As it’s Hallowe’en this month I wanted to do something a little different that was in keeping with the season of ghosties and ghoulies and things that go ‘BUMP’ in the night, so I chose Skulls & Roses.
I first heard about this ink earlier this year and then I heard that it was a Germany only release by Diamine, which was disappointing to say the least. Then I discovered fountainfeder.eu a little startup, in Germany, selling inks, notebooks and their own special bundles.
I would urge you to visit the site as they provide excellent service and a really good range of inks, all at reasonable prices with amazingly low shipping costs. All I would say is remember these guys work full time as well as running Fountainfeder and they do a brilliant job.
After nearly a week of checking in with them to see if the stock had arrived, Skulls & Roses is very popular so stock sells out very quickly, they had stock so I ordered two bottles and waited.
It arrived very quickly and was very well packaged so as soon as I got home I cracked open the box and started to test the ink. I have a large-ish collection of inks including regular, shimmer et cetera but this was my first serious two-tone ink. When I first applied it to the paper it appeared as a really nice deep blue ink and if I had bought this as a blue ink I would have been very pleased; but its more than just a nice blue ink.
As you can see when the light catches it it has a wonderful purple/pink sheen that contains a little sparkle. If you are looking for an interesting ink then this is definitely worth considering and I would recommend Fountainfeder as a supplier and if nothing else this ink has probably the coolest name of any ink; that is, until someone releases an ink called Mr Wick.
So Happy Hallowe’en.
And beware Baba Yaga, The Boogeyman.
Disclaimer: The ink was purchased with my own funds at retail price. The opinions expressed in this review are my own; and I am not connected with either the retailers or manufacturers in any way.