Ink Review: IWI Colors of Nature Part 1

Ink Review: IWI Colors of Nature Part 1

The most recent ink line in my collection is the IWI Colors of Nature line. The line includes 24 colors so I will be presenting the collection in parts – today I’ll be covering 8 of the 24. At the end of this post, I’ll examine the feathering issue I’ve seen with the collection. I…

Ink Review: Private Reserve Old vs New

Ink Review: Private Reserve Old vs New

Private Reserve ink has had its share of controversy. I won’t elaborate on past issues in this post but instead, I will show some of the new colors and compare them with the original Private Reserve colors. Private Reserve inks can clearly be divided into old and new versions. The brand was purchased by YAFA…

Ink Series Review: Visconti Van Gogh Series

Ink Series Review: Visconti Van Gogh Series

Visconti has released a line of pens over the last few years in the Van Gogh line where each pen is styled after a Van Gogh painting and uses the same palette.  To accompany these pens, Visconti came up with six inks: Café Terrace at Night, Orchard in Blossom, Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman, Wheatfield…

Ink Series Review: Laban Mythology Series

Ink Series Review: Laban Mythology Series

Laban hasn’t been known for their inks – only their pen lineup. But recently they came out with a small collection of inks that take their inspiration from Greek mythology. I purchased bottles of Aphrodite and Apollo and samples of the other three in the collection. The illustrations are fun although Aphrodite is a bit……

Ink Review: Vinta Inks Collections (Neon & Vintage)

Ink Review: Vinta Inks Collections (Neon & Vintage)

The new Vinta Inks Collection sets have recently arrived and I couldn’t be happier– despite a little inktastrophe. There are two collections, Neon and Vintage, and each include three-15ml bottles in a divided tray in a decorated slip jacket. The Neon Collection features a bright pink (Tagpuan Electric Pink), a bright cyan (Magnetic Blue) and…

Ink Review: PenBBS Season 29 Part 1

Ink Review: PenBBS Season 29 Part 1

Today I will let the pictures speak for themselves. PenBBS Season 29 is out with 2 shimmer inks included in the lineup – 12 inks in all but I’ll be showing the first 6 in the series today. Each ink comes in the standard 60mL hexagonal bottle.   #406 Moon and Stars Shimmer I didn’t…

Ink Review: izumi’s Pink Rose Gold

Ink Review: izumi’s Pink Rose Gold

I recently received a lovely package from izumi Pen Company – a bottle of their store exclusive Pink Rose Gold ink, made for them by de Atramentis. The ink came wrapped in a beautiful bag with tissue paper surrounding it. The packaging alone made the ink feel extra special. Thank you, izumi! I had not…