As I write the 1st of September is just around the corner and that means the beginning of Autumn is nearly upon us and I thought instead of writing another Ink Of The Month I would, this time, choose some seasonal colours and write an Inks Of The Season.
With that in mind I delved into my many boxes of ink and selected a few colours I thought might suitable.
For the leaves falling from the trees, the acorns and the conkers I chose Waterman Absolute Brown and Pure Pens Beddgelert; added to these I chose Diamine’s Amber, Pumpkin and Red Dragon.
And for the berries that are plentiful at this time of year I chose Diamine Bilberry, Red Dragon and Pumpkin.
All are low-cost inks so very affordable if you want to experiment with one or more of them. Whether it’s a letter or artwork or a combination of the two these colours might be a good place to start.
For anyone not familiar with any or all f these colours I’ve included a Q-Tip test for each colour:
Diamine Amber – Light golden yellow
Diamine Bilberry – Dark purple/blue
Diamine Red Dragon – Deep but not dark red
Diamine Pumpkin – Orange
Waterman Absolute Brown – Red/brown
Pure Pens Beddgelert – Chocolate brown
These are all inks from my own collection so I’m happy to recommend any and all of them, if you have any questions, you only need ask and I will do my best to answer them.
Disclaimer: The inks were 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.
The very nice picture of trees at the top of this post is the property of Wallpaper Cave and is listed as free to use.