Tools: Ink Journal

In the back of new journals, I make sure I try all inked pens on the new paper.
It is the second test I have for inks to see if they are waterproof, the first here.
I also get to see how the pen nib works on a given paper.
Above, my latest list in an A4 Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal, next to the pens
inked up; I rotate and use these pens each week through drawing and journaling.

I appreciate Goulet’s ink samples, an inexpensive way to test and compare inks to find the colors
I really love.  I take the rejected samples and paint with them, using them up having fun.
I’m sorry I didn’t find samples earlier, as I have a couple of inks that are just okay; having found much prettier inks through sampling.
I’ve looked for blues and will end up with a Robert Oster eventually.  I finally found a great purple, and an amazing orange, and will want those.  Ink bottles are big and last a LONG time!

The beginnings of the ink book, below.
I also comment on smelly inks —
and many are.  I am not fond of any of the perfumed inks I’ve tried yet except DeAtramentis Tobacco… It reminds me
of my grandparent’s ranch!

I am not a fan of the shimmer inks, last photo.  I put one in a wet 1.5 stub nib pen.  I twirled it, rocked it, (did a little dance with it), and I got little shimmer. They easily clog pens so you have to be meticulous in cleaning.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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3 Responses to Tools: Ink Journal

  1. WOW KATE! This is marvelous!


  2. Pingback: Tools: My Watercolor Journal | D.Katie Powell Art

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