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22 September 2006

Nibs

Even though using Higgins Eternal ink improved the ink flow, and pouncing the paper helped too - I've gone back to a W.M. nib and it is SO much better than the Brause. I'm really appreciating it's flexibility since I have to do funny wiggles to build those diamonds.
Shall have to ask the scribies about what I could be doing wrong with the Brause. I've already searched both archives with no luck.

8th October
Having asked the scribes,
Calote suggested that I raised or lowered the resevoir - which worked. I really like the Brause now I'm using it. Very crisp and smooth.

Katarina Helene suggested
- "gravity" issues and hence
- controlling how thick the ink is by grinding my own
- filling the back of the nib with a brush (with W.M.'s) and then shaking the filled nib once or twice back into the ink well.

I feel silly (again). If it had been a W.M. with a reservoir that I had put on myself, it would have occured to me to adjust the resevoir since the ink wasn't flowing well. But because the Brause nib came attached to the pen, like a Speedball, the thought didn't occur. *wry smile*

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2 Comments:

Blogger Scribe with Gold said...

I've used lots of different nibs and I keep coming back to Mitchell Nibs. Have you ever tried the Sumi Ink or my recent favorite is Walnut Ink Crystals from Paper and Ink?

Sunday, September 24, 2006  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

LOL. And the great thing is that W.M.s are easily available for left handers, which suits me down to the ground.

I haven't tried either - tho I have some crystals I'll make up some day.
I have a thing about sepia coloured inks - love them.
I have the book "walnut ink" as well! It's got some "relaxing" and good looking projects in it.
I need more time for everything!

Sunday, September 24, 2006  

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