I’m always up for testing Krishna inks. Known for their monster sheens of which I have six to show in my next post, they also create some great inks with amazing chromo qualities.
These Krishna fountain pen ink samples were very kindly sent to me by Anja at Papier & Stift, so a big thank you to her BUT, if you want to see the other Krishna Ink swatch test that I did a while back, click here. And if you want to check out the previous Krishna Monster Sheen tests click here.
Writer’s Night – A rich crimson purple that bleeds out lavenders and pinks when added to a wetted paper surface. See below for the gorgeous subtle chromo effects. A neon white reaction to bleach.
Winter – A rich deep pink that bleeds out light pinks and cyan when added to a wetted paper surface. See below for the gorgeous subtle chromo effects. A neon white reaction to bleach.
Myrtle – This is very similar to Krishna Brown Pink but with the addition of those olive and blue feathered edges when the ink is added to a wetted paper surface. A neon white reaction to bleach.
Candle Day – Just slightly darker than Krishna Sunburnt this is an even tan coloured ink with no chromo effects and a broken gold reaction to bleach.
Bronze Leaf – A rich deep yellow ochre with green and sand feathered edges when the ink is added to a wetted paper surface. A broken white reaction to bleach.
Yellow Valley – An uneven olive ochre with green and canary yellow feathered edges when the ink is added to a wetted paper surface. A dull neon gold reaction to bleach. See below for the gorgeous subtle chromo effects.
Krishna Inks tend to be lush concentrated colours so just for your amusement I have created six swatch paintings, just to show you some of their gorgeous more subtle chromo effects – you need lots of water for this. Vaikhari appears in the next post too – what an ink!
AND HEY! If you’re interested to know more about how to use fountain pen inks in more creative ways – whether it’s simply to observe their chromatic behaviours, or, to recreate one of my swatch cards, or, to learn how to use them in watercolour painting, illustration and calligraphy, why not check out my online course ?