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The Calligraphy Edit: New Lettering Kit

The Calligraphy Edit: New Lettering Kit

You will have so much fun exploring different styles of Faux Calligraphy with Manuscript’s NEW lettering kit.  Designed specifically to give you a taste of so many different types of hand lettering; this set is full to the brim with much-loved Manuscript pens to explore a range of lettering styles.

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July's Artist of the Month... Sharifa Shaikh

July's Artist of the Month... Sharifa Shaikh

Manuscript are proud to announce it's latest Artist of the Month - Sharifa Shaikh! Hooked by lettering since childhood, Sharifa has always had a passion for art and design from a young age. We spoke to Sharifa to find out all about her creative journey. 

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Celebrate National Children’s Art Week with Shimmer Dots

Celebrate National Children’s Art Week with Shimmer Dots

We’re delighted to mark Children’s Art Week 2020 (29th June – 19th July) with the launch of our new Shimmer Dots range, the latest addition to our popular Lionheart Collection. 

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How to Prepare your dip nib

How to Prepare your dip nib

A Potato. Washing up liquid. A Lighter. A Toothbrush. Some might say that this is a rather random list. And we would have to agree.

It is also a very useful shopping list if you’re wanting to experiment with ‘cleaning’ your Manuscript nibs. Sure, your nibs look ‘clean’ when you buy them. But if you’re struggling to get a smooth flow of ink it maybe because of an oily (but important) residue left over from our exacting manufacturing processes.

Due to the very nature of many nibs being made from steel they can rust if we as Manufacturers do not properly coat the nibs for finishing and storage. Manuscript’s Leonardt nibs are dipped in various finishes which in turn leave an invisible residue on the nibs which can interfere with the flow on ink.

So if you’re having problem with ink flow the solutions to removing that residue are simple. A potato. Washing Up Liquid. A Lighter. Or a Toothbrush and toothpaste. You don’t need ALL the shopping list. Just one of these items will sort your nibs out so they are primed for continuous ink flow.

Read on and decide which methods you want to try out…

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How to to create your own watercolour flowers!

How to to create your own watercolour flowers!

Looking for an exciting step-by-step project? Our June Artist of the Month Anni Engel has put together this fantastic watercolour project for you to follow with Manuscript product! This beginner friendly tutorial is perfect for those just getting started in lettering!  

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June's Artist of the Month... Anni Engel

June's Artist of the Month... Anni Engel

Manuscript are proud to announce it's fourth Artist of the Month - Anni Engel. With a Health Sciences background, Anni has always had a passion for art and design from a young age. We spoke to Anni to find out all about her creative journey. 

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Step-By-Step Process to Create a Quill Flourish

Step-By-Step Process to Create a Quill Flourish

Looking for an exciting step-by-step project? Our May Artist of the Month Kanika Sachdeva has put together this fantastic Quill Flourish project for you to follow with Manuscript product! 

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#SaySomethingSpecial With Manuscript

#SaySomethingSpecial With Manuscript

With so many people forced apart due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is now more important than ever to keep connected with loved ones. Sometimes, the simplest messages can mean so much to others in challenging times, that’s why we’d like to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in our #SaySomethingSpecial campaign.

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May's Artist of the Month... Kanika Sachdeva

May's Artist of the Month... Kanika Sachdeva

Manuscript are proud to announce it's third Artist of the Month - Kanika Sachdeva. With a civil engineering background, Kanika has always had a passion for art and design from a young age. We spoke to Kanika to find out all about her creative journey. 

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Mahima Tiwari - Watercolour Step by Step

Mahima Tiwari - Watercolour Step by Step

Looking for an exciting step-by-step project? Our April Artist of the Month Mahima Tiwari has put together this fantastic watercolour project for you to follow with Manuscript product! 

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