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Ink Review: Vinta Inks Blue Floss (Perya 1820)

If the Vinta “Mother of Pearl” ink resembled the real shell, then Blue Floss might be the color of the pearl. The faint appeal of a precious jewel, evolved from layers and layers of protective coating to protect the shell from harm – that in essence, is how a pearl is formed.

I know this is a light colored ink, and I am not here to tell you it isn’t. It may not show up very well on beige papers, but it does dry off into a calming faint mint with slight nuances of color. It does much better on white-based papers. Sometimes when you’ve had too much of strong, firm colors, this could be a welcome respite. I was very quick to judge the ink at first, feeling like it is for princesses and shows weakness.

However, I chanced upon it again after a long day at work, and instantly, it calmed me down. Even the page in my journal looked like it changed momentum, from fast, active colors to a better-paced one.

The swatch shows an iridescent pearl sheen, with hints of cyan, mint green, powder blue, light lilac and perhaps even a hint a pink. Instantly, I am reminded of candy floss, the dreamy poufs of blue mint green, the crazy candy you’d get at night markets and carnival parties. The dreamy blue, mint green and the light airy whispers of candy floss. Some friend said it reminded her of Marge Simpson’s tower-high hair, except this is mint.

When swatching, the ink shows a strand effect. The color spreads effortlessly into strands of different hues. If Northern Lights had a “day” version, this would be it. This ink shows sufficient color variation, like fragments of beauty sewn together.

If you liked Sailor Ink Studio No.162, you’d enjoy the Vinta Blue Floss.

(Scale of 1 to 5)

Dry time – ★★★★☆ (1=slow, 5=fast)
Flow – ★★★★☆ (1=dry, 5=wet)
Shading – ★★★★☆ (1=low, 5=high)


What I used:

Paper: Leuchtturm1917 notebook

Pen: Kaweco Student B Nib


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