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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

J. Herbin Poussière de Lune: Ink Review


Sarah chose J. Herbin Poussière de Lune to feature in this week's Monday Matchup. It is a delightfully deep purple that works well as an ink wash as well as in writing. I really enjoyed working with this ink and found its hue calming and pleasant. I can definitely see it being a great ink to journal, write letters, or take notes with. I hope you enjoy the review!



 Supplies Used:


Smear Test (Dry Time):
  • Slow- this is a slow drying ink! Put it aside and wait 30+ seconds to avoid smearing
  • This ink is on the wetter side! If you are working with less than stellar paper, go for a Fine or Extra-Fine nib


Drip Test (Water Resistance):
  • Medium- This ink is fantastic when using it in art, but if you are looking for a permanent purple, look elsewhere. While you can still see the lines, it does blur a fair amount when water is added.


Saturation:
  • Medium- while this ink has a dark hue, it isn't quite as pigmented as some of the other inks I've done reviews on. You can definitely see a difference between the first swab line and the third. 


Ease of Cleaning:
  • Medium- the darker shade makes it a bit more difficult to get off, but you won't need to scrub.


Shading:
  • Medium- you can definitely see some differentiation in up and down strokes, but it isn't as prominent as other inks.


Flow:
  • Medium-This is a wet ink, so plan your paper and nib use accordingly! Fine or Extra-Fine nibs unless you are using fountain pen friendly paper.


Packaging and Aesthetics:
  • 30ml bottle with a tastefully designed bottle
  • Comes in a nice box with the bottle inside
  • The bottle has a smaller opening, but still plenty of room to fit your pen in

Inks similar in color:





Summary:
This a really beautiful smoky purple. I love the name (it translates to moon dust) which makes it seem so much more romantic. Sarah really showed it off with her art, but I also really enjoyed writing with it for the review. All in all, I would highly recommend this ink to artists, writers, and journalers!


You can find 30ml bottles of J. Herbin Poussière de Lune at Gouletpens.com for $11 or 2ml ink samples for $1.25. What do you think of this ink? Have you used it in your writing before?

Write on,

Madigan



1 comment:

  1. Love the colour. It's as you described smoky and calming. Will give this one a try (for art more than everyday writing), the slow dry time would drive me nuts!

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