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  1. I'm curious about why you're inspired to try/use new colors. Right now, as the leaves start to change (a bit prematurely) to their autumn colors, I'm looking for inks that match the colors around me in nature. I'm currently craving a particular shade of blue that would match a sweater I'm making. It is somewhere between Diamine Cornflower, Lapis, Tudor, or J. Herbin Blue Ocean (if I feel like going shimmery). I want to track down samples of each of those. It isn't necessary, as I have plenty of blues and plenty of inks in general. I don't always go for matchy matchy. There's no need to match a sweater and my pen's ink, but I'm inspired by the color of this beautiful yarn. Other times, I crave a contrasting, but complementary, color. A deep burgundy ink to go with some deep teal items a close friend gave me, for example. I've used a particular shade of pink (Diamine Carnation) because it reminded me of my grandmother. A particular red (Diamine Monaco Red) because my mom would like it in the pen of hers that I have. Quick Blue-Black reminds me of my dad and of my intro to fountain pens. I rotate varying purples in a pen that was a gift from someone who loves purple (though in general I'm neither someone who must match inks to barrel color nor someone who avoids it entirely). From other posts, matching seasonal colors is something that many people here seem to do. Others look for colors that match logos or team colors. I always enjoy reading these threads, but I haven't found a broader discussion of this topic. Why are you motivated to look for a particular shade of ink? If you're looking to match something else, what is that item? If you have a signature color or usually use only a particular color family, when/why do you branch out? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  2. antichresis

    Need Help Matching Some Blues

    Hi guys, would you know of ink (or inky mixes) that closely matches No.54 and No.59 in the image below? These are from the old PenBBS series and are now discontinued/unavailable. Photo:
  3. Greetings Folks, I'm trying to find an ink that matches the color of the flowers on my mother-in-law's plant (it's a Thanksgiving Cactus). Having a bunch of ink samples sent to my location is cost prohibitive so I need to find the closest ink and commit to a bottle. Attached are a couple pictures of the flowers and one that I used MS Paint to check the color with. I'm thinking possibly something around Herbin Rose Cyclamen, Noodler's Sha's Rose or Qin Shi Huang might work, but I don't have them to check. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  4. penmanila

    Fave Pen-And-Ink Combos

    we all have our favorite pen-and-ink matches, and perhaps some matches work better than others, but over time, i suspect we tend to settle on certain inks for certain pens. this afternoon, just for fun, i set up and took this shot of the pens in my current rotation, and the inks that go into each of them. these choices and matches aren't graven in stone (well, maybe 70% of them are), but like many of you, my basic principle is to get an ink that's pretty close to the color of the pen, so i don't have to wonder what's in it. here's my current line-up: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5499/12183016753_d538e4bc41_c.jpg pelikan blue-black in the agatha christiediamine oxblood in the vacumatic OSr & k sepia in the oscar wildemontblanc carlo collodi in the CS marlboroughr & k alt-goldgrun in the onoto magnapelikan brilliant brown in the faber-castell pernambucoaurora black in the MB 100th anniversary here's another look: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/12183416796_29df685d1f_c.jpg let's see your combos!
  5. Dear fellow FPNers, Please forgive me if this is an oldie that has been dealt with before, but I am new to FPN. I have seen on various threads both here and elsewhere, a variety of comments in relation to whether or not the colour of the ink that one uses should match the colour of the fountain pen. For me, it seems to detract significantly from the overall experience of using a fp if the two colours are not at least somewhat in harmony, one with the other. Red pen......green ink.....yuk! For me, a direct match is neither desirable, practical nor achievable. But I do believe that a warm coloured pen should be used to deliver a warm colour ink and a cooler colour pen, a cooler colour ink. Gold, silver, black and demonstrator pens appear to me to be immune to this 'rule' and may be used to deliver any colour. What is the general view amongst you all? Mike





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