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About cranialstorage

A semi-luddite working in the IT field. A collector and user of fountain pens and related desk/stationery items, old woodworking tools, and photography. A lover of books.

Inkvent 2019 – Day 04: Polar Glow (sheen)

Today’s Diamine inkvent ink is Polar Glow, a deep blue with a subtle sheen – at least on this paper, in this lighting – but shows some shading, for me. From what I’ve read sheen seems to be quite dependant … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 3: Snow Storm (shimmer)

Today brings us Snow Storm (shimmer) – the shimmer makes it more difficult to pin the colour down, but it really depends on the lighting. The photo taken with interior light (with the dip pen) shows the shimmer more than … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 2: Candy Cane (standard)

The second ink in the Diamine Inkvent 2019 Calendar is Candy Cane (standard). Ink samples were done with a glass dip pen to ensure they are clean, but members of our pen club can tell you I usually use a … Continue reading

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Happy Inkvent, 2019 – Day 1: Blue Peppermint (shimmer)

For anyone who might be interested, or was hoping to get their hands on the 2019 Diamine Inkvent calendar and wasn’t able to – I thought I would post some photos here, along with colour samples (apologies, as the first … Continue reading

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Crane Stationery

A great video showing how Crane hand borders some of their stationery.  

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Next Meeting: Monday Feb 12th

It’s Monday evening at 7 PM for our monthly pen meeting! The topic will be fat pens. Bring yours, or a picture of one, or your thoughts about another. Of course bring along any new acquisitions…. You can head over … Continue reading

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Next Meeting: Monday, January 9th 2017

Meeting dates have been updated for 2017. (They can be found by clicking the “Meeting” page link at the top.)   Our next meeting is coming up on Monday January the 9th, at Murray’s home, from 7-9pm.   Our main … Continue reading

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