Mishka unboxes Pelikan's Edelstein Amethyst 'Ink of the Year' for 2015
We have some really really really big news for you!
I have opened a delivery of Pelikan's brand new ink of the year! Every single box of ink came individually wrapped and I got the entire office buzzing. Dominic deeply regrets that he didn't record my excitement....
So what's the story behind it?
Pelikan have a regular line of Edelstein ink and every year they release one colour that is named as the 'Ink Of The Year.'
The 2015 ink is very special because Pelikan launched an online competition where you could go and mix your own ink colours and also vote for creations of others. What a great idea!
The result of this public vote is Amethyst, another gemstone related ink following on from the Garnet, Turmaline and Amber shades from the previous 3 years.
Bottle - It is absolutely stunning. Without a doubt this is the best looking ink bottle out there :) (my fourth...ahem...I can stop collecting any time )
Colour - The name Amethyst suits it well. It's a dark purple ink and it goes really well with the rest of Pelikan's luxurious range.
Shading - Perhaps one of the most desirable properties. Colour of ink goes from light to dark.
Sheen - This topic reminds me some sort of mythical creature which nobody has seen, but everybody talks about. Amethyst has a strong metallic green one. It only shows on certain paper, under certain light and angle. Once you see it, it's love at the first sight <3
Pen match -That's easy! Lamy Al-Star Purple. Finding a good ink and pen match makes me happy :) This is a match made in heaven.
Mishka (^_~) & photographer Faisal (^_^)