Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Another ink in the 2011 Limited Edition series is Australian Red, which has a softness to it that really appeals to me. The color seems to have a sandy quality to it that I think I would find in a desert area such as the Australian outback.
What really caught my eye was when I compared it to another great De Atramentis ink, one from the Historic Person line--Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. The colors are very similar, which is great as Australian Red is not a part of their permanent collection but the Conan Doyle--officially named Oriental Red--is always available.
Not a fast drying ink, and not particularly water resistant. If you are interested in a great red, this would be your choice--but if you can't find it, try Conan Doyle for a very close replacement.