HOW TO MAKE AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT

The following pages give a basic introduction into the techniques, materials and methods for making a traditional illuminated manuscript, or a calligraphy work, on calfskin manuscript vellum. You will find information on page layout, paint pigments, egg tempera, text, display capitals, Celtic knot work, patterns and more.

Page Layout

Page Layout

Page Geometry

Page Geometry

Cross Carpet Page Geometry

Cross Carpet Page Geometry

Colours, Pigment and Paint

Colours, Pigment and Paint

Signs and Symbols

Signs and Symbols

Knotwork

Knotwork

Key Patterns Construction

Key Patterns Construction

Birds: Geometry + Construction

Birds: Geometry + Construction

Triskeles: Geometry + Construction

Triskeles: Geometry + Construction

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