J Herbin glass dip pen ASMR video Part 2 by Jet Pens

Jet Pens did a follow-up to their ASMR video featuring the J Herbin glass dip pen. This video is longer, to give you more of those good writing sounds. Their new video sounds great, and gives those good tingly feelings on the back of the neck. It’s also a beautiful demonstration of how the glass […]

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Kraaft Shaak drawings and watercolor paintings on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Heather’s Daily Art Adventures at the Kraaft Shaak has some recent videos using Clairefontaine Pastelmat, which is paper with a texture specifically designed to be used with pastels. But as she discovered, it works great with watercolors too! In this video, Heather does an amazing picture of Sophie the dog using Derwent pastel pencils on […]

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Writing Wednesday: Goulet Inksploration with Jaques Herbin Vert Amazone ink

Katie at Goulet Pens recently did an Inksploration review of Jaques Herbin Vert Amazone ink. In her review, Katie said: Vert Amazone reminds me of a walk through the woods, which is one of my happy places! I also love rich, vibrant inks and this one checked off both of those boxes for me. She […]

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Videos: Clairefontaine Paint’ON mixed media fine arts paper collection

Our YouTube channel ExaClairUSA has a series of videos showcasing the Clairefontaine Paint’ON collection of fine arts mixed media papers. These papers are extra heavyweight (250 gsm) with a fine tooth, and are designed to work well with a variety of media including watercolors, pencils, acrylics, pastels, inks, etc. The Paint’ON papers are available in white, […]

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Writing Wednesday: Gift guides for writers and stationery lovers

If you are looking for gift ideas for the writers, fountain pen users, calligraphers, and/ or stationery lovers on your list, check out these gift guides! These are all done by people who have seen a lot of stationery and really know their stuff. The Gentleman Stationer recommends Clairefontaine Triomphe stationery and G. Lalo correspondence […]

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Writing Wednesday: J Herbin glass dip pen ASMR video by Jet Pens

I’ve never gotten into ASMR videos, but I have to admit I really like this one from Jet Pens: The sounds are so satisfying: the flip of the pages of the writing pad; the bottle of ink on the surface of the table; the glass pen writing on the paper. The glass dip pen used […]

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Writing Wednesday: Drawing or painting in your travel journal

Artist Cris Franchevich is running a series of worshops on starting a travel journal. The first one is this Saturday the 26th of October (with the focus on drawing architecture and perspective), and the second one is the following Saturday November 2nd (with the focus on drawing people, vegetation, and entourage). The focus of these […]

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Time management Monday: Planner stickers

Many people enjoy using stickers in their planner. Some people use stickers to decorate their pages, some people use functional stickers, and some use a combination of both. Functional stickers can be decorative or plain. They range from stick-in to-do lists and habit trackers, to reminder stickers like Payday, Pay Bills, Laundry, Birthday, Deadline, etc. […]

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