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Monday, June 19, 2017

Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue with a Faber-Castell WRITink: Monday Matchup #146

Purple flower drawing, illustrated with a Faber-Castell WritInk White fountain pen and Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink.

Happy Monday, pen friends! Margaret here. A few weeks back we introduced a new affordable fountain pen from Faber-Castell, called the WRITink. This week, I paired this pen in white with their Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink for my latest Monday Matchup.

To be honest, I wasn't feeling particularly inspired this time. Sometimes there are seasons like that, and that's ok. However, I've been on a fresh flowers kick recently so I decided to go with that. A classic saying about flowers is "Stop and smell the roses" so I started by writing out the phrase with the WRITink fine nib. I wrote "Stop and smell the" with the pen and then decided to emphasize the word "roses" by using our new Caran d'Ache waterbrush pen. I then took the brush pen to create the flower (even though I know it doesn't really look like an actual rose!) Before the text dried completely, I dipped the waterbrush pen in some water and went over the words to see what the ink would do. The ink was not dry as this point, so it smeared just a little bit, but the ink looked beautiful. I finished  by going back and added a few fine line details to the flower.

I really love this ink! There are few other colors out there that are this vibrant, and show off the blue and violet tones. It flowed well too, so I'm hoping to pick up a few samples to keep writing with it! Initially, I wasn't so sure about the fingerprint design on the WRITink. But as I wrote with the pen, it didn't bother me at all, so it's more of an appearance preference if anything. And the pen itself was super comfortable to hold. The nib on this pen is very fine, and it gives a ton of feedback. I really prefer smooth-writing nibs, with no feedback, so this wasn't the pen for me. I would have preferred using a medium nib on this pen to see if that changed the writing experience at all for me. It was just way too fine for me. However, if you like that sort of writing experience, this would be a good, affordable option.

Purple flower drawing, illustrated with a Faber-Castell WritInk White fountain pen and Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink.
Purple flower drawing, illustrated with a Faber-Castell WritInk White fountain pen and Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink.
Purple flower drawing, illustrated with a Faber-Castell WritInk White fountain pen and Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink.
Purple flower drawing, illustrated with a Faber-Castell WritInk White fountain pen and Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink.

You can find the Faber-Castell WRITink available at Goulet Pens for $28. You can find Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue available in a 75ml bottle for $30. 2ml ink samples are available for $1.75.

Follow the directions below for a chance to win this pen and the bottle of ink. We're excited to see what pen and ink you have matched!

How to enter Monday Matchup Giveaway:
  • Match a pen and ink together. They don't have to match in color, any fountain pen, and ink works.
  • Take a picture of your pen and ink matchup. 
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a Rafflecopter giveaway The contest is open Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12 pm EST until Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 12 pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow once the contest closes. The winner must live in a country that Goulet Pens currently ships to. Click here to see the Official Contest Rules.

Write on, 
Margaret

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