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    Cool Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    I was really impressed the Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid, Oscar's copper. I was intrigued by Blue Merle, and decided to give it a shot. From what I've understood, this is a recreation of one of Carter's inks.

    However, my sample does not reflect the original Blue Merle, a grey black colour but it's a delicious looking blue-black with a hint of teal:
    https://www.penchalet.com/blog/organ...lue-merle-ink/


    Let's start with the complex chroma:
    Chroma - Blue Merle.jpeg
    Writing samples:
    Rhodia -OS - Blue Merle.jpgMidori - OS - Blue Merle.jpegTR 68 gr OS - Blue Merle.jpeg
    Note bleed though is because I was using a gusher of a vintage pen.
    Hammermill.jpg
    Photos:
    Paper is Mnemosyne - Pen is vintage wet noodle pen
    20230817_112658.jpg20230817_112206.jpg
    Comparison:
    Comparison OS Blue Merle.jpg
    Watertest
    Watertest-OS - Blue Merle.jpeg
    As usual an art work, inspired by the Old Man and the Sea, entitled, The Magnificent Marlin.
    The Sky, the sea and the marlin are all done by Blue Merle, diluted or concentrated. While not visible where the ink has pooled on the marlin, there's sheen.
    I also used bleach to create waves.
    Other inks used:
    De Atramentis Artist Sepia (boat)/ Polar Brown
    Platinum Carbon Black / Pentel Brush Pen

    Paper is Canson Mixed Media paper.


    · Pens used: Pilot Kakuno, Lamy Safari (EF/F/M/B/Stub), Vintage Unic Wet Noodle,
    · What I liked: Classy ink, name.
    · What I did not like: A bit on the dry side.
    · What some might not like: Lack of lubrication, doesn’t like copy paper.
    · Shading: Yes
    · Ghosting: If you press hard.
    · Bleed through: If you use a gusher and insist on writing on copy paper.
    · Flow Rate: Wet
    · Lubrication: On the dry side.
    · Nib Dry-out: No.
    · Start-up: No.
    · Saturation: Just enough.
    · Shading Potential: Yes.
    · Sheen: Only in massive applications.
    · Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: No.
    · Nib Creep / “Crud”: No.
    · Staining (pen): No.
    · Clogging: No.
    · Cleaning: Easy
    · Water resistance: Decent.
    · Availability: 55 ml

    Please don't hesitate to share your experience, writing samples or any other comments. The more the merrier

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Thanks, Yazeh! Interesting chroma, but the ink looks too green for me. Manganese is more my style. Never seen a bearded kitty - must be a new breed. Meanwhile, our poor little fishers look in danger of getting capsized by their giant marlin! (Love the drawing - you did a great job with that marlin!)

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    lovely color ink, and super illustration!

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Thanks, Yazeh! Interesting chroma, but the ink looks too green for me. Manganese is more my style. Never seen a bearded kitty - must be a new breed.
    🙏 Oh it's nod at Ernest
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    Meanwhile, our poor little fishers look in danger of getting capsized by their giant marlin! (Love the drawing - you did a great job with that marlin!)
    Thank you so much, it took me a week to figure out a way to put the team with the Merlin. I might post the different iterations
    Last edited by Yazeh; August 17th, 2023 at 01:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    lovely color ink, and super illustration!
    Much appreciated 🙏

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Yazeh, I had this ink! Loved the name, too. It was part of my years ago Perfect BlueBlack Search. I liked the color, but the sample developed some sort of contamination. I had to dump it.

    And I love the painting. Hang tight, Kitteh and Mousie. Thanks again for another comprehensive ink review.
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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Yazeh, I had this ink! Loved the name, too. It was part of my years ago Perfect BlueBlack Search. I liked the color, but the sample developed some sort of contamination. I had to dump it.

    Yes I heard about that. Maybe that's why he changed the formula and came up with this new colour
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    And I love the painting. Hang tight, Kitteh and Mousie. Thanks again for another comprehensive ink review.
    🙏

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Love this Yazeh! Thank you for a smashing review and some lovely illustration, both written and drawn.

    I don't have any Organics Studio inks - I don't know why, though they aren't easy to get here. I will be tracking this one down, however as I really do like it.

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Hello,

    Great colour. Awesome illustration. The Marlin is jumping out the screen. Very cool.

    Carpio
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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Love this Yazeh! Thank you for a smashing review and some lovely illustration, both written and drawn.

    I don't have any Organics Studio inks - I don't know why, though they aren't easy to get here. I will be tracking this one down, however as I really do like it.
    I remember looking for stockists of Oscar's Copper but it isn't stocked at many of the places where OS inks are stocked.

    Yazeh where do you buy these from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Love this Yazeh! Thank you for a smashing review and some lovely illustration, both written and drawn.
    🙏
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I don't have any Organics Studio inks - I don't know why, though they aren't easy to get here. I will be tracking this one down, however as I really do like it.
    So glad to see your ink passion is back in service. I couldn't be happier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpio View Post
    Hello,

    Great colour. Awesome illustration. The Marlin is jumping out the screen. Very cool.

    Carpio
    Thank you Carpio. Much appreciated 🙏

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    Yazeh where do you buy these from?
    I got my sample from Vanness. I nearly ordered a bottle, but I have too many inks already You know what I mean

    https://vanness1938.com/products/org...af7bf531&_ss=r

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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    Yazeh where do you buy these from?
    I got my sample from Vanness. I nearly ordered a bottle, but I have too many inks already You know what I mean

    https://vanness1938.com/products/org...af7bf531&_ss=r
    I got an error when I tried to find Oscar Copper on Vanness but I don't like Blue Merle so I didn't look for that one specially. I'm currently selling as many of my inks off as I can manage to do. I think there are still some people out there who look out for some unobtainiums.
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    Default Re: Organics Studio Ernest's Vintage Writing Fluid Blue Merle

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    Yazeh where do you buy these from?
    I got my sample from Vanness. I nearly ordered a bottle, but I have too many inks already You know what I mean

    https://vanness1938.com/products/org...af7bf531&_ss=r
    I got an error when I tried to find Oscar Copper on Vanness but I don't like Blue Merle so I didn't look for that one specially. I'm currently selling as many of my inks off as I can manage to do. I think there are still some people out there who look out for some unobtainiums.
    OS inks are often out of stuck. Oscar's copper is not available anymore on Vanness site. Here are the 11 inks available:
    https://vanness1938.com/collections/...anics%20Studio
    There are only 3 inks in the Vintage writing fluid category. Blue Merle, Oscar's Copper and Maebel's Scarlet all three named after the owner's dogs

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