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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:26

I've been abusing my current collection of inks on another thread. But having decided that 50+ samples wasn't enough, I've bought more samples and will subject them to similar misery - water and Las Vegas sunlight. I won't start the experiment until this weekend when I have expensive (child) labor so if you want to see anything special, post your requests here.

Second Experiment Inks Follow link to see pictures of ink samples.
De Atramentis Hyacinth (scented)
De Atramentis Plum (scented)
De Atramentis Royal Blue
De Atramentis Sapphire Blue
Diamine Asa Blue
Diamine Bilberry
Diamine Kensington Blue
Diamine Majestic Blue
Diamine Sapphire Blue
J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir
Noodler's Baystate Concord Grape
Noodler's Luxury Blue
Noodler's Turquoise
Parker Quink Permanent Blue-Black
Platinum Mix-Free Aurora Blue
Private Reserve Tanzanite
Sailor Kiwa-Guro Pigmented Nano Black
Sailor Sei-Boku Pigmented Nano Blue-Black
Waterman Serenity Blue

You can see photos and scans of both experiments by entering the site through this location: http://www.sheismylawyer.com/TI/
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:42

This looks like a very interesting experiment, however, the images are way too large to load on this old computer. :(

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:14

This looks like a very interesting experiment, however, the images are way too large to load on this old computer. :(



Thank you for telling me. I'm in the process of fixing that now. I didn't upload the new pics yet.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:43


This looks like a very interesting experiment, however, the images are way too large to load on this old computer. :(



Thank you for telling me. I'm in the process of fixing that now. I didn't upload the new pics yet.


I've reuploaded and hopefully that helped.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:53

To best explain, I took all of the colors (and I added some from my prior experiment. I used a Speedball C-4 nib for each ink. The paper is an acid free / lignin free inkjet compatible business card stock. If any of the inks look "too wet" - blame the user not the ink. I will complain about these dip pens later. Once I had the ink on the pen, I wrote the ink name on two cards and doodled all around.

After all of the inks were dry, I took a wet brush and ran it across a single line.

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Once the first wash dried, I used a really wet brush and attempted to paint the bottom doodle with water.


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So, here are the first rounds after some exposure to water....


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I've put them up in my window and will take them down in a few weeks.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 15:23

Ahh, much better now, thank you!

I look forward to seeing how some of those colors hold up.


P.S. I like your BSB + CCC mixes.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:36

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:36

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:36

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:37

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:38

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:39

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:40

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:41

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 22:12

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The Baystate colors are changing quickly. They are still pretty. The Visconti mixes are also changing. In my other ones, they don't completely disappear, but they do change.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 17:45

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I found this to be interesting. The gel highlights are completely gone. The crayons kids marker is doing almost well as the sharpie.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:56

No surprise... the pretty scent is gone almost immediately.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:57

Seems to me that the vibrant colors loose their "POP" when left in the sun. Of course, that matches the desert landscape - sun bleached.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 17:32

Again, I'm surprized that some of these held up at all, especially the blues.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 00:35

Interesting to see which ones fade (and how) and which ones stay fairly stable.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:12

Interesting to see which ones fade (and how) and which ones stay fairly stable.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:09

Here are the small images for how they look today.

I will upload larger images to the website later.



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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:49

I found it interesting how the brightest of blues become far more "midnight"
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:58

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