Luckily, I work with a bunch of amazing creative people and together we've come up with some ideas to make your handmade heartfelt Valentine's gift as unique and beautiful as the one you love. As an added bonus, you get to use your fountain pens, ink, and paper in some new and interesting ways. Use some of these ideas, or mix and match to come up with the perfect plan for your darling. You'll score extra bonus points if your love is a fountain pen fanatic.
1. Make Dinner for your Valentine
|Jenni used Empty Ink Bottles, an Original Crown Mill Stationery Set, a Pilot E95s Fountain Pen, and various Ink Samples|
2. Writing out lyrics to your favorite song
|Madigan used De Atrementis Document Ink Black, a Noodler's Ahab Brush Pen, a Lamy 2000, Various Ink Samples and Canson Watercolor Paper|
You can also make an "I love you" with an ink washed heart! Using a paintbrush and water, paint a water heart first and then dab in some of your favorite ink. Tilt the page back and forth to let the ink swirl together. Write an "I" and a "You" and you're finished.
3. Make art for your valentine
|Madigan used Tomoé River Paper in White, a Monteverde Poquito Fountain Pen in Pink and Pelikan Pink Cartidges|
If you are artistically inclined, illustrate your feelings. Your darling will love the artistic expression of your love and get a new piece of art to hang on the wall to boot!
4. Create a custom colored bouquet
|Sarah used Carnations, Aurora Blue and Diamine Amaranth ink|
5. Make Origami
|Whitney used Clairefontaine Triomphe Paper cut to size and various Ink Samples|
6. Write a heartfelt note expressing your feelings
|Margaret used Original Crown Mill BiColor Stationery Sets, a Lamy Al-Star Purple and J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor ink|
Sometimes, simple is best. Expressing your feelings in writing is sometimes the best way to let someone know you care. We even have a blog from last Valentine's Day detailing letters for anyone in your life, from the hopeless romantic to the platonic pal. Your darling will feel your devotion. If you need a little inspiration, read through 15 famous love letters!
7. Seal it with a kiss... and a stamp!
|Sarah used J. Herbin Brass Seals, J. Herbin Sealing Wax and Atelier Gargoyle Sealing Wax|
I hope you enjoyed some of these thoughtful and creative ways to use your fountain pens and ink this Valentine's Day! And I hope the object of your affection enjoys your gifts.
How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you like handmade gifts or store bought treats?