Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Reads: July 22. 2018

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Field Trip: Kaut Bullinger in Nuremberg, Germany

While visiting Nuremberg for the Insights Expo Stationery/Trade Show in 2016, I had some extra time to explore the city. Another stationery heaven I was able to visit was the Kaut Bullinger office supplies store! It was quite large and had an interesting selection. We found a pen a good friend had been searching for (Pelikan Souverän M800 Red Stripe, new, uninked) and we were able to get him the pen he wanted! Enjoy!
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Yenderings 6 Pen Wrap Sugar Beach

Thank you, Yen Yen, for your amazing and addictive creations. Visit Yenderings to browse and check her out on Instagram!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Krishna Inks Myrtle Fountain Pen Ink Review @PenChalet

Thank you to Krishna Inks for sending this ink for a review!
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ABOUT
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Color: Pink
Bottle: 20 ml
Price: $8.00 USD
Where to buy: Explore options here!
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PROS
  • Affordable.
  • A "reasonable" amount of ink if you enjoy using different colors.
  • This one reminds me a lot of Lamy Vibrant Pink but without the particles in it (and not a special edition that will disappear forever). 
  • Great shading.
  • Some sheen but it suits the ink well.
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CONS
  • Careful with cleaning - the red/pink color may stain. 
OVERALL

Fair price. I'm happy and surprised to see how similar this ink color is to Lamy Vibrant Pink. The Lamy is a special edition and will disappear at some point, and it also has some particles that not everyone enjoys. Myrtle offers you that color, shading, and sheen without the particles. The pink can stain porous items so just watch your cleaning.







This is a sponsored post. Krishna Inks is compensating me for my time and efforts. I will remain as unbiased as I possibly can, I promise. I received this item free of charge for the purposes of this review. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ink Shot Review: @RobertOsterInk Astorquiza Rot

Thanks to the lovely Claudia for gifting me this ink with my (rather shameful inky) purchase!
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ABOUT
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Color: Red
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: $20.00 CAD
Where to buy: BauerInks
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PROS
  • Easy to store bottles.
  • The label on top of the cap shows a smear of the ink so it's easy to see the color at a glance.
  • Simple packaging, which I appreciate. Little waste.
  • Shades well.
  • Well-behaved.
  • Gorgeous color for artwork.
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CONS
  • Not an inexpensive ink. 
  • No water resistance.
OVERALL

I am a big fan of Robert Oster inks. I enjoy their saturation, shading, simple bottles that are easy to fill from, and they're well-behaved. Astorquiza Rot is named after a lovely woman I am honored to call a friend, and I think this is a truly stunning color.

I received this item free of charge because I bought something like ten inks from BauerInks.ca and she wanted to give me a gift! I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

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