Ana just got her hands on some of the newest Birmingham Pen Company inks. And she thought it would be hysterical to hand me ALL the purples. So without further ado, I present to you PURPLEPALOOZA!
Birmingham Pen Company does amazing inks, and their newest colors include a ton of purples. From ashy eggplant to bright purple to luscious boysenberry, there’s something for every purple lover here. Included in this quick look are: Andy Warhol Pop Art Purple, Gayety Theater Vaudeville Regalia, Frick Building Stained Glass, Pittsburgh Aviary Violet Starling, Little Italy Eggplant Parmesan, and South Side Market Boysenberry. You’ll catch a quick flash of David O. Selznick Lilac Wind, but that’s just a sample I have from previous releases.
- Papers: Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50) and Baron Fig Mastermind ($15.00)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks: Birmingham Pen Company (30ml for $7.99 and 60ml for $11.99)
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Love this post!! ALL THE PURPLE!!!!!
Are any of these inks water resistant, water proof, or permanent?
No, none of these inks are waterproof or water resistant.
I just discovered an amazing thing on my blotting paper; while Lilac Wind and Violet Starling are apparently very close in his and tone (but they feel quite distinct?), they are built on quite opposite components, Lilac Wind has a magenta core with a blue Corona, which gives it, I think, a certain solemnity, whilst the nearly identical Violet Starling has a blue core with a bright pink Corona, which gives it a touch of liveliness! For ink and wash the difference is night and day!
This is a very helpful comparison, and it’s not even the full set! (I can think of Waterfront Dusk, River Twilight and Verbena off the top of my head, so there’s probably more still?!)
What a feast for violet fans!
His = hue!