Lucia was the mother of Dyesbel, (background to Dyesbel in my review of Mermaid Green). She is the women who spent too much time looking at pictures of mermaids whilst pregnant and gacve birth to one.
This is the last of the pastel inks from Vinta I am going to review. Like the others I got this as part of sample pack so have no idea of what it looks like in the bottle however in the sample vial it is a dark teal and very reminiscent of the colour of deepwater.
Like the other Vinta inks the Tomow river swatch was far more interesting. The colour was deeper, there was a hint of pink sheen and some nice shading of various blues.
These pastel inks are so pastel it is not easy to find inks of similar shade. However, unlike the previous three I have reviewed this was a little easier. Vinta Deepwater blue on Mont Blanc Twilight Blue Hour on Mont Blanc petrol blue, by the 4th ink which is Blackstone Blue Gum the shade has shifted.
I was recently given a Pilot metropolitan pen as a thank you present. Every time I use one, I am reminded as to why these are such great entry level fountain pens. Luckily it was purchased with a medium nib, I find the Japanese fine nib too fine.
On the cheapest paper the ink dried to a teal, bluey-green rather than the more turquoisey shades seen on the colo-o-ring and Tomoe swatches. Of all the Vinta pastel inks I have reviewed so far this is my favourite because its not too pastel.
The colour was similar on Tomoe river but with a nice hint of shading. It is more of a teal blue and as with all of the Vinta inks not that quick to dry. Excuse whatever it was I dropped on the paper before I took a photo.
On Rhodia I really liked it. The colour was darker, there was more shading and I would definitely accept calling the colour deepwater blue.
Another well behaved ink from Vinta, it flows well though on the slower side to dry. This colour I like and would consider buying more, its not as pale as some of the other pastel shades.
In summary –
Saturation – medium to high
Shading – minimal but it does depend on the paper
Sheen – no
Flow - good
Nib dry-out - none
Nib creep – none
Start-up - immediate
Feathering – no
Drying – slow
Cleaning – very easy
Water resistance – not sold as waterproof but I remain continually impressed with the water fastness of these pastel shade inks.