Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ink Shot Review: KWZI IG Turquoise @AppelboomLaren

Thanks to KWZI for sending this ink sample for a review!

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Color: Turquoise
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: €10,70
Where to buy: Appelboom
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  • Bottle is easy to fill from.
  • Interesting, attractive shade from start to finish. Looks even better when it's totally dry. 
  • Bottle is tinted to save your ink from UV exposure. It also comes in a box, making it easy to stack.
  • Relatively easy to clean for an iron-gall ink.
  • Pretty well-behaved.
  • Very water resistant.
  • Easy to store on your shelf in the box.


  • Each bottle is wrapped in plastic wrap. I realize this is likely to prevent leaking but it feels wasteful to me.
  • KWZI inks have a particular smell - some describe it as vanilla. Myself, I do not like it at all. I suffer the smell for the joy of their colors. Fortunately, the smell does not linger on the page, but I feel I must warn you in the event that you find smelly inks off-putting. 
  • I tend to think Iron-gall inks require more maintenance and cleaning for your pens. Just to be on the safe side.


I usually prefer iron-gall inks when they are wet but I must say this Turquoise is gorgeous when it's dry. Very water resistant, pretty well-behaved, not terribly difficult to clean so long as you practice proper pen maintenance and hygiene. 

I received this item/these items free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Vlog #4 Gaetz Migratory Bird Sanctuary & Pen World!

A wee vlog where I share some excitement about Pen World Magazine aaaaaand show some of Red Deer's Gaetz Lakes Migratory Bird Sanctuary! There's a moose involved. You must watch to find out. I also show off what's in my Maxpedition bag and more. Hopefully, you'll be amused by my blabbing!
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Sunday Reads: September 16. 2018

Sunday Reads

Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere & Read

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