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#561 Lgsoltek

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 02:46

 

Yeah, that really makes me boggle.  It's one of my most matte inks.  I even tried it in my Omas 360 Magnum which lays down such a concentrated/wet line it's a sheen monster, on Tomoe River paper and not a hint of it.  I wonder if they had some kind of overstock situation and wanted to try and push some of it off of the shelves with dubious claims of sheen.

 

They might have mistaken the darker edge as sheen.



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Posted 26 September 2015 - 02:48

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Edited by Lgsoltek, 26 September 2015 - 02:48.


#563 Intellidepth

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:59

I've been experimenting with Yama-budo. I put a small amount in a dish and left it exposed at room temperature before writing with it...
 
...All samples:
 
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This week was one of the saddest in recent years after a friend's tragic fatal accident at age 41. I was needfully distracting my mind in the hour before their funeral service in a different city, so dropped in to a brick and mortar fp store. I had a memory that Yama-Budo sheened, but the storeperson didn't know enough about inks to confirm it. Bought it anyway. Then came across this post again tonight while checking whether it was a sheener. I've not even inked a pen with it - thanks to Goudy's post it's gone straight into an open inkwell. It's now serving as an incentive to start and complete a uni research report, so a few days dehydrating will work nicely (probably a week!). I want to write another small note to the grieving wife as well, so all up, a perfect purchase.
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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:45

Hi Intellidepth - So sorry to hear about your loss, but I'm glad my post has been helpful.

 

In my experiments with Yama-Budo, 2 days dehydration in a shallow dish seemed to give the best results - after which the ink got too sticky to be usable (though a few drops of water might revive it).



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:05

Abouth a month ago I bought some L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio inks. Bleu Mediterrannée and Violet have a subtle sheen, red in the first and golden in the second. I only have my iPhone camera and I'm afraid I can't quite capture it, but here it is how the inks look:

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Edited by KyleKatarn, 26 December 2015 - 10:08.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:09

A closer look to L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Bleu Mediterranée (uffff.... looong name!)

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 20:59

I was surprised to find a little bit of sheen in Waterman Mysterious Blue (left) and Visconti Blue (right). I left my two pens uncapped for a while and I had to "warm them up" on a piece of scrap paper.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 20:52

Ordinary greaseproof kitchen paper seems to be excellent at highlighting sheen, as can be seen from Sailor's Oku-Yama in the following scan;

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:24

Well... actually the real name is BlackStone... SuSeMai was the "Code Name" (Super Secret Maker of Ink)   ;)
 
 
 
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#570 amberleadavis

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 19:13

Must have this ink! Is it available, nowadays? I sure hope so!

 

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#571 webgeckos

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 20:10

 

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Had to be done. You know it.

 

 

 

I'll bet its Tiger Blood that makes it shine :D



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Posted 14 February 2016 - 14:56

I recently had the good fortune of finding an old Visconti Blue bottle and it sheens like crazy, especially in Tomoe River paper (which is not much of a surprise, is it?). My photographic skills aren't great but I think you can see a bit of what I'm talking about in this image:

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Edited by KyleKatarn, 14 February 2016 - 16:58.


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 17:36

I agree. I mixed Visconti Blue with GvFC Moss Green and Waterman Inspired Blue and it is an awesome sheener.



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 22:27

Trying out KWZI Azure #5 on Tomoe River. Lovely silvery sheen:

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 23:40

I think I should also come in and share some sheen porn. (Since I finally got my camera to work)
First of all, KWZ Azure 5. It sheened the typical magenta for me, instead of silver.
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Bungbox Sapphire. The sheen's strong, but somewhat distracting.

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De Atramentis Myrrh. 
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Blackstone Barrier reef blue
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Out of the blue.... Noodler's blue! I never expected this to sheen!
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Metzger & Mendel Turquoise. The sheen is a brilliant pink that's really hard to capture.
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KWZ IG Blue #6
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At last, this. Here's damming evidence that Sydney harbour blue sheens not one, but THREE colors! The basic sheen is pink, and it sheens gold, with sparkles of green, when it pools. Amazing!
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(You can't see the green well in this photo - I'll play around more)



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 23:45

Aaaaaand... here it is. Blackstone Sydney Harbour blue's tricolor sheen in all its glory.
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Posted 21 March 2016 - 00:18

Nice! I haven't noticed any sheen on KWZI IG Blue #6, which paper did you use?

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 00:26

Wow at that Sydney Harbour!  I need to try mine!



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 00:32

Nice! I haven't noticed any sheen on KWZI IG Blue #6, which paper did you use?

It's quite a cheap paper from blue-covered notebooks at Daiso  :lticaptd: All the above are done on the same paper.
I've only got a single one of those that I use sparingly (Only for ink reviewing), but man - the paper is amazing. It's poor man's Tomoe.



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 00:43

What's Daiso?? I need some of that paper!






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