We decided on two colors, but when I got them home I had some trouble with it.
I thought it was the paper, so I tried an envelope. It looked fine, but as it dried it also bleed out.
The turquoise was better but I was frustrated that I couldn't get the pink to work on any paper. I had never heard of this before, I don't know what I was doing wrong.
I also got some other ink from Blick art stores- this brand Winsor and Newton is more affordable (around $5 a bottle) and comes in about 40 colors.
I enjoy the variations in color you get from this ink, it's just the right thickness.
Save the best for last- I picked up a bottle of J. Herbin ink from Vroman's and it was my favorite. Not only for it's color but because it's smooth and readily flows.Even though we couldn't figure out what was wrong with the pink ink, everyone had a good time trying out the different nibs and different inks.
If you're interested in ink and pen reviews, check out Ana's blog.
All photos by Margaret Haas.