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About cranialstorage

A semi-luddite working in the IT field. A collector and user of fountain pens and related desk/stationery items, old woodworking tools, and photography. A lover of books.

Inkvent 2019 – Day 25: Happy Holidays (shimmer & sheen)

Merry Christmas everyone! We’re between the morning excitement of gifts followed by breakfast, and the main family dinner, so….. Today brings us to the end, with Happy Holidays. The label doesn’t state standard, shimmer, or sheen on this final bottle. … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 24: Purple Bow (standard)

Well, turns out Sugar Plums are a vague sort of treat, that are not necessarily purple. Originally in the 17th century they were a small sugar candy. The seed used in the center included caraway, fennel, coriander, and cardamom seeds, … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 23: Roasted Chestnut (standard)

This is a lovely, deep, warm brown the colour of… well…. anyway. Warmer than Triple chocolate, lighter and warmer than Nutcracker, but more of a red brown instead of the warmer yellow brown of Gingerbread. Nice shading – I think … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 22: Solstice (shimmer)

When I first saw this colour, I wasn’t sure what it was. I’m still not sure. The label looked almost black, so I opened it, and still wasn’t sure… so I dipped a toothpick and smeared a little on a … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 21: Fire Embers (standard)

It’s been a busy day, so this will be a quick, short post due to the lateness of the hour…. but I really wanted to see what this ink looked like after seeing the name when I opened it up … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 20: Midnight Hour (sheen)

Busy days at the moment, so the next couple of entries will be late and short. But hey… saw The Rise of Skywalker this morning, so there’s that 😉 Midnight Hour is a deep blue – similar in tone to … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 19: Gingerbread (standard) & a paper correction….

First, apologies and a correction – the pad I thought was bagesse and providing the gorgeous sheen is in fact Rhodia. I was running out of space and finally found the pad I had pulled it from – which is … Continue reading

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