Sunday, 19 January 2020

Glass Dip Pen review

Just before Christmas Jessica from Glass Dip Pen contacted me and asked if I would like to try one of their pens, now I have been really curious about glass pens since I started learning hand lettering and calligraphy so I jumped at the chance!

After browsing the website I picked the blue Nebula pen from their Thor series and Jessica got one sent out to me straight away.  

Protected in it's own fancy box

The pen arrived the first week of January and I have been using it for my lettering practice ever since!

The whole pen is made from glass but it doesn't feel fragile.  The body of the pen is filled with green and blue glitter which reminds me of the sea, it is super sparkly and looks fantastic!

Blue Nebula 

Having never used a glass pen before I was a bit worried about the writing experience but it actually works really well.  

The nib holds plenty of ink

The twist design on the nib holds a lot of ink so you can write quite a bit without having to constantly reload the pen.  This makes it easier to concentrate on the shape and flow of your letters without worrying that you're about to run out of ink.

The Glass Dip Pen is really fun to use!

The tip of the nib is very fine so it is perfect for lettering, sketching and drawing.  It is also easy to make your writing look like calligraphy by drawing an extra set of lines on the down strokes of the letters and then colouring them in like I have done here.

I love how pretty the pen looks

The Glass Dip Pens start around $19.95 USD and standard shipping to the UK is $4.95, making it approx £19 or 22 Euro in total.  There are also sets that include a selection of inks for a little extra, which is great for a beginner or as a gift for someone. 

If glitter is not your thing then there are lots of different styles and designs to choose from, take a look and see what suits you best!

Easy to clean and use

Have you ever used a glass pen before?  Are you interested in trying one now? I'd love to know your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by!

* Disclaimer - This product was given to me free of charge for the purpose of this review, as always all opinions are honest and my own.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Journaling with Derwent

Hello and happy New Year!  How is 2020 treating you so far?  To be honest it already feels like we are on day 81 of January and Christmas was a lifetime ago, roll on February!

I know the blog has been quiet for the last couple of months, I have been working on another project for a stationery company and I've taken on some extra work too but I do have some posts lined up for you and they should up soon.  

I have also been on the Derwent blog this week with post about journaling if you want to check that out, you can find it here.  Please pop over and leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 25 October 2019

Planner Friday - Halloween special

It's been absolutely ages since I've done a Planner Friday post so hop on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check it out!

Hi!  I'm Amanda from She's Eclectic and I'm the resident planner girl here on the Trendy Twine blog.  If, like me, you're a fan of paper planning then you will love the range of stamps Annie's Paper Boutique have created over the years!  There are practical everyday sets, school life stamps, journalling and scrapbooking kits, special occasion and holiday sets and some really cute image stamps too. 

As it is almost Halloween I wanted to show you my spooky themed week I have created using APB stamps, I have listed the sets I used below.

Washi tape

If I can, I like to pair my pages's theme with a matching set of Trendy Page Dots reinforcements as they strengthen the paper around the holes and add an extra pop of colour to my spread.  For Halloween I had these awesome skull and pumpkin designs to work with!

Halloween Trendy Page Dots

As usual I started my decoration by adding strips of washi tape to the top and bottom of my pages, followed by the Trendy Page Dots.  

I have daily to do lists and reminders so I used the Check It Off set to print some tick boxes (or circles in this case!) and then added what I need to do and remember with the At Home and More At Home stamps.  Anything I don't have a stamp for I fill in with a pen.  

Any space I have left over afterwards I use for fun!

My Halloween themed week

You can read the rest of my post here, thanks for stopping by!