At this point, I’m stoked with each door I open.
Today’s door opening! *drumroll*……….
Well THAT’S a choice.
Day 8’s ink is called “Jingle Berry.”
(goes off in fits of giggles) ((Yes, I’m a child.))
OKAY let’s ignore the name and get on 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.
It’s not easy to pull off a magenta/fuchsia color like this and make it look clean and readable. Kudos to the creative team for this one. The color is a bit like Ferris Wheel Press’ Midway the Magnificent, but cleaner, and without the thickness or the faint shimmer.
This ink has a nice flow when writing, but weirdly, it spotted a bit and it wasn’t easy to make the swatch even though it seemed like it should have worked.
So when making the splotch, I had to press to get it to work. Not really that fun. But the writing itself was nice and smooth.
I enjoy the color, but… I think I’d rather have FWP’s Midway.
Next up: Day 9!