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J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey

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#21 dragonmanus

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 15:36

I knew about the glitter, but not the sheen! May have to try this one out sometime. I have the other 1670 inks. EOC is my favorite of the bunch. The red sheen does it for me, and I use a paper for my journaling that lets me see it. It's fantastic.

This ink has shimmer and can produce a slight sheen thanks to the interaction of the ink and the gold flecks. Usually you'll get either a dark black or a light grey and some sparkle, but sometimes it'll have a nice glossy appearance. Discovered this rare feat on tomoe river paper, but I'd count on a grey with sparkling gold or none at all. it's a very tempermental ink.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 22:02

Wonderful review. I love grey inks, and will definitely put this one on my wish list. Seems like a nice ink to write invitations, birthday cards, etc... (I will need to practice writing with a 1.5 or 1.9mm calligraphy nib first

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:45

I'll try to do some writing on Tomoe River and take pictures to upload shortly. Trying to find out for sure if my new Lmay is a fake. lots of stuff doesn't add up but some stuff does look right.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:37

Of the 4 inks in the 1670 collection stormy grey is my absolute favorite. I love this ink!!

A close second is rouge hematite, then ocean blue, and lastly eoc.

Its a great ink with and without the sparkle

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:43

 

Thanks for the further information!  

Yes I totally agree with the shimmer/luster part----it is always ALL or NONE.... so I already gave up trying to control or predict it and just let the outcome surprise me every time. B)

And the bottle.... I was too amazed by the exquisite design that I failed to notice how inconvenient that narrow rim was.

Now I prefer more practical bottles such as that of Sailor Jentle Inks and Private Reserve.

My suggestion is to buy one of Goulets empty bottles on sale and once all the ink is out of it and it's cleaned, use it for filling. If you like purple, you could just buy Levenger Amethyst ink from Amazon for $6 delivered. it has the plastic cone inside for easy filling of pens, is fairly resistant to tipping, and is a beautiful clear bottle. Another good option is to use a wide necked crafting bottle and a cork but not as secure or portable. Anyway, glad the information could be of some help. I did find you get much more consistant shimmer if you use a good wet pen, and are sure to swirl the pen or shake it to get the shimmer to agitate into immulsion. if you have a good pen that writes wet but doesn't drip or splatter the inside of it's cap, just shaking the pen up and down like when you'd drum the eraser of a pencil on the desk can really help. If you're using a eyedropper pen, ceat and add one of those little plastix beads shaped like a WWII Beach spike or even a cheap bb or Airsoft pellet to the inside to help keep the shimmer in immulsion. just make sure whatever you use is substantially smaller than the pen body and NOT lead or something that will break down in the ink or release particles to jam the feed.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 11:14

Of the 4 inks in the 1670 collection stormy grey is my absolute favorite. I love this ink!!

A close second is rouge hematite, then ocean blue, and lastly eoc.

Its a great ink with and without the sparkle

Well, I'm very surprised to hear(read) this.

I don't have RH myself, but so far I always hear people saying either RH or EoC being their favorite.

My I ask why you find EoC the least favorable? (just curious....)

 

 

 

My suggestion is to buy one of Goulets empty bottles on sale and once all the ink is out of it and it's cleaned, use it for filling. If you like purple, you could just buy Levenger Amethyst ink from Amazon for $6 delivered. it has the plastic cone inside for easy filling of pens, is fairly resistant to tipping, and is a beautiful clear bottle. Another good option is to use a wide necked crafting bottle and a cork but not as secure or portable. Anyway, glad the information could be of some help. I did find you get much more consistant shimmer if you use a good wet pen, and are sure to swirl the pen or shake it to get the shimmer to agitate into immulsion. if you have a good pen that writes wet but doesn't drip or splatter the inside of it's cap, just shaking the pen up and down like when you'd drum the eraser of a pencil on the desk can really help. If you're using a eyedropper pen, ceat and add one of those little plastix beads shaped like a WWII Beach spike or even a cheap bb or Airsoft pellet to the inside to help keep the shimmer in immulsion. just make sure whatever you use is substantially smaller than the pen body and NOT lead or something that will break down in the ink or release particles to jam the feed.

Thanks!  This is A LOT of information.... this deserves an independent thread itself!







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