Van Dieman’s Macleay's Swallowtail Butterfly from the Tassie Spring series is a pastel mint green ink with medium shading. It dries in 30 seconds in a medium nib on Rhodia and has a dry flow. Van Dieman’s ink is made in Australia.
Graphium macleayanus moggana is the only swallowtail butterfly found in Tasmania. They have brilliant green wings that can be seen throughout Tasmania's wilderness from their first metamorphosis in August, feeding on the nectar of wild native flowers and circling the tops of trees. This ink is by far the lightest green in the Van Dieman's Range, and was used to great effect on the artwork of the Tassie Season's labels. This ink is excellently used in brush work and ink washing, but also creates a light, near fluorescent line in medium to broad nibbed pens.
About Tassie Seasons
Tassie Seasons is the fifth series in Van Dieman's expanding collection of Tasmanian Fountain Pen Inks. These sixteen inks encapsulate the changing colors of Tasmania, with four inks dedicated to each season. Tassie Seasons is a mix of dark and light, warm and cool, every-day writing worthy and artistically minded colors, including two shimmer inks.
Tasmania is the only state in Australia with a truly temperate climate. Winter exhibits colorful festivals in the south, generous snowfalls in the central highlands, and foggy days in Launceston from July through to September. Cool and breezy spring days unveil a kaleidoscope of native flowers, vibrantly plumed birds and stunning butterflies. An abundance of local produce arrives in the summer, to be enjoyed with a day at the many beaches, and followed by the ominous summer storm. In Autumn enjoy late seasons figs and pepperberries and marvel at Australia's only native deciduous tree at the turning of the fagus.
- This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
- This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens
|Ink Name||Macleay's Swallowtail Butterfly|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Dry Time||30 seconds in a Pilot VP medium nib on Rhodia|