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Katastick

Katastick
Date Joined: April 9, 2021
Last Online: May 15, 2022
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada
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About Me

Updated April 22, 2022

Wielder of pens and brushes.

I just got into watercolour recently. I normally paint with acrylics. I am enjoying the way watercolours flow and blend and appreciating the looseness and expressiveness of this new medium. I paint big with acrylic and small with watercolour. My little palette and postcard sized papers mean I can sit on my couch and paint ๐ŸŽจ in the evening.

Fountain pen ๐Ÿ–‹ enthusiast. Demonstrator eye dropper pens are my passion. I love seeing all that lovely ink sloshing around in those big, clear, test tube-like ink reservoirs.

I got into fountain pens because I was tired of throwing out spent fine line markers. I am in love with all the lovely fountain pen inks and am addicted to watching ink review videos. I am now on the hunt for fountain pen friendly paper. Iโ€™ve picked up a whole new vocabulary: feathering, bleed through, shading.

April 2021 - My Moonman S5 has arrived!

July 2021 - My new favourite fountain pen - the Moonman C1.

August 2021 - Received this beautiful Moonman M2.

November 2021 - My chubby new Moonman - the Moonman Mini

My current favourite inks

Pilot Iroshzuku Tsutsuji A bright, fresh pink!

Sailor Manyo Ukikusa A gorgeous warm green.

Diamine Blue Velvet The name says it all.

Home

I live on Canadaโ€™s beautiful west coast on Vancouver Island, in a rainforest, in the mountains, near the sea. My husband and I, and a little cat that we found sleeping in our patio 3 months ago, enjoy a quiet life. I spend my time gardening, book binding, painting and writing.

Media

I donโ€™t watch TV but I do love watching creators on YouTube.

Learned a lot about bookbinding and became addicted to fountain pens and ink.

Connecting

According to the Myers Briggs personality test I am an INTJ (Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging).

This Swap meet seems like a great way to make some connections and have a little fun. Itโ€™s a nice way to get social in this socially distant world we have been navigating.

Iโ€™ve been having fun making ATCs and journals.

Current Projects

Translucent Journals

The Rice Paper Journal

I am obsessed with translucent paper that loves my fountain pens and water colour. I made the the above journal using rice paper. I sewed the 5 signatures into a hard cover I found at a used book store. The book has 100 pages (both sides). I enjoy layering drawings that show through the pages.

I am currently making onion skin paper journals of about the same size. I have been collecting used hard cover books of that size that have lovely covers. I think I can make around 25 journals with the onion skin paper I have. Onion skin is thin, tough, deliciously crinkly, translucent and takes ink and watercolour like a dream. Itโ€™s hard to find so I ordered 3 reams of it when I finally found some. Iโ€™ll post pictures when I finish my first one.

September 3, 2021 - My first onion skin journal

Just Below the Surface

I also have some easier to come by parchment paper that is lovely and super translucent. I will be making a water themed journal with that.

LOVES

  • Washi tape and stickers (my favourite thing to receive)
  • Edward Gorey
  • Japanese packaging
  • Paper ๐Ÿ“„
  • Ink ๐Ÿ–Š
  • Watercolour ๐ŸŽจ
  • Origami paper
  • Old book pages ๐Ÿ“”
  • Tiny art ๐Ÿ–ผ
  • Stars โญ๏ธ
  • Letters ๐Ÿ“ฌ
  • Fonts
  • Kawaii ๐Ÿก
  • Dioramas
  • Paper dolls
  • Shrines
  • Slides
  • Paper lanterns ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŽ
  • Whimsical art ๐Ÿฌ
  • Science ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒก๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿงช๐Ÿฆ 
  • Poppies
  • Dried flowers ๐ŸŒธ
  • Hand made paper
  • Sparkle and Shimmer โœจ
  • Cats ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›
  • Birds ๐Ÿฆ
  • Fish ๐ŸŸ
  • Paper tape
  • Maps๐Ÿ—บ
  • Polaroid Art
  • Miniatures

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Reference

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Ratings

Bridgetofthedeans rated for L L & L L High Tea on May 7, 2022
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Comment: I will be there with bells on! What a lovely invitation!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and the little kitty watercolor painting, I absolutely love it!! I am going to put the painting in a frame. I really appreciate you sharing your artwork with me and sending me a very special swap! Stay safe and be well! xo
Response: Ah, thanks. You made my day!
ccmmsu rated for Lace Letters and Little Lies Hiring? on Mar 17, 2022
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Comment: I can't even express how much I LOVE this! Not only did you write a super cool and creative letter, but it looks amazing, too. Thanks for making me sound so impressive. lol I'm putting this up on my Favorite Things board. Thank you!!
Response: Thanks! I enjoyed writing it.
WoodlandBanshee rated for CA : Use up scraps #2 on Mar 2, 2022
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Comment: Hello. This is a nice "password notebook" that you put together. Just a note that this swap was for an Artist Trading Card from our extra scraps, not a notebook. I don't mind the error as I like the notebook. NO need to resend anything. Take care!
Response: Thanks! Silly me, I totally mixed up some swaps! Glad you like the note book.
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Comment: Thank you for the letter! The mouse painting is so adorable! I love him!
Response: So happy you like it ๐Ÿ
pynart2 rated for FPE: A New Alphabet on Feb 16, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful letter, which Font did you use, you didn't say. Love the ink color very nice, I'll have to get some. Thank you for your support.
Response: Thanks. Itโ€™s a font I made up with an extra flourish. ๐Ÿ–‹
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Comment: Thank you so much for the mouse painting. It meant so much and will be framed. Will write soon.
Response: He was fun to paint! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š
quaisoir rated for AMA: Things That Fly-January on Feb 10, 2022
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Comment: What a pretty handmade fairy! It looks so delicate. Thanks for ur beautiful creation. It made its way to me in great condition.
Response: Glad she made it ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿป.
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Comment: thank you for your letter!
Response: Youโ€™re Welcome โ˜บ๏ธ
Rhino44 rated for fpe : New Year Color samples on Jan 27, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful card you made! I really enjoyed your letter on that lovely rice paper, and the onion skin samples as well. We do have a lot in common, how funny. And I am adding Organic Studio's Nitrogen to my sample wish list right now -- that is super gorgeous. Thank you!
Response: I love my Nitrogen ๐Ÿฅฒ
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome โ˜บ๏ธ
iolair rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Jan 19, 2022
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Comment: Wow!! Thank you so much for the beautiful card, you are so talented! I especially love the glitter accents for the snow. The whole painting is so sweet and beautifully done. I really liked the translucent paper too. Hope you had a great Christmas season :)
Response: So happy you liked it.
Chaar rated for Christmas card swap on Jan 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!Wish you a nice 2022. love Chaar
Response: All the best in 2022 โญ๏ธ
vlhafer54 rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty angel card - Happy Holidays!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome!
pynart2 rated for Christmas Card with a surprise on Dec 18, 2021
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Comment: LOve your painted watercolor card so beautiful And what a nice surprise, loved the stamps. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Response: Happy Holidays! โ˜ƒ๏ธ
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Comment: such cute stamps, thank you!
Response: Thank you. Happy Christmas ๐ŸŒŸ
bcdebinbc rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 13, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful handmade card, thank you, Merry Christmas :-)
Response: Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
KristenCat rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 10, 2021
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Comment: thank you so very much for your beautiful card. I absolutely love it!!!
Response: Happy Holidays โญ๏ธ
mrsD rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 7, 2021
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Comment: Really lovely card! Thank you and merry Xmas
Response: Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
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Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and the beautiful card!
Response: ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thanks

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Comments

Aurora1 on Apr 12, 2021:

Hi, welcome to swap-bot! Let me know if you want to do a private ATC trade. I love to swap and make ATCs. Have a great day!

Katastick on Apr 11, 2021:

Thanks Poftoffel!

Poftoffel on Apr 11, 2021:

Hello! If youโ€™d like to do a private atc swap let me know! Welcome to swap-bot!

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