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Week #52 / 24 Dec: Happy Holidays! - 2017 Weekly Ink Project


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Monthly themes of ink combinations for next year?  

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  1. 1. Please choose the themes that look interesting to you and you're willing to participate in.

    • Complementary Colours
    • Doppelgängers (Look alike inks)
    • Dark vs Light
    • Warm vs Cold
    • Similar Names (inks with similar names)
    • Same Brand (inks from the same brand)
    • Perfect Match (Inks that you think look great together)
    • Seasonal combo: spring/autumn (I put the two together considering difference in northern and southern hemispheres)
    • Seasonal combo: summer/winter
    • Geographic combo (ink combos that reflect a continent, a country, a city...)
    • Ink Feast (ink combos that look like food)
    • Clash of the Colours (Two colours that so do NOT look good together)
    • My Favourites (2+ inks you really love)
    • I Can't Decide (inks of the same general color where you can't decide which one you like best)
    • You Suck (inks you own but don't really like much)
    • nib-focus: ef / f (inks that look best in a finer nib)
    • nib-focus: broad / stub (inks that look best in a fat nib)
    • Hangin' in the shade (inks that shade)
    • Sheen^n (multiple inks that sheen)
    • Shimmer-fest (multiple inks that shimmer)
    • Good ink! (inks that are well-behaved on cheap paper)
    • Bad ink! (inks that behave poorly even on good paper)
    • Go team! (inks close to the colors of your favorite sports (or other?) team)
    • What I'm Reading (inks close to the cover colors of the book you're reading)
    • Coordin-ink-tion (fill your pens with inks that match the pen color)
  2. 2. (continued)

    • Alphabet soup (Two inks with names that have no overlapping letters)
    • Inspired by You (inks you've seen others used in the last month)
    • Colours of Nature (ink combos that show part of the nature: sea, mountain, snow, grass, etc.)
    • Other suggestions: in comments
    • Not any of these.


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The last week of this year! How fast has it all gone by? Thank you all so much for joining this project! Let's choose an ink to celebrate the end of a good year and the beginning of a new one.

As usual, don't forget to share with us your choice of ink, your writing, drawing, doodling or anything with the ink in this thread. You can take a photo, make a scan, or even better, write letters and CRV reviews (what is a CRV?) and mail them to the many ink pals here. You are welcome to check back on this thread even when we've gone past this week.

Click here to read more about this community project. Links to the two previous links can be found there too.

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Thanks again for your feedbacks regarding next year's ink project, especially LizEF, evyxmsj, etc.
So if you are all favourable to the idea of a monthly theme (weekly may be a bit too demanding!), where we match up two (or more) inks according to the theme, now it's time to choose what themes there should be. We just need 12 themes (for 12 months obviously). I've listed some suggestions from myself and especially from LizEF. Just vote for as many themes as you like, and we'll see which ones are the most popular. Also, if you have other ideas, do not hesitate to tell us!
Happy holidays to all!
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I like the idea of monthly rather than weekly -- I got bogged down with swapping inks and flushing pens out, and a lot of weeks I did do but didn't get around to scanning them in.

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I can safely say that weekly was tough. I will eventually get around to scanning and uploading the CRVs for this year.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

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Also, I didn't vote for Doopelgangers because we already have that thread.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

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I have a feeling I won't have time next week, so I'm doing my entry for the week now:

http://www.paradoxcommunity.com/vps/52HappyHolidays.jpg

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I am disappointed with this ink, I find it a little pedestrian.

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone. It's Sunday afternoon here and time to get organised for much eating, drinking and making merry tomorrow.

 

I have voted for some of the options above and thanks to everyone (especially Lgsoltek), it's been an amusing, interesting and informative project.

 

 

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I am disappointed with this ink, I find it a little pedestrian.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone. It's Sunday afternoon here and time to get organised for much eating, drinking and making merry tomorrow.

 

I have voted for some of the options above and thanks to everyone (especially Lgsoltek), it's been an amusing, interesting and informative project.

 

 

I much prefer another green from the previous line of shimmering inks. Magical Forest I think.

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I am disappointed with this ink, I find it a little pedestrian.

 

 

 

I much prefer another green from the previous line of shimmering inks. Magical Forest I think.

 

I wrote my cards with Golden Ivy. They looked fabulous and almost every letter had golden shimmer on it. :wub:

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Following Noihvo's lead, I'm looking back on the year, and the special inks that made their way into my pens... ;)

 

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If I'm not mistaken, the inks are made with plant-derived extracts, and so there is a kind of "texture" that produces a bit of sheen in some of the inks...

 

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Happy Winter Holidays to everyone!

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Following Noihvo's lead, I'm looking back on the year, and the special inks that made their way into my pens... ;)

 

fpn_1514126245__2017-12-24_093155.jpg

 

If I'm not mistaken, the inks are made with plant-derived extracts, and so there is a kind of "texture" that produces a bit of sheen in some of the inks...

 

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Happy Winter Holidays to everyone!

Wow gorgeous inks! I like them all, even the brown pink, the kind of undersaturated red I don’t usually like. The sheen makes it much more attractive.

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I have two ideas:

 

  • Close cousins. Two or more inks that might look the same from swatches or in separate reviews but that show their differences side by side. This might be like a close-up of the comparison section of an ink review. Maybe differences in behavior should count.
  • Its infinite variety. Inks where everyone's bottle seems to be a different color. I am thinking of Kung Te Cheng, where some bottles are bluer and some more purple, it seems, but there are other inks of which people similarly say "My bottle was more green," or "Mine had no sprinkles."
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I have two ideas:

 

  • Close cousins. Two or more inks that might look the same from swatches or in separate reviews but that show their differences side by side. This might be like a close-up of the comparison section of an ink review. Maybe differences in behavior should count.
  • Its infinite variety. Inks where everyone's bottle seems to be a different color. I am thinking of Kung Te Cheng, where some bottles are bluer and some more purple, it seems, but there are other inks of which people similarly say "My bottle was more green," or "Mine had no sprinkles."

 

 

The first one I think is rather close to the proposed "doppelgängers" theme (the second one). As for the second idea, I think that's more about ink manufacturers that have somewhat loose quality control...

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The first one I think is rather close to the proposed "doppelgängers" theme (the second one). As for the second idea, I think that's more about ink manufacturers that have somewhat loose quality control...

 

Oh. I thought that doppelgänger were supposed to be exactly the same. I was thinking of inks that are similar but that, seen side by side, are not doppelgänger.

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I wholeheartedly second the idea of monthly instead of weekly.

Life got in the way, especially these last two months, so while I still followed (if I could) the weekly ink adventures of others, I found no time, opportunity, or inclination, to participate myself. (Among other things, we have had a death in the family. Recently.)

I stopped writing up inky notes, although I do admit that I sometimes, inspired by posts in the project, chose an ink to fill some pens with...

 

I expect a monthly cycle will be easier to handle.

I'm looking forward to joining in again.

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Oh. I thought that doppelgänger were supposed to be exactly the same. I was thinking of inks that are similar but that, seen side by side, are not doppelgänger.

 

Yes indeed doppelgänger means exactly the same. But since it's quite rare to have two inks that look exactly the same, I settle for a looser definition. (Also in the doppelgänger thread many of the features inks are really similar, but still possible to be distinguished.)

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