Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Colored inks!

My husband was cleaning out our daughter's craft cabinet last weekend and he found 5 bottles of Winsor & Newton colored ink that I'd given her years ago.  The boxes have price stickers on them: $1.85 each at the university bookstore (where I bought them in the early 80's)!  I decided to see if they were still viable in any way and was so surprised to find out that they are still good!


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  1. Scarlet, Nutbrown and Blue? I love working in Nutbrown.

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    1. Wow, you really know your inks! They ARE Scarlet, Nut Brown and Blue! I also have Peat Brown and Veridian but I didn't try those yet.

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  2. Great outcome for 'just trying out' your inks!

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    1. Thank you! The colored inks went down so much smoother than black ink with less bleeding. Too bad I still like black ink better!

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  3. They sure look like they are still good!
    Good illos ;)
    PS I'm lovin' those clouds!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I think I need to buy a new bottle for comparison but the inks sure aren't showing their age!

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  4. When I saw the note about the found pens I had to come look. Wow, great line work! The pink hair is terrific and I really like the way you've done the sky and clouds. Nice!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I hope I find some other really old art supplies around here. It's been fun using them again (and laughing at the price tags)!

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  5. Cool! What a nice surprise. And those clouds are lovely.

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    1. It was such a surprise! Thank you very much. :)

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