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Ink Institute Vintage Grey Mixer Ink - Misty Lake

Ink Institute developed their line of Vintage Grey Mixer inks as a fun way of experimenting with inks and creating your own shading inks. You can fill your pen with the Vintage Grey Mixer ink, each of which comes in a light blue, purple, green or brown  color that encourages another ink to shade in this direction. To use it, you take your pen that is filled with the mixer ink and dip the tip of your nib slightly in another boldly colored ink. As you touch your nib to your paper, at first you will see just the color that you dipped your pen into, but with a few more strokes, you will begin to see beautiful shading occur. Since you are only dipping your pen, it will not be an everlasting effect, but you can dip again and again, and continue to experiment with which combinations work best.

Ink Institute is a line of inks made by the Taiwanese stationery store, Juspirit in Taipei. They produce inks that are easy to clean and beautiful on paper.  We love their ink collections which include a tribute to the Taipei Metro subway line, Exotic Plants and the super fun Cat Daily collection.