Ink with wine? Yes please! According to the deATRAMENTIS website, these inks are pure concentrated ink along with a few other ingredients for binding purposes. I have sampled four here, but Vanness carries 22 different varieties. 🍷✍🏼 These inks all have the aroma of wine and I can notice the distinct sweetness of the Riesling, while the other three smell like red wine with no distinct difference to my nose. While out of these four I sampled the Riesling obviously stands out from the others in color, but while the other three are similar in color, they also have very different undertones. This is a quick drying ink with no traces of sheening or shimmer. I do notice however, some shading.
I loved using these and am excited to see what the other flavors, errrr, I mean shades look like! Just don't try to drink your ink! 😆
Riesling - A yellow tan with golden shading.
Bordeaux - A light red with an orange undertone.
Chianti - A medium pink red shade with maybe a grayish undertone.
Merlot - A dark pink red which also has a grayish undertone and blood red shading.
Rhodia paper with same Lamy and nibs. My eyes do not see any significant differences in these two papers.
I wanted to use my Tombow blending brush which has no ink in it to hand letter each ink color. I love how the shading looks with a brush pen!