2016/07/20

Inky Goodness: the magic of Alt Goldgrün

inky goodness alt goldgrün
Recently I was going through my ink collection to ink up a new pen and I was thinking, man what is an ink I have a love for but not used in ages. Rohrer and Klingner's Alt Goldgrün was the first thought I had and I went with it. And yes, when I used it again I should make a mental note that I really, absolutely should use this ink more! In this ink spotlight I shall show you why :)

alt goldgrün
First I chose a pen to pair this ink with and I went with my Omas Arte Italiana Vision in Liquid green. It has a gorgeous juicy B nib which I knew would bring out the shading well. And I wasn't wrong.

alt goldgrün
The magical Alt Goldgrün in my Omas Vision Liquid Green with a juicy B nib for #inkyfridayfun @justvanness #fountainpenfriday #omas #FPN #fpgeeks #mettameditation #writtenmeditation #lovingkindness #loveforanalogue #green #sheeny #sheenyink #sheen #notcha
The above pictures are excerpts from my mindfulness metta meditation journal on clairefontaine paper. This ink has some amazing shading! And also some beautiful golden sheen.

inky goodness alt goldgrün
inky goodness alt goldgrün
Rohrer and Klingner Alt Goldgrün on Tomoe River paper with an Omas B nib and a faber castell #6 brush.

inky goodness alt goldgrün
inky goodness alt goldgrün
The ink on Canson 80gms tracing paper. Look at the delicious gold flecks in the ink when it dries. So pretty! (ETA: I noticed I have written "Roher and klinger" instead of "Rohrer and klingner" on my test pages, and I realize I always said/wrote it wrong, until now! argh!! oh well, mistakes happen, ink is still pretty and y'all know which company I mean by now, right? )

Of course I also had to make some ink wash art with this ink. I used the same technique as my previous ink washed art work and chose some fitting stamps for the theme.
inky goodness alt goldgrün
I chose some magical faeries from Sweet Pea stamps (sadly shop went out of business last year :( ) which I stamped with Memento cotton Ivy (which is waterproof) on 130gms smooth stamping paper and a Faber Castell #6 brush. They are ATC sized. The left fairy is done with a "dry on dry" technique and the right one a "wet on wet" technique. A close up with my new loop tool :
inky goodness alt goldgrün
I found this magnificent (excuse the pun ;) presse papiére at an antique market (used for postage stamps, I guess) which enhances the view of the artwork very nicely. With the dry technique I worked from light to dark, letting each layer dry before adding more ink. You can create some awesome shading that add variation to the piece.

inky goodness alt goldgrün
With this piece I kept on laying ink on wet parts and let some dry in between. You can see a lot of the gold sheen coming through in the dress where the ink was put on heavily. I also outlined the girl with non diluted ink so she would "pop out" more. 

I am entering these magical green fairies to the "Anything goes" Challenge over at Craft Stamper's July challenge. 

In conclusion: Rohrer and Klingner Alt Goldgrün definitely does deserve to be in rotation as well as used for my art works more than it has. It's in my top 10 Sheeny-shading inks as well for sure! For more in depth reviews of this ink I'll refer you to PenInkCillin , The Pen Habit for written reviews and artwork at Gouletpens blog for more close up pictures. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
namasté 

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