The Store
Art Prints, Medieval Reproductions & Color Making Kits

by
Randy & Ann Asplund

See individual art pages in Galleries to find out if a print or original is for sale

Important Information:

* Not all items are always in stock. Please email first to check availability.
* When a Print is available for a particular painting, it will say so under the image.
* Medieval Reproduction tools and other items are made one at a time by hand. For some items like pottery or quill knives, each one is a bit different, so I photograph them and offer them only after they have been made. Therefore, the one you see on this web page will be the one you are ordering.

Placing An Order:
* Please contact me via email with your items and confirm that I have them. I will reply and let you know the cost of the item(s) plus tax and mailing.
* I accept personal checks under $100 drawn on a US bank. (Exceptions involve waiting for checks to clear)
* I also accept PayPal payments. Credit card payments can go through PayPal. PayPal charges a fee for their use. The buyer (person sending money) can choose to pay those fees by selecting that option when they send the payment. If you do not do that, then you must add enough extra so that when the fees are taken out by PayPal on my end, the amount I end up with is the proper cost. That's math, so it is just easier to do that on your end when sending. Here's how it works:
First, you are sending payment to Randy@RandyAsplund.com
Next, when using PayPal you can send money as a Personal Transfer you have two options:
*Free when the money comes from PayPal balance or bank account.
OR-
2.9% + $0.30 USD when the money comes from a debit or credit card, or PayPal Credit (the sender decides who pays this fee).
See PayPal to confirm these rates before sending your payment.

International Orders:
If you are outside of the US you have two options. You can pay with a check in US currency drawn on a US bank, or you can use PayPal.
If you use PayPal, there is an additional currency conversion fee. For many countries it is 1% on top of the normal  2.9% + $0.35 (in other words, it is usually 3.9%). You need to add this amount to your payment. The PayPal web site has a chart on the fees page to confirm the amount. The last time I looked at PayPal policy there was a cap to that fee at about $30 USD per payment, which may mean it will cost you less on some orders if you pay a lump sum. Your choice.
See PayPal to confirm these rates before sending your payment.
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The Gathering Artbook by over 40 of the first artists of the collectible card game Magic The Gathering
The Gathering
A 40 year anniversary art book created by over 40 of the first artists of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering!
Click the image to see more info about ordering your copy of The Gathering directly from one of the artists, Randy Asplund.
The Gathering is available, but NOT IN STORES!! Get your personalized autographed autographed copy from Randy Asplund!
Hardback: $42.50
Soft Cover: $24.95
-plus shipping: usually under $5 in the USA
(Michigan residents add 6% sales tax)


The items listed below are TEMPORARILY not being offered for sale. Several have been quite popular and need to be replenished. Since I make a lot of what I sell, and I am very heavily booked through much of 2015 doing commission work, there just will not be time available to make more of these items for a while.  Art prints, Artist Proof cards, and other occasional items will still be for sale. And I will certainly make an announcement here, on my News Page, and on both of my FB pages, "Randy Asplund" and "Randy Asplund, Artist" when the store opens with new stock. Sorry for any disappointment, but the larger commissions need to take precedence.


Store items below are temporarily not for sale.

1402 French Reproduction Brush TrayWorks GREAT for acrylic painting. Water keeps brush hairs wet so they don't get hard when you set them down. Based on 1402 De mulieribus claris illiminated illustration. $NFS Late 14th- early 15th c. French reproduction Brush Tray, clear10 glaze on white clay, for Tempera painting.
7x5.5x1.5 inches
Sorry, but the recent batch had a glaze fire problem and was wrecked. The next try will "possibly" be May 2013.

1402 Repro Brush TrayWorks GREAT for acrylic painting. Water keeps brush hairs wet so they don't get hard when you set them down. Based on 1402 De mulieribus claris illiminated illustration. $NFS The new decorated style will feature a colored slip decoration with a harder edge painted vine motif.
Sorry, but the recent batch had a glaze fire problem and was wrecked. The next try will "possibly" be May 2013.
ceramic brush trayWorks GREAT for acrylic painting. Water  keeps brush hairs wet so they don't get hard when you set them down. Based on 1402 De mulieribus claris illiminated illustration $NFS This reinforced design Brush Tray is based on the medieval type, but is taller and the front is stronger.
7x4.25x2.25 inches
11th-15th c. inkpot
Size ranges from 2.25diam.x2" h. to 1.25 diam.x 3.25"h
Temporarily Sold Out


$NFS

Lodose ink potBlack glazed ceramic. Based on several finds of inkpots. Pictured pot found in Lödöse, Sweden 1050-1473

Medieval Repro globose ink pot 3.25" high x 2" wide


$NFS
Common black glazed globose inkpot.  A version with hanging holes will also be available for penner sets. Based on manuscript and painting sources from the 14 to 16th centuries.
Sorry, but the recent batch had a glaze fire problem and was wrecked. The next try will "possibly" be February 2013.
Spiked hanging Cresset Lamp Use with olive, canola or linseed oil. Safe- oils only burn when hot, so are slow to light and not prone to spreading flame if bumped. Looks great in the home with a tea candle.
$NFS

Original: -England 11th-12th c.
Spiked Cresset Oil Lamp reproduction with instructions, floating wick and 18" chain suspension.
Terra cotta. About 3.25" diameter x 3.25"high. This is a common medieval lamp.
repro 11th-12th c pedestal lampThis is the common lamp used to light the medieval home for centuries. This terra cotta lamp is 4" diameter x 3.25" high and comes with a floating wick set and instructions (see above hanging version). Use olive, canola or linseed oil.It also looks great with a tea candle in it.
$NFS

Standing cresset oil lampStanding Cresset lamp. design. 11-12th Century, Lund, Sweden. Type continues later.

gilder's pad
$NFS Gilder's pads. Padded suede on hardwwod base 6" square x 1.5"h

$NFS Awl for pricking and scribing. Iron tip in painted wood handle. Different colors available:  Red, blue, brown or green.
pricking awl for medieval calligraphy and drypoint drawing
$NFS Plain

$
NFS with knotwork
Awl for pricking and scribing. Iron tip in carved wood handle. Optional  hand-carved interlace decoration is $10 more.Sold
lead/tin metalpoint drawing stylus for illuminated manuscripts
$NFS Lead/tin drawing stylus forSold illuminated manuscript underdrawing and for panel sketching. Made by hand according to 1390's Italian instruction. Stone mold cast, forged and filed. Similar to Swedish extant example.
bronze writing stylus
$NFS Gothic or Celtic wax tablet styli. Cast Bronze. Use these with your waxed tablet or to draw blind underdrawings for illumination.
Authentic Waxed Tablets
NFS
Varied
prices
Ask for details
After studying many originals, I make these from thin boards and I cut the corners and edges of the recesses by hand with a knife so they don't look like they were done with a modern router. Leather hinges, beeswax and a variety of woods are available. I offer them in different dimensions and with round, flat or gabled tops. I can also carve designs if you like. Use with bronze stylus above. 2-sided panels available for multiple leaves in binding.
medieval quill knives
$NFS Reproductions of quill (pen) knives from the 11th -16th centuries. Stainless steel for long lasting sharpness, bone, wood and brass varies by tool. Ask about pricing and availability. Blades set with epoxy, not the pins. Shapes based on panel painting and illuminated manuscripts illustrations.
12th c. style pen knife reproduction
$NFS Reproduction of 12th century style quill knife (aka pen knife). Bone, wood, stainless steel for lasting edge.
Ruling Fork for calligraphy $NFS

$
NFS with knotwork
Carved Ruling Fork for blind drypoint ruling of medieval calligraphy. Wood and brass.
Optional  hand-carved interlace decoration is $10 more.
Reproduction limp bound book         
NFS
Arzica (weld) Lake Pigment Color lasts well when not in direct sunlight so only for use inside books. $NFS Arzica Lake Pigment on chalk o.5 oz, or on marble 0.4 oz.
This beautiful yellow is mentioned in many medieval treatises on illumination.
Arzica Lake Pigment Kit
$NFS Arzica (weld) Lake Kit (Makes about 5 oz. by volume)
Kit contains full instructions, weld plant, potash, alum and m
arble dust to make a safe paint for illuminating. Color lasts well when not in direct sunlight so only for use inside books. You need water, a pot and a stove and a bowl to pour the color into.
Slab & Muller set
$NFS Granite slab 12x12" with a 4" diameter marble muller is ideal for grinding pigments to the finest powder with a fraction of the effort and time needed with a mortar & pestle.