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Some Inks Have All The Fun

06/10/2014

Sailor Peach Pink ink has a ring around it. Isn’t that unexpected?

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6 comments

  1. Is Sailor Peach Pink one of the ones that will be discontinued? I love the color but I do not yet have a bottle.

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    • Yes, it has been discontinued. Some sites call it Peche. Nibs.com may still have it in stock if you want a bottle. It is more dusky than Iroshizuku kosumosu or J. Herbin Rose Tendresse, the other two pinks in my collection. All three are lovely colors.

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  2. The ring is pretty common. By using that paper towel you are doing a little experiment in paper chromatography. This ink is made from two or more pure dyes to achieve it’s final color.

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    • Yes, I am aware of that and have posted similar paper towel samples in the past. Some inks show their components better than others. This one was particularly attractive so I decided to share it. The pink and green are very pretty next to each other.

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      • Agreed. I like the contrast a lot. It’s funny because when I mix contrasting colors, most times I end up with a brown final ink… I wonder if the new inks will have the same dramatic separations on the filter paper.

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        • That brown is known as “mud” when it comes to mixing watercolors. It happens when the three primaries come together in the right proportion. It can be a surprise when using paint made from multiple pigments if there is an unexpected color in the formula. That green halo is a good example. Who knew there was green in it? Watercolor manufacturers publish the pigments used in a paint which helps with performance prediction. Ink manufacturers do not, so mixing ink is like getting a surprise package. Sometimes you love what you get. Other times, not so much.

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