I knew there was no way that today’s ink could hit me like the last one did, but I kept an open mind.
And with that, today’s door opening! *drumroll*……….
Day 7’s ink is called “Alpine.”
I was surprised that we had another tree-themed ink so quickly, but hey, let’s run with it.
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.
Well okay! This was a nice partner to Spruce. I can easily see using them together when painting, and I’m excited to see how they work.
Like Ghost, it’s slightly thin but flows easily, so it’s not unpleasant at all when writing. The base color is a pine green, but the silver shimmer has some amazing turquoise tinge to it, so the ink doesn’t look at all yellow like many pine colors do.
… I quite like how there’s enough shimmer in the writing strokes to create a lot of visual interest, and how it flows well enough so that the splotch has a well-defined outline.
It doesn’t dry as quickly as Ghost, so there’s a tiny bit of feathering in the strokes. However it doesn’t create thick lines, so it’s not a distraction at all.
And really, wow, this shimmer was a bold choice, and a good one. I wouldn’t mix turquoise with green but it’s a gorgeous combo here.
I really like this. I might not get a large bottle, but I might get a few extra samples from Goulet…
Next up: Day 8!