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amberleadavis
On 9/12/2021 at 11:27 AM, Loke said:

 

Very sorry, have received the inks but completely forgot that you were interested by some images.

Here are some quick shots of the 3 inks (and bonus Kékfény, because I love the ink and it is very close to Ringed Octopus from VD)

 

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Thank you! What a great way to look at these inks!

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All those inks look beautiful. Of the three, I have the Azure Kingfisher, and I like it very much. Is the Spider Orchid as saturated in a fountain pen as on a glass nib? In other photos I've seen, it has looked lighter.

 

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I ended up ordering ten bottles of the Van Dieman's inks. Not entirely sure how that happened, but pretty sure @A Smug Dill sending samples had something to do with it... :blush:

 

Black Truffle

Federation Peak

Morning Frost

Cradle Mountain Grey

Launceston Fog

Eclipse

Hanging Lake

Eggplant

Sweet Fig

Leatherwood Honey Amber

 

I can try scanning some scribbles if any of them are of interest to anyone.

It's all about the greys...

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inkstainedruth

Thanks for posting the images, Loke!  

I have a question about Azure Kingfisher: is that sheen I'm seeing or glitter dust (the greenish gold on top of the blue)?

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Ruth Feiertag
4 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

Thanks for posting the images, Loke!  

I have a question about Azure Kingfisher: is that sheen I'm seeing or glitter dust (the greenish gold on top of the blue)?

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 The Azure Kingfisher has both shimmer (a lot) and sheen. While I had problems with other Van Dieman's shimmering inks in pens with fine nibs, my Kingfisher flows through the fine nib in my Estie Peacock with no problem. In broader nibs, the shimmer really pops. I emphasize that my bottle has well-behaved ink in it because I've heard from Vanness and (I think) Mike Matteson that the consistency in the Underwater series can vary from bottle to bottle and I don't know if that's true of the Kingfisher. I have several bottles of different Van Dieman's inks and only one was gloppy. The rest all have played very nicely with my pens.

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20 hours ago, Ruth Feiertag said:

 The Azure Kingfisher has both shimmer (a lot) and sheen. While I had problems with other Van Dieman's shimmering inks in pens with fine nibs, my Kingfisher flows through the fine nib in my Estie Peacock with no problem. In broader nibs, the shimmer really pops. I emphasize that my bottle has well-behaved ink in it because I've heard from Vanness and (I think) Mike Matteson that the consistency in the Underwater series can vary from bottle to bottle and I don't know if that's true of the Kingfisher. I have several bottles of different Van Dieman's inks and only one was gloppy. The rest all have played very nicely with my pens.

 

Agreed 🙂

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Ten Van Dieman's inks - shown with a brush swatch and a glass dip pen. They are all standard inks, except for the shimmering Morning Frost.

 

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It's all about the greys...

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19 minutes ago, AmandaW said:

Ten Van Dieman's inks - shown with a brush swatch and a glass dip pen. They are all standard inks, except for the shimmering Morning Frost.

 

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😥 I wish I hadn't waited so long and missed Morning Frost and Launceston Fog.

Damn indecisiveness 😩

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Oops. Didn't think to add the Van Dieman's inks I have as samples (courtesy @A Smug Dill). Again on Rhodia dot paper, with a brush and glass dip pen.

 

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It's all about the greys...

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21 minutes ago, AmandaW said:

Didn't think to add the Van Dieman's inks I have as samples (courtesy @A Smug Dill).

 

Hmmm, I'm surprised to see Zucchini looking so much lighter than Styx Valley Forest Green. In my testing, including giving the page a long soak afterwards, they looked practically the same ink. Also, when I write with Pepperberry, it comes out a lot darker, close to black.

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