More inky goodness – sheen and shading

As I previously mentioned in this post – I love fountain pens and the effects that various inks have on different kinds of paper.

Typically, cheap paper just absorbs ink and causes all kinds of nasty effects like feathering (where the line bleeds out and becomes feathered and not clean) and bleed through (where the paper can’t take the ink and it just soaks right through.

When this happens, the other properties of the inks get lost.

But get decent paper and something else happens.. Read More