A spring greeting with flowers drawn with a TWSBI VAC700R fountain pen and Graf Von Faber Castell Electric Pink ink

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Hey there, friends! Margaret here, wishing you a happy spring. This week, I had the chance to use the TWSBI Vac700R with a broad nib inked with the new Graf von Faber-Castell Electric Pink ink, and ended up loving this matchup!

I’ve been writing “hello” on a lot of our Goulet notecards that go in each order, and for whatever reason, I think it’s such a fun word to write. Since we just welcomed the first day of spring, and I had a bright and cheery pink ink to work with, I decided to draw flowers and have some fun with a little lettering. I am not experienced with lettering at all, but broad nibs are fun to work with since they put down a lot of ink. I started by outlining the text and flowers in pencil, but wish I hadn’t since it’s always hard to erase. I emphasized different parts of the letters by making the lines thicker and had fun with it. I quickly googled “flower sketches” and added a few different varieties.

I LOVE my TWSBI Eco with a medium nib, but had never written with the Vac700R or their broad nib. I will admit, I had some trouble getting a full fill on the Vac700R at first, but luckily I knew where to find a help, and Brian walked me through how to fill it up in this video!  The Vac700R felt a little big for my hands, but I still enjoyed writing with it. I absolutlely loved the broad nib. It was incredibly smooth, and wrote so nicely on the Rhodia paper I was writing on. This new ink from Graf von Faber-Castell was bright and flowed really nicely. It’s definitely a playful ink that won’t be suitable for all writing conditions, but if you like pink, I’d recommend this one and would display their beautiful bottle on your desk too!

A spring greeting with flowers drawn with a TWSBI VAC700R fountain pen and Graf Von Faber Castell Electric Pink ink

A spring greeting with flowers drawn with a TWSBI VAC700R fountain pen and Graf Von Faber Castell Electric Pink ink

A spring greeting with flowers drawn with a TWSBI VAC700R fountain pen and Graf Von Faber Castell Electric Pink ink

A spring greeting with flowers drawn with a TWSBI VAC700R fountain pen and Graf Von Faber Castell Electric Pink ink

You can find the TWSBI Vac700R at Goulet Pens for $65. Graf Von Faber-Castell Electric Pink is available in 75ml bottle for $30 or as a 2ml sample for $1.75.

You could win this pen and ink! In an effort to make entering Monday Matchup a little easier, we’ve done away with the Rafflecopter widget and will be randomly selecting a winner from a randomly chosen platform each week. The entries methods will still be the same: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a blog comment, but you’ll no longer have to complete your entry through Rafflecopter.

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.
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The contest is open Monday, March 26, 2018, at 12 pm EST until Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 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