Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Paper & Ink Arts Haul

So recently I needed some more gold ink and went back to my trusty calligraphy shop paperinkarts.com

And as if by magic, my cart filled up with all kinds of other strange things and a few days later this package arrived on my door step. I just hope I didn’t forget the gold ink.

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Always very well packed.

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These are the Bugra stationery samples and a large white sampler pack, full of different papers, colors, textures from popular brands. Each piece is marked on the bottom and a corresponding paper is attached notifying which is which.

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And more envelopes, these were Bugras on clearance. Clearance! What am I supposed to do, ignore them?

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All that paper wasn’t satisfying enough, I also found this journal in the box. As an illustrator, I literally have tens of journals in every room in the house, and most of them were disappointing quality.. but this one was good and held up to my nibs, even when shading heavily. You can see me using it in this post here.

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I already have an invitation etiquette book lying around, but this one was more comprehensive and included tips for calligraphers. Not a bad investment if I’m gonna be doing this for awhile.. but then again these days it feels like brides are more modern and do not bother so much with formalities. Still.. my job to know.

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Finally, the inks! Phew, I didn’t forget my gold. I also got another bottle of silver, my favorite white, a just-for-fun red, and my favorite black iron gall inks. And a bottle of gum arabic which I haven’t had a chance to use yet.

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Can’t forget the little ink wells and dinky dips! I lost these during the move but it was worth getting new ones. They are very handy when the ink bottle is too narrow to dip into.

These should hold me off for a few months, I hope!

Editor’s note: This writer was back shopping online again within 10 days time.

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