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Heart Of Shin-Ryoku

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#1 yogalarva

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:58

My mother bought me a beautiful bottle of Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku for Christmas, and while I love the color (a very vibrant green), it just wasn’t getting much use because vibrant colors don’t have a good place in my academic writing.  Plus, it’s not at all water resistant.  So, I decided to try mixing it with a bit of Noodler’s Heart of Darkness, and this is what emerged:

 

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It’s a 4:1 mix of green/black and the result is a dark green that exhibits lots of shading, a pretty wet flow, and reasonably fast dry times.  Oh, and water resistance!

 

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That’s the result of a thorough soaking.  The green spreads a bit depending on the paper (how absorbent/coated it is) but the black component is still perfectly readable.

I’ve been using this ink for a few weeks now on my homework and lately in my Seven Seas journaland it is behaving wonderfully.  I do find that sometimes I get bits of writing that are lighter than others, but this is usually alleviated by inverting the pen to make sure the ink inside is well mixed.  

Paper used is M by Staples arc refill, and all opinions expressed above are completely my own.  :-)


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:49

Wow, that black really stabilizes the color and water resistance.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 13:17

I don't have nearly enough experience, but it seems to me that mixing Heart of Darkness in tends to encourage shading.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 13:24

My experience is also limited (this being my first HoD mix) but that seems to be the case.  I have a sample of Ku-Jaku that I received as part of a PIF that I might try mixing a bit of HoD in with as well, after, of course, trying it out unadulterated.  :-)


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