A couple of weeks ago, a mate of mine tagged me in a post on the Stonehenge Solstice Festival facebook page challenging me to submit a poster design for the event. I posted some lame […]
My top 12 Fountain Pen Inks of 2017 and Project Review
Another good year with plenty of inks swatch tested, art created and workshop delivered. The highlights being my trip to the Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery in Diest, Belgium, where I hooked up with Janine Tholen-Florijn […]
A Merry Xmas to you all
Another busy year and lots learned. Thanks to everyone who has followed and got involved with this project. What started out as something fairly ‘left field’ has now grown into something quite exciting with genuine […]
896 Fountain Pen Ink Samples En Masse
Ever wondered what 896 Fountain Pen Ink Samples look like en masse? Here you go and there are no duplicates! Just to say – the Krishna Inks test swatches are now done and will be posted […]
Wishing you all a colourful CMYK Easter!
Guess what I’m up to this holiday? Blue and Yellow don’t make Green (my bible for colour theory) plus 8 base fountain pen ink dyes equals a CMYK Easter! Mixtastic!
Top 12 Fountain Pen Inks 2016 and Project Review
But first, as I predicted at the end of last year, 2016 was always going to be a good one, and it certainly hasn’t disappointed. Through the Fountain Pen Network I met Claudia of the recently launched Bauer […]
How do you organise your inks and swatch cards?
A great question. All of my sample vials are colour coded, labelled and organised by brand in foam vial mats. These are then stored in a box to prevent light deterioration. All of my swatch […]
Fountain Pen Ink and Bleach! What’s the point?
I frequently receive messages like this: “I’ve seen a bunch of your ink tests over the months and one thing I’m unclear on is – how do we use these for our ink selection? Does […]
de Atramentis tests coming soon
Currently testing more than 70 de Atramentis inks. The featured calligraphy is written with de Atramentis Coral Red and then washed with de Atramentis Lemon Yellow. You couldn’t make this up! The colours are so clean and blend […]
Ink and Bleach Test Art for Sale
In order to raise finances to cover some of my costs I’m selling the test pieces that I create. The test pieces measure 140mm x 140mm which is as big as I can realistically go using […]