**WINNER: Congrats to Jensan (Entered on our Blog). Check back next week for another awesome Monday Matchup Giveaway**

Hi, everyone, my name is Andi. I am the Video Production Specialist here at Goulet. I am excited to bring you my first Monday Matchup today.  This week, I used the Monteverde Invincia – Nebula with a fine nib, and Organics Studio – Santiago’s Sea Blue. Want to hear how I created this piece and what I thought of the pen and ink? Read on! You could win this pen and ink too…

The inspiration for this piece kind of came about by accident. I was messing around with the ink and started smearing it. My smears ended up looking like willow tree type looking branches. I would draw a line and with my pinky finger, would smear it in a wiping motion. I just kept connecting the smears to get that branch like effect.  I then went online for quotes with the word ‘willow tree’ and happened to stumble upon a poem by one of my favorite authors, Shel Silverstein. The poem goes “Sweet Marie, she loves just me/ (She also loves Maurice McGhee)./ No she don’t, she loves just me/ (She also loves Louise Dupree)./ No she don’t, she loves just me/ (She also loves the willow tree)./ No, she don’t, she loves just me!/ (Poor, poor fool, why can’t you see/ She can love others and still love thee.)”

This was an interesting pen and ink combo to use. I am a big fan of fine nibs so I enjoyed that aspect of it as well as the weight of the pen. Also, the color of the pen is great. I am a big fan of ombre. This nib is a little too long for me though. I like to hold my pens pretty close to my writing surface. I kept realizing, while drawing and writing, that my finger was resting on the feed/nib, making it a little uncomfortable and extremely messy. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Organic Studio ink either. It has a very long dry time and I was not prepared for that. It is also more prone to clogging that I was expecting. If I paused my writing for an extended time, I would have to scribble on scratch paper to get the pen writing again. I would recommend using this ink in a pen with very good flow and a wider nib. This pen and ink combo would be beautiful for sketching but probably not notetaking in a notebook that needs to be closed. I think blotting paper would be your best friend if you used this ink for writing. I think this matchup was a great learning experience for me but this pen and ink are not my cup of tea.

We’re currently out of the Fine and Medium, but you can find the Monteverde Invincia Nebula with a 1.1mm stub nib at GouletPens.com for $80. Organics Studio- Santiago’s Sea Blue is available in a 2ml ink sample for $1.50 or a 55ml bottle for $13.

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 entry 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.
  • You can choose to enter only one way or submit up to 4 different entries if you’d like. Feel free to use the same picture for all 4 entries.
  • Here’s how to enter:

The contest is open Monday, April 23, 2018, at 12 pm EST until Tuesday, April 24, 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,