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So I mentioned this in a post about of a couple new inks I got in the "Inky Thoughts" section, but I figure I might as well post the recipe here as well.


I picked up a bottle of Rohrer & Klingner's Alt-Goldgrün, and while it is a beautiful ink (especially with some line variation in a nib that will show off its shading qualities), I could tell that it wasn't going to work for everyday use for me. If I could get just the darker half of the ink out of a regular nib, it would be perfect, but the lighter color on the unshaded bits is just a little too light, and the variation in color is a bit too much for "regular" writing -- for me, at least. (I also had to put it in the Konrad to get that dark color at all; with the Alt-Goldgrün in a TWSBI Medium nib, all I could get was the lighter shade, and it looked like a pale pea soup.)


So I decided to meddle with it a little, and see if I couldn't come up with something a little darker and more consistently colored that I liked. Out of my somewhat limited selection of inks, I figured Noodler's #41 Brown would be the best bet to mix with this ink, and after a little fiddling with the proportions, I've found something I'm quite happy with. It's a mix of 5 parts Alt-Goldgrün and 1 part #41 Brown.


I'm calling it Swamp Thing. :D



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Interesting. Not a color for me, but it's right up Cyber6's alley (she's all about murky greens).

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I've been fiddling with it a bit as I've been using it. After doing a bit of writing, I still found it to be too light in color for my taste, so I emptied my pen back into the sample vial I had mixed the concoction in, added a little more brown, shook it up, flushed it in and out of the pen a couple times to make sure it mixed with whatever was left in the feed, then inked it up again. The color I have now is a little darker and a tad more brown, sort of like an Army green. (I'll have to do another writing sample with it when I get a chance.) The downside is, I don't really know that the proportions are any more, but I'd say something more like 3 parts Alt-Goldgrün to 1 part #41 Brown.


Really, I'm just trying to make the Alt-Goldgrün work, since I have a whole bottle of it, and will probably never use it all in its "natural state." :)

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Well, we enjoy seeing your efforts and progress.

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