Ink Review: J. Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean


Well, here we are! I haven’t blogged regularly for about two years, but I am back. It’s good to be back!

I really wasn’t planning on returning to blogging, but then I fell in love with fountain pens! I just couldn’t resist their charms. And, oh, the inks! Hundreds of pretty little bottles full of color, all waiting their turn to be made into artwork, journals, letters, announcements and more! They are all so different and so beautiful, it’s nearly impossible to choose which to buy first! (And as I think the Goulets can attest, I can never choose just one!)

After winning August’s Ink Drop Contest, I decided to head over to Goulet’s and make J. Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean my prize!

Which brings me to the purpose of this post…My first “official” ink review! This ink just happens to be a shade I find so inspiring, I can’t help but review it. You will see that my style isn’t very formal. Formality was never my thing. This isn’t meant to be complete or scientific in any way. It is simply my “real world” test and spontaneous thoughts on the ink. So here we go!…

J. Herbin 1670 ink in Bleu Ocean
Written with a Lamy Al-Star with black M nib
Washes done with a Kuretake brush pen full of plain old tap water 😉
On ivory Clairefontaine paper (Blank Quo Vadis journal)
Why is this review on ivory paper instead of white, you ask? Well, there is no shortage of beautifully done ink reviews on white…but this is the paper I use most! 🙂

Without further ado, I present my review. Thanks for reading & comments are welcome!


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