Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inky Tissues : Side Effects of Filling a Fountain Pen

J. Herbin Lie de The

If you are a fountain pen user like me, chances are you are used to inky fingers and inky tissues. (From wiping off the nib after filling.) I'm always amazed at the designs the ink leaves on the tissues, so I decided to share a few.

This first one is J. Herbin's Lie de The. It's a brownish color and I'm fascinated by the orange halos...

J. Herbin Bouquet D' Antan

Next is J. Herbin's Bouquet D'Antan. A light pink color, it looks pretty on the tissue - the color of Bazooka Bubble gum.

J. Herbin Violette Pensee

I always seem to have difficulties shooting anything purple. This is J. Herbin's Violette Pensee. It really is purple, though it looks more blue on my monitor.

J. Herbin Vert Reseda

Vert Reseda, also by J. Herbin. A bright teal color.

Diamine Pumpkin, Poppy Red and Maroon

This is ink, I swear!!! Though it looks even more like blood in person. The color to the upper left of the tissue is Diamine's Pumpkin, a super vibrant orange, in the middle (bottom) is Diamine's Poppy Red - a gorgeous saturated red, and in the upper right, Diamine's Maroon.

Maybe I should make some sort of collage out of them.......hmmmmmmm.


Rebecca Ryder-Galardo said...

Yeah, definitely make the collage. And frame it. What better art then something that is a part of what you love anyway? And those colors are so pretty.

I have a suggestion for an entry, btw. I have always been interested in getting started with fountain pens, but they're intimidating. Can you blog on what the best starting pen, ink and paper would be? As well as another separate entry on different how-tos (best cleaning methods, best filling for beginners, etc)?

inkophile said...

Isn't this fun to do! The way browns break down is particularly interesting. Nothing else seems to be as obviously a mix of at least two colors whether brown and orange or brown and yellow. I can't recall which blue ink broke down into blue, purple and pinkish red but that was really pretty. Have you seen that one?

Traveler said...

I guess this is how they came up with the Rorschach test. Are those drops of blood or perhaps cartoon balloons waiting for a character's words?

Biffybeans said...

Thanks for your comments and suggestions Rebecca, you might want to start with this post, which contains some information to get a person started with a fountain pen:

Gentian said...

The colours and stain marks are lovely. I think they would make for a great collage or just displayed together as a collection. :)

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