Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

January: Perfect Match - 2018 Monthly Ink Combo Project


lgsoltek
 Share

Recommended Posts

De Atramentis Camelien Red with Bronze, J Herbin Stormy Grey and Noodler's eel Blu.

 

fpn_1516659626__201800.jpg

 

 

I've just inked up 3 pens with a very similar theme - Sailor Jentle Souten, Rikyu-Cha and Irori!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 135
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Chrissy

    8

  • HalloweenHJB

    14

  • lgsoltek

    23

  • LizEF

    9

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

fpn_1516737176__img_3596.jpg

"We are one."

 

– G'Kar, The Declaration of Principles

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

 

Are you looking for a custom bound book? Check out my Etsy page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is my second try this month

 

Oops, out of focus...fpn_1516837873__jan_18_3.png

 

fpn_1516837932__jan_18_4.png

 

The ones from earlier in the month. Slightly out of focus but more realistic colours.

 

fpn_1516838079__jan_18_1.png

 

fpn_1516838176__jan_18_2.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The longer I stare at this the more I want to listen to the French national anthem for some reason.

 

Seems reasonable to me. :)

 

 

 

COOL! It has a really painterly quality. Nice combination of sparkly and non-sparkly!

 

I wrote so much with the Camelien that I had to refill the pen.

 

 

 

I've just inked up 3 pens with a very similar theme - Sailor Jentle Souten, Rikyu-Cha and Irori!

 

Oh, nice combo, what are you doodling with it?

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



Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar



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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is my second try this month

 

Oops, out of focus...fpn_1516837873__jan_18_3.png

 

fpn_1516837932__jan_18_4.png

 

The ones from earlier in the month. Slightly out of focus but more realistic colours.

 

fpn_1516838079__jan_18_1.png

 

fpn_1516838176__jan_18_2.png

 

Nice combo.

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



Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar



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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

fpn_1516915333__fpn_jancombo_6896_small.

Early Jan I chose Kaweco Palm and J Herbin Lie de The' for this month's "Perfect Match." Only while uploading to FPN did I remember using Palm for Week 52 of 2017, also. Is it obvious how much I love Kaweco Palm?? :blush:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Early Jan I chose Kaweco Palm and J Herbin Lie de The' for this month's "Perfect Match." Only while uploading to FPN did I remember using Palm for Week 52 of 2017, also. Is it obvious how much I love Kaweco Palm?? :blush:

That green is calling my name...

 

Also, the more pictures of Lie de Thé I see, the more unimpressed it leaves me. In comparison, Ambre de Birmanie and Cacao du Bresil seem much more interesting, even though their primary color initially didn't appeal to me.

fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That green is calling my name...

 

Also, the more pictures of Lie de Thé I see, the more unimpressed it leaves me. In comparison, Ambre de Birmanie and Cacao du Bresil seem much more interesting, even though their primary color initially didn't appeal to me.

Glad you like it, RoyalBlue! This IS a LOVELY green. I had a sample and am ordering a bottle, asap! Lie de The is also lovely but it takes the right pen, a wet broad. As much as I love my Edison, the stub doesn't do justice to LdT. It's a richer, well-behaved, great-shading brown. We will agree to disagree on Ambre de Birmanie. After reading many fantastic reviews of it, I ordered the cartridges....and promptly PIFed them. On Cacao du Bresil, we agree again :-) I used to keep it in a pen, but it's been awhile - time to rotate CdB into a pen again. Thank you for the reminder!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad you like it, RoyalBlue! This IS a LOVELY green. I had a sample and am ordering a bottle, asap! Lie de The is also lovely but it takes the right pen, a wet broad. As much as I love my Edison, the stub doesn't do justice to LdT. It's a richer, well-behaved, great-shading brown. We will agree to disagree on Ambre de Birmanie. After reading many fantastic reviews of it, I ordered the cartridges....and promptly PIFed them. On Cacao du Bresil, we agree again :-) I used to keep it in a pen, but it's been awhile - time to rotate CdB into a pen again. Thank you for the reminder!

What let you down about Ambre de Birmanie? Shading, dry times, staining issues?

Cacao du Bresil left me unimpressed on pictures, but I've seen it on page thanks to my pen-pal, and I thought "woah, okay, never thought I'd be intrigued by a grey."

fpn_1502425191__letter-mini.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What let you down about Ambre de Birmanie? Shading, dry times, staining issues?

Cacao du Bresil left me unimpressed on pictures, but I've seen it on page thanks to my pen-pal, and I thought "woah, okay, never thought I'd be intrigued by a grey."

Good question! For me, Ambre de Birmanie is one of those rare inks that I preferred in online pics. I was completely disappointed by the color of this ink on the page in person. Papers I tried were Tomoe River, Clairefontaine, and Leuchtturm.

You brought up interesting thoughts. For me, whether I like an ink is 99% about it's color (including it's shading and/or sheen). Dry time, shading, even feathering & bleeding have yet to turn me off an ink that is visually appealing. Inks having great color but other poor qualities, only create extra caution for when and how I use them.

Grays - I get that! CdB & Noodler's Lexington are my go to gray inks. Gris de Payne will likely be added some time in the future, and I recently saw another I'd like a sample of. Oh, what was it?? Time to search the gray ink reviews :-)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My perfect vintage look combo

 

Cacao du Bresil + Alt Goldgrun

 

...it would look great as embroidery pattern, on black velvet, on brown leather, or on red...

 

(you will ignore the lack of artistic talent, will you?)

fpn_1517244139__cacao_and_alt_goldgrun_2

LETTER EXCHANGE PARTICIPANT

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know it's kinda very late, being the last day of the month and all... I've actually written this up the first week of january, then did not have the energy to scan and upload it... (it's been a difficult time, with the death of my mother in law last december, I've been reading and sometimes posting, but have not really participated in any of the ongoing projects, even when I had planned to...)

Anyway, here it is, my combo for the month: Q'Eternity(Noodler's), KWZI Turquoise (the non-IG version), and Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue, my current favorite. In person it is somehow darker than what the scanner transferred to the computer...

fpn_1517424088__january.jpg

I am coming back to playing with inks, but mostly I'm drawn back here for the talk about paper, these days.

Still, I'm awaiting a new Indian-made pen...

a fountain pen is physics in action... Proud member of the SuperPinks

fpn_1425200643__fpn_1425160066__super_pi

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Squeaking in under the wire (it's about 11:15 PM EST....)

fpn_1517458403__january_2018_inks.jpg

 

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."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know it's kinda very late, being the last day of the month and all... I've actually written this up the first week of january, then did not have the energy to scan and upload it... (it's been a difficult time, with the death of my mother in law last december, I've been reading and sometimes posting, but have not really participated in any of the ongoing projects, even when I had planned to...)

Anyway, here it is, my combo for the month: Q'Eternity(Noodler's), KWZI Turquoise (the non-IG version), and Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue, my current favorite. In person it is somehow darker than what the scanner transferred to the computer...

 

I am coming back to playing with inks, but mostly I'm drawn back here for the talk about paper, these days.

Still, I'm awaiting a new Indian-made pen...

 

I'm sorry to hear about your mother in law! It's a very lovely ink combo though. It's like greenish blues at different brightness and darkness.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know it's kinda very late, being the last day of the month and all... I've actually written this up the first week of january, then did not have the energy to scan and upload it... (it's been a difficult time, with the death of my mother in law last december, I've been reading and sometimes posting, but have not really participated in any of the ongoing projects, even when I had planned to...)

Anyway, here it is, my combo for the month: Q'Eternity(Noodler's), KWZI Turquoise (the non-IG version), and Blackstone Sydney Harbour Blue, my current favorite. In person it is somehow darker than what the scanner transferred to the computer...

 

My condolances too. :mellow:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you both for the kind words.

a fountain pen is physics in action... Proud member of the SuperPinks

fpn_1425200643__fpn_1425160066__super_pi

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37978
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      31107
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25602
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      @Texas42 Thank you. I myself have recently had the experience of cleaning out a Wing Sung 699, in which the iron-gall ink has been sitting for six months. No damage to the metal piston rod (whereas, in a Wing Sung 3013 vacuum-filler, it would have been corroded, turned green, and contaminated the ink in mere weeks), but there was a ring of colour at the far end of the barrel that wouldn't budge, and I found it impossible to unscrew the filling mechanism to clean the interior wall of the ink rese
    • Texas42
      Dang. You are a great friend!   One comment as a relative newcomer would be within the cleaning section: issues/differences in cleaning vacuum filler, piston filler in addition to cartridge/converter. I just cleaned out my Pilot 823 and while it wasn't particularly difficult I was a little paranoid about the drops of water that I could not get out. Perhaps this is something you are already including.   Anyway, great project and very thoughtful of you. I know it's a project fo
    • Splat
      Ah Ruaidhri ya wee heid banger, you do indeed have an Irishman’s way wid dose words now. I’ll be from outer Aberdeenshire up in the blizzard riven braes of the Grampians.  Amateur medicine and surgery is it? Well what noble aspirations you do possess, we need to encourage such noble experimentations.  I pondered on leaving my own battered shell to science, but, until I read your pearls of wisdom and lament, I had comedown on the side of leaving my body to Findus frozen foods.  However, your rema
    • austollie
      Hi Smug Dill,   Nice project.  If it were me, I'd cover stuff like: - nib types available, i.e. styles, materials (SS vs gold), flex vs nails; - filling systems (I love the "thingie" comment) and how once can use them in practice (e.g. fill cartridges with a syringe); - pen body materials and their consequences (pen not balanced of too heavy and big for the hand); - and, whilst you've made it clear that you do not like vintage pens, a discussion of these beyond "I d
    • A Smug Dill
      Thanks for your input! Yes, not putting wood in the list of body materials warranting a mention was an oversight. I love pens with wooden bodies, but my main concern, or chagrin, is that I have not come across a wooden-bodied pen with a wooden cap that seals well. Actually, there is one, but it isn't really wood per se: the Pilot Custom Kaede's maple body is resin impregnated. All other wooden pens I have can dry out while capped and undisturbed; that includes several Platinum #3776 models.
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. arthurm
      arthurm
      (22 years old)
    2. BMS
      BMS
      (61 years old)
    3. cacatua
      cacatua
      (72 years old)
    4. Cmg.sweet
      Cmg.sweet
    5. Dennis B
      Dennis B
      (74 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...