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Emeraude on Rhodia Dotpad no. 16. Title drawn with a 1.5mm

Brause no. 180 nib and plenty of gum arabic.

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Undiluted (left) and diluted (50%, right) splotches.

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Peacock painted with Emeraude de Chivor, Sailor Souten, and a hint of

J. Herbin Cacao du Brésil on Stillman & Birn Gamma Series paper.

 

This is a review that I thought I had already done. When I set out to do it again, I realized why I never finished the first time round. Emeraude de Chivor is one difficult ink. It is oversaturated, much too wet, stains everything, and threatens to clog my pen. It also refuses to work with a dipped without plenty of gum arabic, which removes the sheen (but adds gloss).

 

Is anyone actually writing with this ink? I'll admit Emeraude looks pretty good coming out of my wife's mint Kaweco Sport, but I won't be putting it in any of my pens any time soon. Too staining, too clogging, and it smears when dry a la Rouge Hematite. So what on earth could I ever use this for?

 

Well, that peacock looks pretty nice, for one. I love the way three distinct colors can be gotten through dilution: gold/red/black when laid down really thick, a dark emerald green at full volume, a brilliant turquoise when diluted. And it looks great alongside the pink-sheening Souten. Looks like this one is permanently relegated to the art shelf. Now I just have to find some subject matter that requires a glittery teal...

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I've got some loaded in a 159 w/fude nib to play around with. Funny enough, I've done glitter free loads (intentionally) both times I've pulled it out. I love the color, but it ends up being sort of a more expensive, less well behaved Syo-ro for me.

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The artwork is just amazing!

As for the ink itself, I finally got to see it in the flesh (as it were) last year at the Ohio Pen Show. And it was as I feared -- all the dazzle of the gold dust and all the sheen on the planet can't hide the underlying color, which is not one I like. Kinda disappointing, because I bought Stormy Grey without sampling it first, just on the basis of a written exemplar I'd seen at a pen show a couple of years ago. And that ink was "Want! Must HAAAVE!". Rouge Hematite I sampled just to see what the fuss was about (this was the original version with the big gold flakes). And was surprised to find that I liked it (me and dark brick red? Who'd have thought?). The original (plain version) of Bleu Ocean was hype. The ink was actually pretty boring. The new version (with the gold dust) is better. The new brown? Meh. Too red a brown for me.

Emerald of Chivor? I'll pass. But thanks for the review.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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I really like this ink, and I've gotten it to play nicely in a couple of my everyday pens: a TWSBI Eco with B nib, and a Blackstone Axiom prototype with B or 1.1mm stub. It probably does need a broader, wetter nib, though....

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Wonderful review as always.

 

This time I've fallen for your chromatography strip. If that was 5ft wide I'd put it on my wall. :wub:

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_jasonchickerson_chromatography_strip.jpg

 

(This is not actually my wall, my cats would rip that sofa up in a matter of days)
((and there are zero Cheerios or discarded children's socks underneath))

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I've used it in demonstrators without any staining occurring. It's not particularly easy to clean out though. I adore its wetness and saturation.

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I designated this as my Christmas card ink, along with rouge hematite.

If this didn't have the glittery bits I would actually use it more frequently. I like the color but can't handle the sparkle.

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jasonchickerson

Wonderful review as always.

 

This time I've fallen for your chromatography strip. If that was 5ft wide I'd put it on my wall. :wub:

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_jasonchickerson_chromatography_strip.jpg

 

(This is not actually my wall, my cats would rip that sofa up in a matter of days)

((and there are zero Cheerios or discarded children's socks underneath))

Ha! I would love to see that.

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I designated this as my Christmas card ink, along with rouge hematite.

If this didn't have the glittery bits I would actually use it more frequently. I like the color but can't handle the sparkle.

Yes, it's a good card ink, and I used it with Rouge Hematite last year formthat purpose. I Loved RH until I found that it smears so badly after drying.

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You are an artist! Absolutely gorgeous

You're too kind. I'm very much still working on it. Thanks for the kind words.

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Kudos for the great review and stunning drawing ... it makes me forget about the ink :)

The ink itself I dislike - I simply don't get the point of those glittery things (at least not for normal writing).

+1. Great peacock, but not an ink I would care for as I cannot draw flies with honey.

 

-David (Estie).

No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still be stationery. -Anon.

A backward poet writes inverse. -Anon.

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Thanks for this review. I've had good success with this ink in a Noodler's Ahab and like the color. Not an everyday ink though for sure. Love the peacock, Sailor Souten is a favorite!

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Beautiful work! I love this ink and use it regularly and am a fan of wet pens as well as TR and Rhoda papers. I haven't had a problem with staining and I have other inks that are more difficult to flush from pens. I am currently using it in a Lamy Nexx (previously it was in a Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic in Ice). I often use it in meetings for note taking, most people only notice the colour but others do a double-take.

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