I had some time today so I thought I would join in with the WOYWW gang again. Here’s what’s on my desk today…
I was refilling some Poscas (and other pens) recently and thought I would show this other photo as a few people were asking how to do it. You will need some pliers to grip the top of the pen and then twist in the opposite way you would usually twist – don’t give up, it will come off! You can see in the above photo just to the right of the upstanding pen, that the whole white part/top of the pen has been removed. Once that is done, remove the valve that controls ink flow – it’s sitting below the top of the pen in the photo. Sometimes that will come out with the top piece – refill the pen with acrylic ink, and then put everything back together and use the pliers again to tighten it. I use a syringe to fill the pen so that I can see how much is going in there to avoid overfilling but the ink bottles do have a nozzle to aid in refilling. I also refill my printer ink cartridges so the syringe is from the refilling kit. I filled nine Poscas like this, five white and four black. It will work with all Poscas except the PC-1MR which have a metal nib.
If you have some dried up Poscas you can try one of three things to make them useful again: 1. top up with water and give them a good shake and that will extend the life of the pen, 2. refill with the same colour, 3. refill with a totally different colour. [edited to add: the ink refills are available at Jacksons, Cassart, and amazon. Jacksons are usually the cheapest and ship internationally, Cassart and Jacksons often have special offers, look for the Molotow and FW Daler Rowney brands. They also sell replacement nibs.]
Also on my desk was Miss Lily who was trying to take a nap while I worked on my November calendar page.
Today’s Art . . .
The stove is on most nights now. Here is Mr G in prime position right in front of it.
And here is Miss P trying to disembowel a toy. You can’t see it as she has her front paws wrapped around it and she’s kicking it with her back paws but it makes for a cute photo. She gets to sleep on the couch in the dining room when it’s cold but still has to be kept separated from the rest of us in case she kills us in our sleep.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading and Happy Journalling!
my recycled bullet journal, bird images, DS Quin Gold paint, book paper,
Art Journal Journey – Nature
WOYWW – #753 (I’m #10 this week)