Thursday, May 11, 2017

Inkjournal Ink Flight #4

Huzzah! I always love coming home from work and finding some pen related inky goodness to be on my doorstep. I am really enjoying the Inkjournal Ink Flights so far and it is a great idea. So what do we have for May?

The physical box this month was dramatically smaller than the other three before but it still held a lovely surprise for me. First off, the ink samples. J. Herbin is the company featured this month for inks and I am alright with that as I have some of their inks and I do like them. Featured this month are the following:

  • J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir
  • J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche
  • J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune
  • J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier
  • J. Herbin Stormy Grey 1670 Anniversary 
  • J. Herbin Cacao Brown (scented)
  • J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor 1670 Anniversary
That is a lot of French and it is a good thing this is not a video as I would murder these pronunciations.

The surprise here was the Col-O-Ring book from Ana at The Well Appointed Desk. I have been considering ordering one of these books and test it out with my ever growing ink collection and I greatly appreciate it.

I must admit, I really enjoy this ink testing book. It is handy, conveniently sized and the paper is quite lovely for fountain pen ink. I figured, what better time to use it than right now for the new ink samples to show them off.

This paper shows the shading and sheen when applicable. I am so thankful that this was in the Ink Flight this month.

Another surprise is this:

Yup, a paint brush but more specifically a watercolor paint brush. Why? Well, Ana, with The Well Appointed Desk, made a YouTube video showing everyone how to use, or how she uses,  the Col-O-Ring book for ink swabs. Ana uses a #4 Princeton Neptune brush for the swabs but a cotton swab works fine as well. This brush is a #2 size but big deal. I used it to make the swabs above and I greatly enjoyed it. I may not swab with Q-Tips again.

$28.00 for Ink Flight #4 and it was money well spent. I loved this month's package and I look forward to June's offering.

This review is based off of my opinion and experience. I do not represent Inkjournal or The Well Appointed Desk in any way nor am I being compensated.

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