Okay, I expected calm last opening and I got a very pretty calming color. What’s next?
Today’s door! *drumroll*……….
Day 15’s ink is called “Pick Me Up.”
(Also, how do I not notice these images are blurry until I’m trying to blog?)
I tested, as per usual, using a borosilicate glass dip pen in a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook.
Okay, this is a deep brown ink that really, REALLY did not want to splotch. It also didn’t want to share any of its shading. And it was even more scratchy than the prior ink. I nearly broke through the paper on this one.
It’s a merlot brown, with a red undertone that doesn’t want to come through in the photos. It also smells a little chocolatey. The bottle doesn’t mention it being scented, same as Three Kings, but unlike that one I might be imagining this one’s scent due to associations with the name.
I had to scribble quite a lot get the splotch. It doesn’t show off the red tones, but I will give it credit for being an incredibly consistent color.
So if you like brown inks, don’t mind scratchiness when you’re writing, AND you prefer consistent color in your inks? This one is for you.
It’s not for me. I really wanted this to shade nicely. Maybe if I hadn’t already had the beauty of Yule Log on Day 2, I would have enjoyed this one.
Next up: Day 16!