If I had any artistic skills, this would be a great concept to draw: “good writing is like a windowpane”. What is good writing to you? Letters to friends? Love letters? Jokes in your kids’ lunch boxes?
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. – Robert Frost I’m not a writer but sometimes I just ink up twenty fountain pens and scribble words down, because I love the feeling of the nib on paper, of the smooth feeling of ink flowing, and then seeing all the colors at the end.
A good orange is cheery and bright. What do you think about when you think of orange? Maybe something like “Kill Winter With Orange“? I also enjoy trying out yellow-orange inks, and red-orange inks, and seeing which comes closer to orange than the other. The world of inks is colorful and fun!
Diamine Silver Fox is a nice mix of a medium to dark grey, and silver. It’s not shimmery or glittery, but the silver is obvious when compared to other normal greys. The ink shades nicely, and although silver can be difficult to capture in a non metallic ink, this one did well, I think.
I came across a bottle of Sheaffer Skrip Black, in the older style inkwell glass bottle. I love these bottles, and the black ink inside is pretty nice, too. I’m always looking for a true black – one without shading – just a true, solid black. Do you have a favorite black? Please share it so I can check it out!
Depending on the color, iron-gall ink may change when it dries. Montblanc’s Midnight Blue iron-gall ink changes from a dark blue to a solid, somewhat matte, blue-black color. It smells quite rusty, too.
Sepia is an interesting color, and I’ve seen quite a few variations on it. It also has a really interesting derivation!
Sienna has always been one of my favorite colors, although I prefer raw sienna as an ink because it shades more. Come to think of it, the same goes for burnt sienna. It’s interesting to see sienna straight up, because as it turns out, it’s lovely, too. A beautiful, rich color that makes me think of a rich, sun-toasted earth. Ochre, umber, sienna – all such gorgeous shades to work with.
Written using Diamine Amaranth! One of the most educational things about inks is you learn about colors you didn’t even realize existed, especially in the case of flowers.
What is Superchrome ink? Superchrome was a special ink created exclusively for the Parker 51. Parker made several claims about this ink: it dried three times faster than ordinary ink of the time (such as Waterman), it had a dye content three to ten times greater, and was said to have eleven times more resistance to fading than government standards.