Wednesday, November 7, 2012

INK REVIEW: Caran D'Ache - Amazon

Nice!  I love this Amazon from Caran D'Ache. Remember, Caran D'Ache is not a person!

Anyway - the ink is a true green. It wrote beautifully - though a little wet/smudgy - I'm willing to believe (hope) that had something to do with the pen I was using and allow myself to fall in love with the ink. Not too yellow - not too blue - just green. 

Tiny bit of feathering, but again, that could be linked to the pen. I'm willing to take that bet.

A little shading, too. Not loads, but a nice little bonus.

But the biggest bonus is the big in-your-face color - and we all know how I like that.

All of this goodness has to come at a price, hm?  Amazon's water test is a total fail. The droplet of water test (in the word "from" below) completely took over the ink - and, sadly,  the smudge test didn't fair much better.

That bloop of ink on the bottom of the water test isn't Amazon - it's Invincible Black - but that's a story for another day!

If there's another green out there with this sort of color, but more permanency, I wish you'd post a comment and tell me all about it. For now, though, me and Caran - we're BFFs.


1 comment:

  1. I usually like my greens a bit darker than this, but that's a nice one! Also surprised how close Noodler's Gruene Cactus Eel (would love to know the origin of THAT name) looks to this - will have to keep an eye open for that review!