Monday, November 9th, 2009

J. Herbin Glass Dip Pen Tutorial at JetPens

Stephanie

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Curious on how to use the J. Herbin glass nibbed pens? JetPens has put together a quick and easy tutorial on how to use them. I have one (that’s mine in the image above) and I love it for dip testing inks and I also use it for drawing. I was at first afraid that a glass pen would be extremely fragile, but having had it accidentally hit the kitchen linoleum, I was quite surprised when it did not shatter into a billion pieces- in fact, it survived unscathed.

I seem to have some sort of artistic blockage when it comes to metal nibbed dip pens – I know how they work but just can’t get them to work… and so the glass dip pen is my friend.

Have you tried one yet?

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6 thoughts on “J. Herbin Glass Dip Pen Tutorial at JetPens

  1. I LOVE my glass dip pens! I had several many years ago (like probably 10-15 years ago), but I only have 2 left. Sadly I have no idea what happened to my pretty/fancy ones, I can only find the set of two plain clear glass ones. Still, I love to play with them, and use them for trying out ink colors.

  2. I LOVE my glass dip pens! I had several many years ago (like probably 10-15 years ago), but I only have 2 left. Sadly I have no idea what happened to my pretty/fancy ones, I can only find the set of two plain clear glass ones. Still, I love to play with them, and use them for trying out ink colors.

  3. I have one, and it’s lovely, but I’m the reverse of you, I think. I love my metal dip pens, especially the flexy ones and the extra fine ones (not that I’m *good* with them, mind you…but I do love playing iwth them).

    So I think I may have a block with the glass one because it’s neither extra fine nor (obviously) flexible.

    But it’s so beautiful I’m trying to figure out a catproof place to display it *g*

    I love the contrast in your photo of the blue ink wiht the green in the pen. Beautiful!

    Carys

  4. I have one, and it’s lovely, but I’m the reverse of you, I think. I love my metal dip pens, especially the flexy ones and the extra fine ones (not that I’m *good* with them, mind you…but I do love playing iwth them).

    So I think I may have a block with the glass one because it’s neither extra fine nor (obviously) flexible.

    But it’s so beautiful I’m trying to figure out a catproof place to display it *g*

    I love the contrast in your photo of the blue ink wiht the green in the pen. Beautiful!

    Carys

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