Yesterday, I made a Col-o-wreath of the Robert Oster limited edition 2020 Holiday inks from Vanness Pens: Santa’s Hangover, Choc Pudding, Silent Nite, and Elf’s Cap. Today, I’ll show off the inks a little more with different tools and papers.
For the tools, I used a few of the unconventional tools I’ve become fond of since I went off the inky deep end for this post.
I also used two different sizes of glass ink pens from Shigure Inks and Fire Spider Glass, which really deserve their own post sometime soon.
I tested the inks on three different papers to cheer me up while I watched a very sad Purdue basketball game last night.
Cosmo Air Light
Overall, it’s a nice holiday set. Each of the colors has just enough subtle complexity to make it interesting. Silent Nite and Choc Pudding are my favorites, and I’ll be inking them both up next week. If you need a last-minute idea to gift yourself for Inkmas, I think any of this set would make a great choice even after the 12 days of inky fun have come and gone.
- Paper: Cosmo Air Light 92g ($9.75 for 50-sheets), Tomoe River A5 ($11 for 100-sheets), Rhodia Pad ($9 for 80 sheets)
- Pens: Kemmy’s Labo Corset Glass Pen ($35), Fire Spider Glass Rainbow Ballotini Cane Pen ($90)
- Ink: Robert Oster Santa’s Hangover, Choc Pudding, and Silent Nite, and Elf’s Cap ($17 for 50mL, $2.60 for 4mL sample)
DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were purchased with my own funds. Please see the About page for more details.
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I'd love to see a post on glass pens — different sizes and brands, how to use them, what to do if they chip (not that I would have any personal experience with glass bibs, chipping, nope, not me), using dip glass and using ones that are attached to pens. That would be a fascinating post.
Happy-merry whatever you celebrate!