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.
I went ahead and played with ink splotches and used my Delike dip nib pen to try writing a bit.
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!
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.
- Ink: Organics Studio Walden Pond ($14 for 55ml bottle)
- Pens: Delike Signature Glass Nib (F and Glass nibs, $39.79), Pilot Metropolitan (M Nib, $14.50)
- Paper: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Cards ($10.00), Crossfield Journal ($24.00) and Baron Fig Mastermind Desk Pad ($15.00)
- Brush: Simply Simmons Round 2 ($2.99)
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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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! =)
I think it would be lovely in a blue pen. Perhaps you have one of those? 😉
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.
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.
This ink will never ever dry. I just lightly rubbed my finger over a few words I wrote two months ago. Smearsville.