February 2016 Ink Drop

Hi Friends!

The Goulet Pen Company sent me the February Ink Drop! If you haven’t heard of Ink Drop, it’s a monthly subscription with 5 fountain pen ink samples, stickers and access members page with extra discounts. Check out more info and sign up here if you’d like: Goulet Ink Drop! If you like inks like me, it’s a treat :)

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February’s Sassy Theme: Treat Yo Self ;)

Inks:

  • Montegrappa Bordeaux
  • Monteverde Burgundy
  • Pelikan Edelstien Sapphire
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai
  • Private Reserve Chocolate

Here’s the Ink Drop Doodle – I used all the colored inks in this drop separately (did not mix), used filled fountain pens and a water brush. The outlines were done with a Pilot Prera (M) with Platinum Carbon Black and I used a Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen. The skin shading is a Grey 101 Prismacolor marker.

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I’m not a huge blue person, but both blues in this set were lovely and Ajisai was interestingly darker in a Japanese fine nib. I’m not a huge fan of burgundies, but MG Bordeaux and MV Burgundy were nice – very similar in color. PR Chocolat is gorgeous with interesting red undertones. Overall, all the inks were well behaved and a nice set for this February!

Here’s a writing sample of each on Rhodia paper (scanned)

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More photos:

My favorites are Private Reserve Chocolate and Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai!

What are your favorites from this month’s Ink Drop?

Thank you for reading/looking! :)

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Images scanned in with minimal level adjustment (unless noted) and photos taken with Samsung NX mini (with and without flash). Ink swatches are done on Maruman Mnemosyne Word cards with a dip pen and Tachikawa Comic Nib G. As with any ink scans and/or photos I try to be consistent in color. What you see on your monitor might not be the actual color, but it should be a fairly close representation. I received these ink samples from The Goulet Pen Company for the purposes of review. All opinions in this review are mine, and are not bias based on how I received these samples.

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