Thanks once again 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 shimmers and a standard ink to savour.
The inks supplied are:
Tears of Sapphire is from the Down the Rabbit Hole collection and part of the broader FerriTales range – based around the Alice in Wonderland adventures. This is a rich royal blue with turquoise chromo, a fiery red metallic sheen and a silver shimmer. Reacts to bleach.
Workshop Wishes is from the Once Upon a Time collection and part of the broader FerriTales range – based around a Pinocchio theme. This is a dark ochre with yellow ochre and grey chromo with a silver shimmer. Reacts to bleach.
Lights on Broadway is part of the new New York Collection and is described as an electric pink which I can’t disagree with. There is no chromo, sheen or shimmer here but it does react with bleach with a fabulous neon effect.
Lapis Lullabies is from the Once Upon a Time collection and part of the broader FerriTales range – based around a Sleeping Beauty theme. In spite of its official description as a medium blue this in fact a green blue with huge chromo activity, a red sheen and a silver/gold shimmer. Easily my favourite of the four this also reacts to bleach.
As you’ll see below, Workshop Wishes and Lights on Broadway also work very well together.
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. 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?