I confess to stealing this idea of a
dandelion in Gold Dust Piloncitos 1521
from my Aussie friend Shilo McClean.
I hadn’t thought of how lovely it might
look with the gold as the wish-do-dahs,
on the green/apricot base, but it is stunning!
The thing with shimmer inks is
they are hard to image… to get the
brilliant gold you have to move the
camera around with the flash, below,
though in reality they are easy
to see. The problem with images is
that they are NOT reality,
just another representation.
I had dregs in the sample vial, which were quite grey.
I gave another go at a dandelion image using the dregs as the background,
and then dipped into
the full bottle ink for
the gold with my dip pen.
Also makes an interesting sketch, but the apricot-green base color in the ink
(very top image) is more striking, I think!
The shimmer of this ink
sits on top of the sample
vial, which is also
different from other inks!
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Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Dip pen with Vinta Inks Collection Gold Dust Piloncitos 1521 Ink,
Pilot Parallel pen with PenBBS #153 Burning of White House 1814 Ink.
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These are wonderful, Kate. I love dandelions.
I do to. One of my favorite flowers.
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