Faber-Castell Inks Test

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I sourced these Faber-Castell samples from Rachel and Brian at Goulet Pens and they’re quite lovely.

Carbon Black – a proper rich black ink. Mixes with water readily with a hint of purple at the swatch edge. A strong gold when subjected to bleach. A solid black when used for writing.

Stone Grey – a lovely even grey ink. Mixes with water readily with a hint of purple at the swatch edge. A bright gold when subjected to bleach. An even mid grey when used for writing.

Midnight Blue – a dark rich blue. Mixes with water readily with a hint of purple and cyan at the swatch edges. A dull white gold when subjected to bleach. An even dark blue used for writing.

Cobalt Blue – a deep rich blue. Mixes with water washing out purple with plenty of cyan at the swatch edges. A dull white gold when subjected to bleach. A kind of reddy purplish blue when used for writing. Love it!

Garnet Red – a deep rich red. Mixes with water easily with grading out at the edges. A feint white when subjected to bleach. A sheen is visible in the deeper areas. A deep red when used for writing.

Hazelnut Brown – a deep rich brown. Mixes with water easily with grading out at the edges. A feint red when subjected to bleach. A sheen is visible in the deeper areas. A deep brown when used for writing. Love it!

Moss Green – a deep forest green. Mixes with water easily with olives and cyans leaching out at the edges. A feint yellow cyan when subjected to bleach. A very dark green when used for writing.

What a great eclectic group of inks! Each one a character. I will be doing a test piece with these.