Flotsam & Jetsam No. 38: How a Pen Should Write Posted on July 20, 2014 by penmanila HAVING SOME fun with my Conway Stewart Marlborough and sepia ink that I mixed myself. Share this:TwitterPinterestPrintFacebookEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
That is a really beautiful ink color!
What a beautiful ink! Care to post a recipe?
hi, thanks all for your comments. my go-to ink is rohrer & klingner sepia, but i wanted something more olive, with a bit more green and brown, so i thought i’d make up a batch.
i did arrive at this ink, but unfortunately, this is very likely going to be one of its kind, for reasons that will become obvious. it started with a bottle of the fabled sheaffer persian rose from the 1950s–i bought two of these bottles on ebay, and one was perfectly good, but the other bottle had gone bad and had turned from purple to a yellow ochre. rather than throw the bottle away–the ink was otherwise clear and there was no sediment–i decided to use it as a base for my own sepia. i added pelikan black, pelikan brown, and R&K alt-goldgrun (another favorite) and eventually ended up with this sepia, which i’ve been testing for about a week now, with no ill effects (in this CS marlborough and in a montblanc 149).