On the last day of Inkmas, we ate Sweet Tater Pie ($14.75 for 30ml bottle). Okay, we’ve discussed this before. Do NOT eat or drink the ink no matter how tasty it looks or smells. Though it is hard to resist an ink that you want to top with toasted marshmallows and dig into with a giant spoon.
When I look at Sweet Tater Pie, I can smell the pie spices (it’s not scented, they are phantom smells.). Maybe it should have been scented? nah.. I’d rather imagine the smells. The color though reminds me of pumpkin pie for sure. OR sweet tater pie, if you prefer that as a holiday treat. Either way its a bright orange that’s not too garish, there’s a nice warm undertone that keeps it from searing the retinas. Depending on the tool you are using the ink with shade from a bright orangey to a deeper baked orange color.
When compared with some other russet oranges in my stash, I would say the closest similar ink color is Callifolio Inti which may be ever-so-slightly more brownish. Robert Oster Campfire is close as well and since that was a Phidon Pens exclusive, Sweet Tater Pie might be a good alternative for those of us south of the Canadian border. Lamy Bronze isn’t even in the ballpark colorwise.
- Paper: Rhodia Uni-Blank No. 16 with 6mm guide sheet
- Pens: Midori bullet pencil modified dip nib holder with Zebra G titanium nib ($33.50 per 10-pack), Acrylic dip nib pen (Approx. $15), James Finniss Serendipity nib holder ($79AUD)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) & Col-o-dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Brush: Silverwhite 1500s Round #2