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  1. dcwaites

    Byron Bay Blue

    I wanted to fill my new pen with ink, and wanted to use a Blackstone Colours of Australia ink. However, Sydney Harbour Blue was too dreary, and Barrier Reef Blue was a bit bright, so I made a blend of the two. Herewith, for your delectation... Recipe: Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue : 1 part Blackstone Barrier Reef Blue : 2 parts And now, for extra sheen -- As is usual for my images, click on them for a full size view. PS, the smudge in the first image, between and above 'my' and 'new' is some chocolate chip cookie that made its way to the back of the paper...
  2. dcwaites

    Serendipitous Ink Blends

    I thought I would start a thread on Serendipitous Ink Blends. These are blends where you mix a couple of inks for some reason and then find that they have combined to give you a much nicer ink than you were expecting. My first of this is the blend I called Majestic Havasu. A few weeks after I posted it, Diamine brought out their own version and called it ASA Blue, and it is now one of Diamine's more popular Blues. My next example is Amberleadavis' Noodler's Inkyman Sapphire, which came about when she mixed two Noodler's inks - La Couleur Royale and Navajo Turquoise. This turned out to be a close replica of Parker Penman Sapphire. My final example is what I call my Serendipitous Blend #1. This is blended from two Akkerman inks. The first is #5 - Shocking Blue, and the second is #8 - Diep Duinwaterblauw. What other serendipitous blends have people made? Please write the recipes up and post them in the Recipes forum. I have put up an Ink Blend Evaluation Form here, which makes it easier to list a blend and describe its features. Happy Blending!!!
  3. dcwaites

    Serendipitous Blend #1

    This is the first of my blends that I have made by "accident", that was nice enough that I wanted to write it up and keep it. This is a blend of -- Akkerman #5 Shocking Blue - 1 part Akkerman #3 Diep Duinwaterblauw - 1 part Water - 2 parts.
  4. dcwaites

    F E Coconut Crab Blue

    This is my blend I've called Faux Edelstein Aquamarine. It is an equal parts blend of Edelstein Sapphire and Edelstein Topaz.
  5. A blend I love and that has been in my go-to pen (fine Lamy Vista) for a month. As a serial ink switcher, that says a lot. I write on both white and powder blue papers, and this works on each. The blend I had in my Lamy was done by eye. I was asked what it looked like so needed to find ratios. It's 4.5mL Kon Peki to 0.75mL Take Sumi. I would personally add another drop or two of Take Sumi to match my prior version, but that's getting over the top . (My iPhone can't take true colour shots. It's also early evening on an overcast day.) I've included writing in plain Kon Peki, Take Sumi, Ku Jaku, and Tsuki Yo. The Kon Peki x Take Sumi blend in terms of colour is between Ku Jaku and Tsuki Yo. It's not as green as Ku Jaku, and not as blue-grey as Tsuki Yo.
  6. Intellidepth

    Iroshizuku + ?black For Mixing

    Hi, after being indoctrinated by LindaMedley into Noodler's CMYK mixing, I'm going to venture into Iroshizuku as well. Obviously, Iroshizuku don't offer a pure black nor a yellow. For yellow, I can get away with orange Yu Yake down the magenta end of the spectrum, and green Chiku-Rin down the cyan. Kon Peki will be my cyan, and Tsutsuji my magenta. Along the black lines, Take Sumi will be adequate for most mixes down the cyan line, however my sample appeared to have a touch of yellow in it which gave Kon Peki a touch of green when blended. I have ordered a bottle of Take Sumi, I'll see what that's like. However, Iroshizuku have no deep blacks down the Magenta line. Are there any pure black inks or black with magenta overtones in chromatography that I may be able to safely mix with Iroshizuku inks? I do have Noodler's bulletproof black which I haven't tried yet, but I'm hoping someone's tried something else with Iroshizuku that they know works. Thanks!

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