Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday Reads: March 31. 2019

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Caran d'Ache Blue Sky Ink

This Caran d'Ache ink was part of the Earth series that was discontinued several years ago. The bottles were a pain to fill pens from, but the labels and inks were beautiful. The elegance of the heavy glass inkwells was way cool. I wish they would stop discontinuing amazing things. Fortunately, this is a color I can find elsewhere so I'm not totally crushed about this one.
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Friday, March 29, 2019

Letters & Textures Modified Pilot Parallel Workshop at the Chicago Pen Show 2019

Join me and Salman Khattak at the Chicago Pen Show in May to explore the variety of lettering and textures that can be produced with a Pilot Parallel Pen modified to write like a Folded Pen.
Letters & Textures Modified Pilot Parallel Workshop at the Chicago Pen Show 2019
$60USD/$75CAD

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You will also learn some cool creative techniques to get the most out of your Pilot Parallel Pens including how to make splatters and create gradients.

The workshop will also introduce the use of a Brass Folded Pen. We will have some available for testing and playing.

All supplies will be provided (and are yours to take home). Just show up with an enthusiasm to explore a different way to enjoy pens and inks.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Writing with the Pelikan Souverän M1005 Stresemann Fountain Pen

Thank you to Pelikan for loaning me this pen for a review! You can read my full review of this fountain pen here but I wanted to do some scribbles with this whopper of a nib for your (and my) viewing pleasure. If you enjoy such videos, please like & subscribe on YouTube! You're my motivation.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Staedtler Triplus Fineliners Writing Sample @STAEMars

Staedtler Triplus Fineliners Writing Sample @STAEMars
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Caran d'Ache Amazon Ink

This Caran d'Ache ink was part of the Earth series that was discontinued several years ago. The bottles were a pain to fill pens from, but the labels and inks were beautiful. The elegance of the heavy glass inkwells was way cool. I wish they would stop discontinuing amazing things. It's not a particularly unique green, but I loved the overall presentation of it. I'd grab another bottle if I found one at a decent price.

I have since replaced this discontinued ink with Montblanc's Irish Green - not an exact match but I'm actually really happy with Irish Green.
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Reads: March 24. 2019

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Unboxing Bond Travel Gear Wallet & Field Journal & Tomoe River Notebooks

Thank you to Bond Travel Gear for sending these supplies for me to check out and share with you. This is a sponsored post but I will do my best to share an unbiased opinion with you. There are no affiliate links here.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur Collection Fountain Pen Ink

Montblanc products come at a premium. You may love it or hate it but a new fountain pen ink with the added twist of being "perfumed" warranted a look, at least so I could tell you what I think! This is one of the three new Elixir Parfumeur inks in the collection: leather orange.

Montblanc describes the collection as follows:
The Montblanc Elixir Parfumeur collection embraces exquisite unisex fragrances, as well as the use of oils and the finest plants, to express maximum intensity. The scents stimulate emotions and memory through a reinterpretation of the most beloved raw material scents of all time. The scent of leather first came into fashion in perfumery in the 17th century around the time of Louis XIV. The perfume of the Elixir Leather ink evokes a wild yet exquisite moment through long musky and smoky notes, along with a tanned leather fragrance.
At about $90USD for 50 ml of ink, the price per ml is pretty high and it's quite the premium. I love the smell of the ink - it's not so much scented as it is perfumed. There is a difference once you smell a scented ink and a perfumed ink. The ink smells quite delicious - smoky, musky, leathery, woody. It does not make me gag like many scented inks do. I actually don't like scented inks because I hate how it lingers on the page and makes my pen reek. I like the smell of this stuff.

Would I buy a bottle at this price? Definitely not. I really like the color because I like warm browns but I go through ink too fast to be ok with this. It doesn't have a lot of shading and I could not see much in the way of sheen. It's well-behaved, at least. How about you? What do you think of it?
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Muji Gel Pens @mujiusa

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