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I've wrote this little list of my most preferred inks. Many of them are simple blends. If you have questions, I'll happily answer them.


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Actually 22.9.2021. 
I was so excited about the 2019 Inkvent samples I even dated the journal page 2019.


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Thanks for another spam offering Juliet. They're getting a bit dull now.

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Robert Oster's Smokescreen. A gift from the ever generous Cyber6.

A sort of dark reddish brown and a little complex. Paper plays a rather larger than usual part in its colour - a little how Rikyu-cha reacts with papers, although nothing like Rikyu_cha's colour.

Just tested it out in my Duke Confucius 551 bamboo (fude) on some super cheap sketchbook paper from Tiger and was pleased with the result. Looking forward to playing with this one.
I thought the scribble (top section) looks remarkably like a king wearing an open crown.

("Man" now has a place in my scrapbook.)


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2 hours ago, Juliet Cyrus said:

I am a person who loves to write calligraphy. I use Winsor & Newton ink. The ink flows well when used in any pen. You can also use this product on various paper types since it is not clogged in your pens or bleeds on surfaces.

Hi Juliet, I found the W&N calligraphy ink gummed up my fountain pen.

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There had been roughly 20 years when I used only one fountain pen and only two inks, quite frequently switching between blue and green on a rapid 3 years interval. Sure, without ever cleaning the pen, the inks mixed well so, some cycles later, I started to mix these two before filling the pen and used 'my' newly invented petrol for the next 10 years.

Pandemic changed it all. Not only did I buy more inks, I also bought more pens.


And then the first-world-problem kicked me and I started to find matching inks for my pens and matching pens for my inks.




I started to love having two, three or even four fountain pens filled and ready to use them simultaneously. You can guess the consequence? Indeed, these three or four ink colors should fit well to each other and should fit to the season.

Super crazy?



And here we are: the currently filled four autumn colors are:

Pelikan Edelstein Olivine, deAtramentis Aubergine, Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine, InesF Autumn Leaf (a mix of P.Edelstein Mandarin, P.4001 Red and P.4001 Brown).




The inks are put on a sheet of Hahnemühle 200 g/m2 aquarell paper with a paintbrush; left side put asymmetrically on a pre-wetted area, right side put on dry paper and later washed with water.


Sure, there is also a photo of the four pens and a writing sample:



Riddle of the day: guess which pen I used for which ink!

(sorry, there is not price to win)


Using each one of the pens as a daily writer for one week lets me keep the ink set for four weeks in use. I like that - it somehow reduces the craziness.

One life!

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