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Week #36 / 3 Sep: Charlie The Unit Of Sheen - 2017 Weekly Ink Project


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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 19:13

As legend has it, we the ink people worship Mr Charlie Sheen for he has given his name (either that or we have taken his name) to measure sheen, a property of ink many of us seek after, as can be seen for example in this 35 page long thread (sadly that wretched PhotoBucket ruined a lot of the images). This week, we shall commemorate Mr Sheen by using the sheeniest ink we have. Don't forget to define this unit of measurement* (still a subject of debate!) and tell us how many charlies your ink has.

 

As usual, don't forget to share with us your choice of ink, your writing, drawing, doodling or anything with the ink in this thread. You can take a photo, make a scan, or even better, write letters and CRV reviews (what is a CRV?) and mail them to the many ink pals here. You are welcome to check back on this thread even when we've gone past this week.

 

Click here to read more about this community project. Links to the two previous links can be found there too.

 

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Next week: Faster (drying), Higher (sheen), Stronger (shading)


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#2 Tas

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:19

Looking forward to seeing which has the highest Charlie factor  :)



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 13:55

I've used a lot of sheeny inks, but none like Organic Studios Thoreau Walden Pond.  Sheens on almost every paper I've tried it on.  

 

For comparison, I've paired it with Iroshizuku Tsutsuji —a great sheener, but mainly on good quality paper.  The overview is here:

 

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And now for the sheen details.  They BOTH have a rich RED sheen:

 

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Wild!



#4 Tas

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 18:32

Wow.
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Posted 03 September 2017 - 20:08

Having come up for air after the birth of my eldest daughter's twins, I will try to resume participating.

I am loving Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue and Nitrogen. I would include Tsutsuji, but I already posted it for my most expensive ink. Nitrogen shows that sheen on every letter, like Diamine Majestic Blue on steroids. And Walden Pond Blue sheens even in fine nibs.

I have read reviews complaining of short shelf life on these, but they are from a while back, and I am betting these problems have been solved. These inks almost have more sheen than base color.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 13:36

Sadly played my joker with Organics Studio Royal Blue a couple of weeks or so ago - and I'm determined to use a different ink each time  B) 

I present what I deem to be about a "7" on the Charlie'O'meter.
 

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Ink: Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite 
Paper: Tomoe River . . . no sheen at all on my usual Cass Art watercolour paper  :( 
Pen: Liquatex No7 palette knife



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 15:16

Oh no. Now I need Edelstein Tanzanite.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 15:26

Oh no. Now I need Edelstein Tanzanite.

 

Ha.

Glad to hear it.

I've not used mine for ages. Nice to see it out again. That's part of the joy of this project  :) 

 



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 19:01

Once there was an ink...  that really wanted to be a different color...

 

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(Review here: http://www.fountainp...den-pond-blue/)


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#10 Tas

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 21:30

Once there was an ink...  that really wanted to be a different color...

 

 

 

 

 

:yikes:



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 21:57

Even tho I do not care for the Blue Greens, a swab of this ink convinced me to purchase it.  I like the reasoning suggested in the earlier post; I can only hope other inks will be able to follow this pattern.  I could love an ink of ANY color if it could exhibit this sheen!  (More Charlie + Martin "to the MAXIMUM power", please.)



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 23:29

Nice inks and pics!  I'm at my holiday home (life is tough  ;) ) and have less inks here (~20). Here is mine, sadly my photos could ever do the ink justice

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 01:49

Some of you have photographed the sheen so amazingly!  :yikes:



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:53

I have placed my wallet and credit card in a drawer, which I locked, and I swallowed the key. In order not to buy some of this magnificent Walden Pond Blue ink  :wub: 

And yes indeed, your photos are superb! Thanks a lot for all the eye candy



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:03

I have placed my wallet and credit card in a drawer, which I locked, and I swallowed the key. In order not to buy some of this magnificent Walden Pond Blue ink  :wub: 

And yes indeed, your photos are superb! Thanks a lot for all the eye candy

 

 . . . you should get the key back in a day or so . . .  :rolleyes: 
Don't deny yourself inky pleasures  :)



#16 Lgsoltek

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:29

My choice of ink for the week is Barrier Reef Blue.

 

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It's not the best one but it gets better on Tomoe River:

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:30

The upcoming Blackstone Ink Concentrate of Sydney Harbour Blue though, has a high value of charlies at 200% concentration:

 

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Even on copy paper:

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:52

Fab work Lgsoltek.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:57

Sheen-o-licious!

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:43

Once there was an ink...  that really wanted to be a different color...

 

...[pics]...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Review here: http://www.fountainp...den-pond-blue/)

 

Wow! That's amazing sheen.

 

Diamine Majestic Blue is my most sheeny ink:

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