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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