We are over half-way through InCoWriMo 2018, so I thought I’d share some correspondence fun provided to me by the lovely Executive Pens Direct…
This Original Crown Mill Silver Line Correspondence Set in White & Fuchsia is perfect for sending short letters to friends and penpals. Founded in Brussels in 1870, Original Crown Mill has a proud history of providing top-notch writing paper. The correspondence cards are a high quality 280gsm A6 white laid card with a fuschia border. The paper has a lightly ribbed texture and takes fountain pen ink with ease. The envelopes are C6 in size and use matching white laid paper with a fuchsia lining. The box contains 25 correspondence cards and 25 matching envelopes.
This correspondence set definitely adds a touch of class to letters and it’s such a bonus that the paper copes very well with fountain pen ink as 99% of my correspondence is written with a fountain pen of some sort.
I like to make sure my envelopes are sealed effectively, so I usually apply some decorative washi tape. However, the Original Crown Mill Silver Line Correspondence Set deserves something a little more upmarket and the Calligraphy Wax Bead Set gives me a wonderful way to ensure my letters are sealed… a decorative wax seal! This set contains seal, a seal spoon, 2 jars of sealing wax beads (in gold and silver) and a candle.
It’s simple to use but fun!
- Light the candle.
- Pop some wax beads in the spoon (I used 3 beads).
- Hold the spoon over the flame until the wax has melted.
- Pour the melted wax into a pool on the envelope.
- Put the seal into the pool of wax and wait a few seconds (I count to 10).
- Remove seal.
You get one seal in this kit, but other seals (with all kinds of images, logos and initials) and seal waxes are available. I definitely intend on buying more seals and some different colours of seal wax soon. Seal wax is also available in sticks, but I prefer these wax beads as I know exactly how much to use.
I hope everyone who is taking part in InCoWriMo 2018 is having fun. I certainly am, although I’m slightly behind on my correspondence.
Please note: The above sets were supplied by Executive Pens Direct in return for an honest review.