 1-1/4Wx1/2D - $4

  


   

       
 

Porcelain Settings
See these metal settings on Frames page; some come in both gold & silver.
Also, try ivorine, polymin, or another thin surface and cut to size to fit in a pendant/brooch setting.

For S-GO112 (1-1/2 x 1-1/8)
FE45650 pendant/brooch - $7
FE45680 pendant - $7
FPJB67 pendant - $8
FNA150 pendant - $6
FPJC71 pendant - $9
FE45263 pendant - $8



For S-MC6781 (1 x 11/16)
and
BToval (1 x 3/4)
FE45651 brooch- $10
FPJC84 pendant - $8
FE45505 pendant - $3
FE45905 pendant - $8

 

For S-MC6682 (5/8 x 7/16)
FE45104 pendant - $6
FE45661 pendant - $7
FE45640 pendant - $3

 

For S-GO134 (1-3/4 x 1-1/2)
FB22E frame - $60
(FB22 photo is on Frames page)

 

 
Settings for GO112, porcelain oval



Settings for MC6781 porcelain & BToval ivory


Settings for MC6682, porcelain oval

Bone Boxes
(cow bone)
Interesting surface for
painting or scrimshaw

   
BT1 - Stamp Dispenser
1-5/8" high, 1-1/2" wide
$23
BT2 - Small Round Box
1" high, 1-1/2" wide
$20
   
BT9 - Round Box w/Bead Top
1" high, 1-1/2" wide
$24
BT4 - Large Round Box
w/Wicker Carving
1" high, 2-5/8" wide
$36
   
BT10 - Tall Round Box
1-1/2" high, 7/8" wide
$24
BT5 - Small Rectangular Box
3/4" high, 1-1/4" wide, 2-1/2" long

$25
 
BT7 - Small Rectangular Box
w/Fancy Lid
7/8" high, 1-1/4" wide, 3-1/8" long
$32
BT8 - Letter Opener
1" wide, 6-3/4" long
$18

MiniArt Supply, 301-977-2190, nancy@miniartsupply.biz