Category Archives: Ink Samples

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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Inkvent 2019 – Day 18: Holly (sheen)

Holly – this ink is aptly named. Not only is it a beautifully dark green ink, but it sheens red. I think this one would pair well with yesterday’s Poinsettia. Definitely on the blue side of the Green spectrum – … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 17: Poinsetta (standard)

Well, first I have to say… All those years, and not only did I have no idea how to spell it but I’ve probably been pronouncing the name incorrectly as well. Poinsetta is a red. A real red – not … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2019 – Day 16: Festive Cheer (sheen)

The calendar is beginning to run out of doors to open as we hit day 16. After opening today’s, I wasn’t sure what to expect – the label looked more charcoal, when I opened the top I thought the ink … Continue reading

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