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Sailor Kingdom Note "fungi Series" Mycena Pura

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 17:22

In May 2014 Kingdom Note came out with a new line of specialty inks from Sailor based on Mushrooms. At that time they were relatively easy to obtain, but only two of the inks were colors that appealed to me then, so I passed on the others. Recently several became available again as they sometimes do, and I decided to get them. I've learned that the little color circle on the box is only the most general idea of the ink color.

 

The five inks of this series are

 

Amanita muscaria (red)

Entoloma virescens (light blue)

Stropharia aeruginosa (green)

Mycena pura (pink)

Trametes versicolor (dark blue)

 

I'd reviewed the two blue inks earlier and the links are above. Pink is not a color I usually buy at all. Far too many are either Barbie-pink, or hot bubble gum pink, or something that completely lacks any subtlety at all. But the color/writing sample at KN hinted that this wasn't like that. I'm glad I included it in my basket as it is a very nice complex, dusky pink, that soft kind of pink you see in sunsets, and perhaps on a certain mushroom. The ink is dark enough for writing, and I've used it a few times in making my own notes about other topics. I actually found myself reaching for it over saturated blues, murky greens, deep purples I have inked in pens.

 

The ink is quite shady in a drier pen. In very wet pens you get less of that, but still a dusky line. The ink has some water resistance that may be a plus for some. The hue is similar to the Noodler's Suffragist Carmine, but it is not as bright as that ink by a good margin. There is no sheen that I can see. This is an interesting pink I think, one appropriate for those who appreciate the subtle.

 

Unfortunately, this ink is sold out again now at Kingdom Note. It seems these are restocked periodically but not on any predictable schedule. I got lucky.

 

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#2 Lgsoltek

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 18:07

Thank you for the review! Not my kind of pink though (i'm the hot bubble gum pink people).

#3 white_lotus

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 19:10

Thank you for the review! Not my kind of pink though (i'm the hot bubble gum pink people).

 

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 22:06

This looks like a nice pink.  But it also looks a bit like De Atramentis Apple Blossom, which I have.  So I don't have to angst about an ink I can't easily get.

Thanks for the review.  I'll admit to putting this on the list (just in case...).

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 18:40

Thank you for sharing all the work that goes into these reviews.


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#6 saskia_madding

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 16:20

My bottle is more green and frankly makes for a disgusting pinky-green colour that I hate.  Yours is much more appealing, but still, I won't buy another bottle.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 22:32

A "vintage" looking pink ?

 

For some reason (or no reason) I'm liking this.  :)



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 22:35

It appears to be almost a magenta color, which is actually fairly appealing. But that could be my monitor settings. Thanks for the review. 


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 23:29

What's the old PR pink? Shah's Rose? Too lazy to get up and hunt for my bottle, but it's hitting a trifle lighter on my color memory.



#10 white_lotus

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 23:36

It appears to be almost a magenta color, which is actually fairly appealing. But that could be my monitor settings. Thanks for the review. 

 

Definitely not magenta.

 

A "vintage" looking pink ?

 

For some reason (or no reason) I'm liking this.  :)

Yes a vintage looking pink, fairly soft. Not at all like Noodler's Suffragist Carmine which is hot pink in comparison.







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