Ink Review: IWI Colors of Nature Spring Equinox

After feeling like I failed the assignment miserably with Diamine Peach Haze, I went ahead and looked at a variety of other inks that might fit the Pantone Color of the Year – Peach Fuzz variety. Today I’m looking at IWI Colors of Nature Spring Equinox ($3.75 for a 4mL sample from Vanness).

Spring Equinox is a delightfully peachy, melon colored ink, in which I can see elements or orange, pink and yellow.  White there are bits of shading and mottled colors in heavy applications, in writing the ink comes across as a clear peachy orange color.

This one doesn’t have sparkle or shine, but somehow it looks like I think a peach should. It’s still not quite as muted as Pantone’s Peach Fuzz, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

The one thing that I don’t like about this ink is it seems prone to feathering and bleeding. Sure, some of my ink splotches are really heavy applications, but I also notice feathering around my writing on both Mnemosyne and Col-o-dex cards, and I don’t often get that.

As you saw when I reviewed Peach Haze, I don’t have anything similar to Peach Fuzz in my collection. I have gone ahead and compare this one with Peach Haze just so you can see we’re moving in the right direction!

Overall, I love the color of this ink even if it’s not what I was expressly looking for. It’s bright and cheerful, and I love that I can see bits of pink and yellow in it. But I don’t know how much I’d use it given the feathering. I do have several more peachy inks to sample though – I’ll share them in the coming weeks!

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