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Inks in Depth: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer Vintage Desk Pen

Finally had success purchasing a vintage pen! I love this desk pen — beat up, but interesting gold nib that works! The 14k gold nib bends as if it was dropped — but that is the design. Right now it … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer’s Skrip Red Ink 02

I found a great deal on a vintage ink, and have read that they often are still good. I bought it because the very cool jar it comes in has an inkwell to the side, and figured I could always … Continue reading

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Tools: Tilt-Well Tilted Ink Bottle Stand

Recently I finished a bottle of DeAtramentis Document Black ink. To get my syringe full, I had to hold it precariously in one hand while trying to pull the syringe up.  That didn’t work.  So I ended up putting it … Continue reading

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Inktober 29, TWSBI Pink again!

I guess it is okay that I sketched the shocking pink TWSBI twice (first one right) — This time I also sketched the J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink bottle. This was one of my first bottle purchases, bought totally because of … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and Ink, Week 4

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings with a bit of water to move ink color.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time! Making it … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers with Watercolor

In Part 1 I tested inks on the papers, creating a simple journal; now I added watercolors to each Hahnemühle paper: Harmony, Cézanne, and Expression. Let me cut to the chase.  I am probably going to buy these papers in … Continue reading

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