Ferris Wheel Press OCTOBER Inks

Many thanks to Ferris Wheel Press for sending me another four newly released inks to swatch test.

Ferris Wheel Press is a design and stationery company based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and have been making fine stationery for over ten years. Of significant interest to me is that this is the first ink producer that is offering the consumer an ‘experience’. It’s not just the ink that’s the hero here – the bottle and printed box are all equally as important as the stories behind each individual ink. And here we have another 3 serious shimmers and a chromo delight with shimmer.

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The inks supplied are:

Atlas Iron Ore is a Curious Collaboration with Atlas Stationers of Chicago and my favourite of the four. With gorgeous chromo of cool grays and blues with hints of browns and purples and a huge silver shimmer this is a must have ink.

The Velvet Ballet is a rich merlot red ink with no chromo but a big silver shimmer.

Twinkling Tea Party from the Down the Rabbit Hole collection – based around an Alice in Wonderland theme which is part of the FerriTales range. This is a dark green some subtle chromo, a red metallic sheen and a gold shimmer.

Land of Shangri-la is a partner collaboration, this time with Shangri-la Hotel chain. This is a very dark green/brown ink. I know this sounds confusing but I can’t make up my mind which it is. It seems to be both as the chromo swatch reveals. It also has a champagne gold shimmer which isn’t as pronounced as the other three.


If you like what you see and are tempted to try something out, Ferris Wheel Press have given me a discount code that will get you 10% discount off any of their products plus there is 20% discount available for a limited period so that is 30% in total if you want it. All you have to do is click here and use NICK as the code. Enjoy their website and have fun!

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 or, even better, sign up for a workshop?

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