Ink Review: Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy

For the last year and a half, I have been assisting the Dromgooles at various pen shows, selling and educating about ink. One amazing benefit of this arrangement is that I get to see firsthand which inks are the most popular and in demand; I also get a chance to review those inks! A big thank you to Dromgoole’s for letting me grab a bottle of Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy to review.

Ferris Wheel Press has been shaking up the glistening (sparkling) ink world with its Fairy Tales ink line. Every foil-stamped box contains intricate artwork related to the fairy tale.

Each ink in the Fairy Tale line also comes in a small glass bottle (20mL) with a heavy metal cap.

The sparkle in Poison Envy is a purple chameleon sparkle while the ink itself is a dark purple that leans red with a bright greenish-gold sheen.

Sheen and sparkle are everywhere in this ink – both the in the swatch and in writing.

The base ink color in Poison Envy is redder than the base ink in Diamine Winter Miracle from Inkvent 2019 but they are close in writing. The difference becomes apparent when the swatches are angled into the light. The color of the sparkle is also visible here – Winter Miracle contains a bluish sparkle while Poison Envy is silver at one angle and purple at another.

Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy on Cosmo Air Light 83gsm paper:

Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy on Midori Cotton paper:

Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy on Midori MD paper:

Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy on Tomoe River (TR7) 52gsm paper:

Ferris Wheel Press Poison Envy does come with a cost – $22 for the 20mL bottle of ink – $1.10 per mL. However, I do believe the cost is justified for the materials and level of thought put into the ink and packaging. Thank you again to the Dromgooles for making this review possible!

DISCLAIMER: Some of the items included in this review were provided to us by Dromgoole’s free of charge for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. Thanks for this post – amazing ink! I love Ferris Wheel inks and own a few. While I love the design of the bottles, I find it really frustrating and difficult to actually fill any cartridge converter pens – the opening is just too narrow to draw up the ink smoothly. I’m curious to hear about how you get around this or if you have any tips.

  2. So pretty! I have a bottle of this on its way to me. I ordered it yesterday and I’m excited to try it out. This will be my first bottle of FWP.

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