Enthusiastically opening today’s door……….
Day 10’s ink is called “Dusted Truffle.”
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.
Dusted Truffle is a medium to light greenish brown with yellow undertones and a LOT of silver shimmer. It’s an odd combination, in my mind, since I would usually expect this light of a color to have a darker shimmer or a darker sheen.
It’s a wet ink but in a weird way. It flows inconsistently.
The shimmer is almost overwhelming in the ink, but it is mighty pretty, and if one thinks of sugar-coated truffles, this is a spot-on representation. Another neat artistic choice.
But when I look at the ink as a whole, I find it hard to read, and since I’m not a brown ink fan it’s not really an appealing shade. Folks who like brown inks will probably like it tons more than I do.
I’m likely not going to use this much, but I’m going to experiment with how it might look on holiday cards. Pine cones anyone?
Next up: Day 11!