Robert Oster Crystal Marine

  • Colour: Teal with red sheen and blue shimmer.
  • Special Attributes:
    • Shade: Yes, a lovely amount.
    • Sheen: Red sheen.
    • Shimmer: Blue shimmer.
  • Watercolour Usage: Using water didn’t fade out the first drawn lines, but it did make a nice sky blue colour come out.
  • Harkens to Mind: My hair during my wedding, the ocean when viewed from an airplane, fog over the ocean being burnt out by the sun.
  • Similar to: It’s one of the greener of the teals, but it is still not as green as Soft Mint by Diamine.
  • Expense: $26/50ml as of 2022.
  • Example: Unknown Victorian lady with a great scarf.

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Sometimes it’s green, sometimes it’s blue (it’s the magic of the shimmer, I think), but I like it. I had it in a Lamy Safari for a long while and it does gunk up the nib after a while, so that’s a downer, but what can you do? I sometimes think about buying a big bottle of this ink, so it’s almost got me hooked. I think the red sheen is what stops me.

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