Okay, at this point I don’t know what to expect.
Today’s door opening! *drumroll*……….
Day 5’s ink is called “Spiced Apple.”
Three days of S inks. Is that intentional?
I tested, as per usual, using a borosilicate glass dip pen in a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook. The paper in the Mnemosyne is good for sheening inks but isn’t as thin as Tomoe River, making it easier to use a sharp glass pen.
I do NOT know what was up with this ink. It’s not really an orange-based red, more an ambery red? Not all the way to brown-based. It is both thin AND dry, which made it tough to write with or splotch, and for some reason my cameras didn’t want to focus on it at all. (The other cameras were worse.)
The shimmer in it is really pretty, though, and the red is nicely readable once I got it out of the pen. It’s such a pity it’s so hard to use.
The ink doesn’t flow well. The outline of the above splotch demonstrates that I had to scribble a bit to complete it.
In order to show off the color and shimmer, I had to take the paper into the brightest sunlight I could find. Please excuse the window screen pattern. The photo still blurred, but at least the shimmer shows up even in the blurred parts. It’s super-pretty in bright light.
I’m saving this one for painting. It’s going to rock on holiday cards for certain red-loving friends of mine.
Next up: Day 6!