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Studio Flaverse: The Witches - Arachne (By 3Oysters)



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Fellow FPN-er inkantadora (who regularly organises Paris pen meets) discovered sometime ago that the Korean fountain pen ink maker 3Oysters created a collection for the Korean art collective Studio Flaverse. These inks were created to complement an art collection inspired by the “witches” of Greek mythology. Studio Flaverse was inspired by the darker side of the stories of Hera, Pandora, Medusa and Arachne. She was fascinated by the concept and the inks, so she got in touch with Studio Flaverse and was sent a set of four inks for review purpose. These inks were (or will be?) part of a Korean kickstarter campaign (Tumblbug). Many thanks to Inkantadora who kindly shared samples of these inks with me to try. (Introductory text above adapted from inkantadora's Instagram page with her consent. Click the above link for a photo of the artwork and bottles of these inks.)

I've reviewed the three others: Pandora, Hera and Medusa.

The last of the quartet, Arachne, is a rather undersaturated grey. It has a yellow green tone to it and looks quite like stone. I'm not a fan of grey inks but this one is quite lovely. Sadly possibly due to the low saturation, this ink feels watery and while it's still reasonably wet, it lacks lubrication as the other three inks in this collection. Bummer.

It's quite water resistant.

Splash

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Sample

(Rhodia)

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(Tomoe River)

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Comparison

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I have only recently heard of the 3Oyster brand.

Thank you for making me aware of these four inks and for another review to look at on this grey day, sat on the sofa whilst sipping coffee, with a cat on my lap.

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This has just a hint of brown that I find very attractive. Too bad it doesn't behave like the others.

Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.

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Just been going through my ink swatch pile. I almost heard harps playing when I turned to this swatch and was hit by a pang of regret that I dont own a bottle. Will be eBaying later to correct that. Very reminiscent of Paul Madonnas excellent work. Thanks LGsoltek for the sample.

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Just been going through my ink swatch pile. I almost heard harps playing when I turned to this swatch and was hit by a pang of regret that I dont own a bottle. Will be eBaying later to correct that. Very reminiscent of Paul Madonnas excellent work. Thanks LGsoltek for the sample.

 

Hmm I guess you'll have a hard time finding that... According to inkantadora this set of inks was only available at a South Korean kickstart and the international one never came to fruition.

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Hmm I guess you'll have a hard time finding that... According to inkantadora this set of inks was only available at a South Korean kickstart and the international one never came to fruition.

You guess correctly : (

 

Best I get my mixing hat back on. . .

 

I had a mix called Inspired Dregs that was very close. Hmmm . . . :rolleyes:

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It does look good here :)

 

Is it somewhere in the territory of Cacao de Bresil, or R&K Sepia?

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It does look good here :)

 

Is it somewhere in the territory of Cacao de Bresil, or R&K Sepia?

No. I feel it has more substance and less colour than either. In fact I was sniffing at both of those when I spotted the swatch and thought "Oooo" :wub:

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Reminds me of a less saturated version of Sailor Doyou. I would like it if I could get it, as sometimes it's nice to have a soft ink.

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