Thursday, October 15, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 90

Today's featured newest pen-related acquisition is another clever repurposing idea courtesy of new VPC member Kevin...

Kevin: "Having been encouraged by my tidying up of 5ml sample tubes into a shotgun shell box, I began feeling more and more uneasy about my chaotic and growing collection of 10ml Herbin bottles. Surely there was something similar I could find to keep them all tidy and well-ordered.

 A completely un-related trip to the fridge for liquid refreshment of the brewed variety brought me to eye-level contact with a roll of 35mm black and white film patiently waiting for its day in the limelight. Or any light for that matter" 

(photos courtesy of Kevin ~ please click on images to enlarge)

"As is so often the case in these idle moments when one’s mind has been primed to think creatively and then presented with a random stimulus, I was taken by the fact that a roll of 35mm film is almost exactly the same dimensions as a 10ml bottle of J. Herbin ink."


 "A few minutes later and AliExpress was offering me a plethora of options for storing film. Admittedly, the one I chose is at the lower end of the spectrum and quite literally comes with an elastic band as its securing method. But then… it only cost $6.50 including shipping."

Many thanks to Kevin for sharing his new ink storage idea with us!

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