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Ostrich Flower Series ink inter-mix, on Flickr pretty much self explanatory I suppose ... anyway after the initial sampling I posted while ago. I go out and do the inter-fix. This is how I do it, I use industrial / lab syringe to measure exactly 0.6ml each of 2 ink and had them mixed in a 2ml lab sample vile ( the same kind of plastic container usually ink sampler come in but its 2ml instead ). I had them then stored in cool covered ( no light ) for about 3 weeks to made sure the mix do not come with some unexpected chemistry experiment. Then its onto the color table, all are put onto the paper using a Glass Dip pen, paper is Rhodia dot pad paper, and 3 patches of standard graphic use graphite pencil 2B,4B, and 6B are included for those who want to colour balance the photo for better accuracy. Some surprise in the mix but most are expected. I think I might go off& get some extra bottle of certain colours to made a full 30ml of a certain mix This is how the ink come in ( 15ml per bottle X 12 colours )
Ostrich ink is a very very old name in ink manufacturing in China and last year they bring out their first ever set of color ink in the form of the " Flower Series " at 15ml ea. for a collection of 12 colors; I recently get hold of a set of this in the plain form ( there is also the same set but with gold glitter ). A lot of back and forth communique with the factory tech finally get me informed that while the ink is not marketed or intentionally designed for mixing it is none the less mixable. So I set out to do a sampling of the ink and the combo The combo will have to wait a bit later but I've shoot a sample of the ink as they are The text is written with a 3B pencil and the gray card is a Kodak 18% gray for those who know how to color balance it; the paper is Rhodia dot pad. I forget to put the name of one of the color, that one is termed y the Mfr " Withered Sakura "