Ink swatch index
- 1 and 17 – Faded vintage ink.
- 2 and 43 – Calligraphy ink.
- 20, 21 and 44 – Diamine special Cult Pens edition.
The Field Notes Finch paper is quite porous and does not show the sheen or shading of the inks as a heavier paper or card would. It does reveal bleeding and feathering, however! So this list is mainly for colour comparison and to help me to find the swatch.
Best-behaved ink: 26. Only ink with no show-through: 5.
My swatches look like this:
These are made with the dip pen again on Clairefontaine Exacompa record cards. I can see feathering from the Standardgraph ink, even on this heavy 205g card stock. It seems a bit watery without much shading. That one may have to go. The Deep Dark Purple, on the other hand, has a gorgeous green sheen. Can’t wait.