Following my recent Instagram win, I decided to take a good look at Pen Pusher as a business and see what they have to say for themselves.
They are UK based and say they are “your new source for stationery, calligraphy, and lettering inspiration” and they have a very good approach to using Eco friendly and sustainable products, in addition, I have to say their website is smart and easy to get around, and even easier to spend some money on!
I told my daughter about the website, and she went off and created her own wish list of items too!
I had seen their Instagram media posts about a variety of products, and I could spend an absolute fortune, however I chose to limit myself (and my purse!) on this occasion.
With our lists in hand, I created my first order late one evening, and the order was picked, packed and sent the very next day. I received it that day after that. Perfectly swift service there!
My daughter chose 2 items from her list, Zebra Kirarich Glitter Highlighters and Nolki Graphic Washi Tape – Tokyo. And I chose a variety of things, the most exciting to me was the Kuretake Nihon-Date 55 fude dual-tip brush that I had seen on the Instagram feed being demo’d.
On arrival the items were nicely packaged (it seems I didn’t photograph this- my bad!)The delivery was quick, well packaged, and when I sent a PM to them to ask about the Nihon pen it was responded to almost immediately. And since then, every time I have contacted them, Gavin the owner has been responsive, polite, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable.
I’ve never really used dot grid paper before so that will be fun to try. I also have alcohol markers so I want to see how the Frisk paper holds up to them.
I definitely recommend you give them a try if you are in the market for a new stationers.
I have been using the dot grid paper as part of my monthly challenge and I am loving it. Its really good smooth paper and now I am learning how to do the basics via drills – NOW I understand WHY people use dot grids! Yes some inks shows through to the other side, yes if you use watercolour it crimples the page a little, but so far I have tried all sorts of pens and markers and for the most part it holds up well.
I have today given the Frisk Marker pad a good run for its money. Initially I was sceptical because the pages do feel quite flimsy. Its a 70gsm marker pad in A4. That said, I have to admit, I do like it! It performs well with the markers, no piling on the paper, yes it bleeds through but its OK on the correct side. It takes lots of layers of the marker and blends well. For my standard of drawing and use of markers its a perfect option for me.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed here are my own. I paid for the products discussed, I received no payment and I am not affiliated in any way with any brand mentioned herein.