This year for Inkmas I decided to search out new-to-me ink brands in colors appropriate for the holiday season. The first of these is Van Dieman’s Styx Valley Forest Green (30mL for $12.95).
This rich, foresty green is a perfect winter holiday green. It reminds me of pines and holiday boughs on the mantle. The ink itself was lovely to work with, but the saturated ink blots took forever to dry – over 24 hours.
In terms of comparisons, I think it’s fairly close to Yoseka Origins #1. Colorverse Alpha Centauri is similar, but a bit more yellow in tone.
- Papers: Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50), Crossfield Journal ($24.00),
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks:Van Dieman’s Styx Valley Forest Green (30mL for $12.95)
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