Ink Review: Organics Studio Walden Pond

Review by: Laura Cameron

Really I can sum up this review in three words: “Holy Sheen, Batman!”

In the last few months I had seen lots of people using some beautiful inks from Organics Studio and I was constantly taken by how much sheen was in them.  I was able to get my hands on a bottle of Walden Pond and eagerly took it for a test drive.

Walden Pond is a blue-green ink with a pink and purple sheen. When I first tested it out on my Col-o-Ring card I couldn’t tell if the ink was blue or a dark green. I could tell there was LOTS of sheen.

Walden Pond

I went ahead and played with ink splotches and used my Delike dip nib pen to try writing a bit.

Walden Pond

Walden Pond

I’ve also been taking part in Inktober in the last few weeks and starting to add small sketches to things. I had some new paper to test out and decided to see what the ink could do. On this one I used the glass nib on the Delike and then shaded with some water and a brush. I loved how in this one I can really see the depth of the blue green color. The sheen is still there in the darkest points, but I love the teal parts the best!

Walden Pond

Walden Pond

Overall I really liked the ink. It seems to flow fairly easily through my pens, and in simple writing with a small nib appears as a fairly dark green with some sheen.


Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.

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5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I don’t have any Organics Studio inks yet. This may be one of the first. Loving the color. Thanks for the review! Holy sheen for sure! =)

  2. I experienced some quality issues (clogging and residue) on a couple of Organic Studios inks a couple of years ago, most notably the Sepia Cuttlefish. Have they worked that problem out with their new incarnation?
    Thx for your review.

    1. I haven’t had that problem with the Walden Pond and I’ve had it in my pen for a couple weeks now, but of course I can’t speak to all the ink colors/iterations.

  3. This ink will never ever dry. I just lightly rubbed my finger over a few words I wrote two months ago. Smearsville.

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