Monday, December 16, 2013

My Filofax Week #50

Another hectic week. I have really been feeling the pressure this week trying to fix my job situation. Unfortunately my unemployment benefits have run out, so my husband and I have really been stressed out lately. Even more so with Christmas just around the corner. I'm trying to stay positive and just believe that things will come around for us. I am just hoping it is sooner rather than later. 
On a lighter note, I am getting very excited prepping for this Filofax event coming up in January. I can't wait to meet more people in the Filofax community, being able to put faces to names, as well as seeing others I have met before. Also, hoping to get the chance to get people into the planner community. 
I am so happy to see the response the event has gotten this past week. 
I have also been practicing one of my other favorite hobbies, Calligraphy. I am hoping that once I feel more confident, I can possibly give you more information on how to get started, as many of you have expressed your interest in how I do this. As you can see below, I have incorporated my calligraphy style into my planner pages. I also used a fountain pen. I love writing with a fountain pen, the problem is, that Filofax paper doesn't like it. Even with Filofax Cotton Cream paper, fountain pen inks do not work. 
Since I have been so impressed by the quality of Piaric's inserts, I decided to give it a go. I can say with confidence that there is NO BLEED THROUGH what so ever! Only very minimal shadowing. I was using a Fountain Pen Revolution (FPR) Dilli - Flex Nib pen, and found that it was too wet. I was afraid it would soak through the pages, but it didn't. I switched over to a Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib pen, which has a finer nib than the FPR, and it worked out better for me. If you want to use fountain pens with your Filofax, you will need to print out your own inserts with a better quality paper, such as Clairefontaine/Rhodia. Also, paper that tends to be fountain pen friendly are 85 g/m2 or greater (24 lb weight or greater). 

A5 pages

 This weeks theme: Christmas
Colors: Kraft paper, Blue-Green, Maroon


Items used:
(*Please Scroll Over the Items and click for the link)
Pens used: 
Personal - Uni-ball Signo UM-151 Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Bordeaux Black - jetpens.com
A5 - Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Clear Demonstrator - gouletpens.com
A5 - Noodler's Black (bulletproof) Ink - gouletpens.com

Watch how I decorated these pages here:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week. 

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry you feel bad about your situation I just discovered your YouTube videos so I'm sorry to see you on hiatus for a while. Get better soon. Your new fan lilacnyellow

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