We love tools that can be reused and are excited to expand our offerings to include a dependable and versatile fountain pen and a selection of permanent, waterproof sketching inks. In anticipation of adding the Platinum Desk Pen and a selection of De Atramentis Document Inks to our shop, our team ventured downtown to spend the morning exploring these new tools. We hope you enjoy some photos from a fun and sunny morning at the beach!
The Platinum Desk Pen
De Atramentis Document Inks
We are now offering a selection of De Atramentis Document Inks in four colors to enliven your sketchbook:
Black: A rich, crisp black and a favorite of urban sketchers
Urban Grey: A warm grey for softer mark-making
Blue Grey: A lovely, medium blue
Brown: A warm, classic sepia
Before you start your adventure, fill your fountain or refillable pens with waterproof, permanent ink to suit your style or subject! To use the Document Ink on the go, simply fill your converter with ink and load it into your favorite pen! The Platinum Desk Pen has its own ink converter. We also offer a Pilot CON-40 Fountain Pen Converter, compatible with our Pilot Parallel Pens and Kakuno Fountain Pens. Watch our video for guidance on using ink converters and replacing cartridges.
If you forget your dip pen, you can always use found objects! Maria gathered some sticks and a feather to dip into her bottle of black Document Ink. She brushed them off to avoid getting any sand or other small bits into the ink, then put “pen” to paper and sketched some nearby seagulls! Finally, she went in with her water brush to add a little dimension as a finishing touch. Give it a try, whether you’re in a pinch or just feeling like trying something new!
We love an excuse for an in-town photoshoot and sketching session! Above all, we’re pleased to be adding more sketching and journaling supplies to our webshop, and we hope you enjoy exploring pen and ink!