Private Reserve Green/Black Inks Test

Here is my third batch of 10 bleach swatch tested Private Reserve inks in the blacks and greens range.

Velvet Black – A rich black with deep purple greys revealed when blended with water. A muted reaction with bleach turning a dull gold.

Ultra Black – A dark black with deep purple greys revealed when blended with water. No reaction with bleach.

Grey Flannel – A deep dark grey with edges of bright turquoise revealed when blended with water. A great reaction with bleach turning a white neon gold.

Ebony Blue – A deep dark teal blue graduating evenly when blended with water. A muted reaction with bleach. Good sheen evident.

Cadillac Green – A mid blue/green graduating evenly to a dull turquoise when blended with water. A muted reaction with bleach.

Blue Suede – A dull turquoise/green graduating evenly to a dull turquoise when blended with water. A great reaction with bleach turning a white neon gold. Dark sheen evident.

DC Supershow Green – A mid tone grass green with edges of bright turquoise when blended with water. A reaction with bleach turning a white gold. Dark sheen evident.

Sherwood Green – A dark green with edges of turquoise when blended with water. A muted reaction with bleach.

Spearmint Green – A bright green with edges of bright turquoise when blended with water. A muted reaction with bleach.

Avocado – A deep dark green with hints of olive and turquoise edging when blended with water. A dull reaction with bleach.

The Grey Flannel does attract my attention and I may well be tempted to push a little further. It’s similar to the Caran d’Ache Infinite Grey but with a greater tonal range. Nice.

Announcement: I have finally given into pressure and opened an ETSY shop. If you’d like to buy any of the original art featured on my site you can purchase it here. I will do my upmost to add value to your investment over time – click here to access the shop . I am also accepting commissions for swatch tests. So, if you have a favourite ink(s) and some words for someone special, or maybe just for yourself, drop me a line and we can discuss further.

If you’d like to know more about this project, please take a look at the Mission Statement.

All tests on Bockingford 200lb watercolour paper using a dip pen with titanium zebra G flex nib for the bleach work and a Noodler’s Ahab for the ink work.

Ink samples sourced through Goulet Pens.

Just for the record – I do this for myself, I receive no remuneration what-so-ever and I tell it exactly how I see it.

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