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Diamine Rhodia

Diamine Prussian Blue on Rhodia

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue (blue black?) that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF on Rhodia

Ink

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF is part of the Hollywood series. The ink is inspired by the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

It is a shimmer ink so you need to shake the bottle before filling up your pen. I didn’t expect the shimmer to settled so quickly and the first time I filled up the pen, I didn’t get a lot of shimmer. The ink colour is a dark pink, almost purplish, and shows a lovely shading. It has a good consistent flow and I didn’t experience any clotting or hard starts. The shimmer is a pain to clean out of the pen, but that’s probably the case with all shimmer inks.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Prussian Blue on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue (blue black?) that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Prussian blue ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian blue ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian blue ink on Midori MD paper

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF on Midori MD

Ink

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF is part of the Hollywood series. The ink is inspired by the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

It is a shimmer ink so you need to shake the bottle before filling up your pen. I didn’t expect the shimmer to settled so quickly and the first time I filled up the pen, I didn’t get a lot of shimmer. The ink colour is a dark pink, almost purplish, and shows a lovely shading. It has a good consistent flow and I didn’t experience any clotting or hard starts. The shimmer is a pain to clean out of the pen, but that’s probably the case with all shimmer inks.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Kokuyo Vinta

Vinta Terracotta on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Vinta Terracotta (Damili 1572) is orange ink inspired by clay craftsmanship. It is brighter when wet, then dries to a earthy orange. It really looks like red clay, and also reminds me of autumn leaves.

I didn’t expect to love this ink so much. The more I used it, the more I love it. It shades beautifully and is easy to clean out.

Paper

I like writing on this paper. It is smooth and holds up well to fountain pen ink.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Rhodia Vinta

Vinta Terracotta on Rhodia

Ink

Vinta Terracotta (Damili 1572) is orange ink inspired by clay craftsmanship. It is brighter when wet, then dries to a earthy orange. It really looks like red clay, and also reminds me of autumn leaves.

I didn’t expect to love this ink so much. The more I used it, the more I love it. It shades beautifully and is easy to clean out.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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MD paper Midori Vinta

Vinta Terracotta on Midori MD

Ink

Vinta Terracotta (Damili 1572) is orange ink inspired by clay craftsmanship. It is brighter when wet, then dries to a earthy orange. It really looks like red clay, and also reminds me of autumn leaves.

I didn’t expect to love this ink so much. The more I used it, the more I love it. It shades beautifully and is easy to clean out.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Vinta Terracotta ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Vinta Terracotta ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Vinta Terracotta ink on Midori MD paper

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Hailstorm on Rhodia

Ink

Hailstorm is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s seasons. This is one of the colours of summer.

This is a green-grey ink. To my eyes, it is more green than grey. This is supposedly the colour of a thunderstorm cloud. I said “supposedly” because hailstorms are rare in Singapore so I don’t know what a hailstorm cloud looks like. I don’t really like this colour but that’s just a personal preference. There is nothing wrong with the ink. It flows well and is easy to clean.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Kokuyo Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Hailstorm on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Hailstorm is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s seasons. This is one of the colours of summer.

This is a green-grey ink. To my eyes, it is more green than grey. This is supposedly the colour of a thunderstorm cloud. I said “supposedly” because hailstorms are rare in Singapore so I don’t know what a hailstorm cloud looks like. I don’t really like this colour but that’s just a personal preference. There is nothing wrong with the ink. It flows well and is easy to clean.

Paper

I like writing on this paper. It is smooth and holds up well to fountain pen ink.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Van Dieman's World Craft

Van Dieman’s Hailstorm on World Craft Freiheit

Ink

Hailstorm is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s seasons. This is one of the colours of summer.

This is a green-grey ink. To my eyes, it is more green than grey. This is supposedly the colour of a thunderstorm cloud. I said “supposedly” because hailstorms are rare in Singapore so I don’t know what a hailstorm cloud looks like. I don’t really like this colour but that’s just a personal preference. There is nothing wrong with the ink. It flows well and is easy to clean.

Paper

WORLD CRAFT is a Japanese brand. I am using the Freiheit Freestyle Grid Notepad which is made of smooth, cream paper that holds up well to fountain pens. There is a bit of bleed through at the back but not enough to bleed onto the next page. It is 21cm x 12.8cm, which makes it the same height as A5 but thinner.

The page is marked on front and blank on the back. The front of the page is divided into 5mm grid made up of brown dots. Two thin brown lines, one vertical and one horizontal, divide the page in the middle.

WORLD CRAFT also makes this paper in a notebook format.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Hailstorm on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Hailstorm on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Hailstorm on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.