Category Archives: review

Tools: Fineline Masking Fluid

A few years ago Tracey Fletcher King turned me onto Fineline Masking Fluid. I tried others and found them sticky and thick and messy; not what I wanted in the ways I wanted to use a masking fluid. Fineline’s masking … Continue reading

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1584 by Hahnemühle Giveaway!

DRUM-ROLL…. And the TWO winners are: From this blog post pull: atoomre! Our winner on Instagram is stacy.hannon! CONGRATS!  EMAILS ARE ON THEIR WAY! BTW, they can be purchased at Wet Paint Art and Hyatt! To hear about classes and … Continue reading

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1584 by Hahnemühle Giveaway!

The new 1584 Journal by Hahnemühle was sent to me for review by Hahnemühle. They also sent me two journals for giveaway! I added everything you need for your first day out with your journal! To enter, sign up below … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Troublemaker’s Sea Glass!

I’ve been waiting to try Troublemaker Inks for a long time… My first bottle (there will be more) finally arrived from Cebu, a province of the Philippines after several weeks, and that after waiting to order for several months. Now … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Sterling Silver!

I’ve been asking Robert Oster to pleeeeze make a lovely silver… I am not a gold gurl, not even a glitter gurl, but I am a silver gurl… while I love Robert’s Heart of Gold (below) (and it is one … Continue reading

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Dingbats Journal, Review

I have tried three of Dingbat’s journals, two of the Wildlife and one of the Earth series, left and right, above.  A huge reason I chose them over others was their commitment to the environment, and their pretty covers. I … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer’s Skrip Red Ink 02

I found a great deal on a vintage ink, and have read that they often are still good. I bought it because the very cool jar it comes in has an inkwell to the side, and figured I could always … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading

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Inks: SketchInks versus Super5

Just a quick review of SketchINKs versus Super5 inks… WATERPROOF! Not at all scientific as I’ve not bought ALL the SketchINKs and so cannot comment on them all… but in my limited experience with the two SketchINKs I have bought, … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Melon Tea

I LOVE complex colors — Inks (or watercolors) that are just a little unpredictable in that they change and do their own thing when touched by water! Some all it shading, but it rarely happens except in wide nibbed pens. … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Thunderstorm

Robert Oster comes in 50ml plastic bottles that are environmentally friendly. They can be tippy, so I usually put them in a more solid container to decant.  All my pens fit easily into the bottle opening to fill. I have … Continue reading

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Tools: Tilt-Well Tilted Ink Bottle Stand

Recently I finished a bottle of DeAtramentis Document Black ink. To get my syringe full, I had to hold it precariously in one hand while trying to pull the syringe up.  That didn’t work.  So I ended up putting it … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue

 I like what Birmingham says on their website: “We started Birmingham Pen Co. in 2012 in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the doors of our first retail shop opening to the public in 2016. The region of Pittsburgh where … Continue reading

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More Inks, Robert Oster and Birmingham

A new order swabbed in my journal. My tax rewards coincided with several sales and so I went a little nuts! Sales on ink tempt me much more than a few dollars off a pen.  Free shipping on inks, which … Continue reading

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Tax Reward, Robert Oster Inks

On the Full Moon I was going to reward myself with a new pen from Fountain Pen Revolution, to be delivered after I finished taxes, but found Robert Oster inks on sale! I want to get to my 500 points … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Paint Launches the Monterey Trio!

I am so happy to be chosen to be a Da Vinci Watercolors Trio Artist! Quinacridone Gold,  Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green create Katie’s Monterey Trio. Da Vinci Paint packages their NEW 8ml Vegan tubes to highlight great watercolors in … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Hahnemühle YouTangle for Inktober!

I have one regret… I didn’t find Hahnemühle’s YouTangle.art tins before last year’s Inktober! (see bottom for video!) I know why… I’m not a zen-tangling person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for … Continue reading

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