Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ink Review: Diamine Hope PInk

This is really a lovely color, and a portion of sales from this ink goes towards breast cancer research. If you like pink inks, buy it!

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Color comparisons seem accurate enough:

Hope Pink is bright without being neon, and a true pink
Noodler's Rachmaninov is more neon and leans towards magenta-blue
J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne is warmer in tone, and looks almost earthy compared to the other two.


Here are some close-ups of how this ink fares on different types of paper in terms of feathering. There is slight to moderate bleedthrough, depending on how wet your FP is. (NOTE -- in these photos, Hope Pink looks cooler in tone than it actually is)

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I would caution against using this ink in a wetter pen because the flow is very good, so it might be a tad too wet and really cause some feathering issues in, say, a Pelikan with a medium or broad nib.

Washes out very easily, so it's a snap to clean out if you like to switch inks a lot.

Overall, a well behaved ink that I definitely recommend for pink lovers!





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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Going Postal: A Traveling Journal

Waaaay back in January, I received Bianca's traveling journal to decorate. The theme was "mail" or "postal"; basically, anything associated with a mailbox or the postal system. I had a lot of fun decorating 3 pages. Here they are!

Avian Air Mail: When carrier pigeons just aren't enough. The albatross is missing from his post, because he's off to deliver a letter overseas.

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See?

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No one had done it yet, so I decided to make the last one a "love letter" theme.

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Can you decode the message?

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Ahh, it feels good to be posting again!







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