The Papier Plume New Orleans collection had five inks released in 2016, but on July 14, 2017 Papier Plume released a sixth ink to the collection, Red Beans and Rice. Red beans and rice is a dish made in New Orleans. They say the red beans is represented by the ink, and the rice by the paper. I purchased my bottle of ink from Papier Plume.
I like the label style-they almost look a bit vintage.
Swabs of the six inks in the New Orleans Collection.
Red Beans and Rice is a brown-red. It really reminds me of the color of kidney beans. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the fall.
In large swabs, the ink looks very unsaturated.
The ink drops show a little bit of shading.
Feathering: Red Beans and Rice only feathered on Baron Fig paper.
Show through: Red Beans and Rice had low to medium show through on all of the papers.
Bleeding: Red Beans and Rice only bled on Baron Fig paper.
Other properties: Red Beans and Rice had medium shading, and no sheen.
Left to right: Faber-Castell Garnet Red, Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot, and De Atramentis Red Brown. Garnet Red is the closest to Red Beans and Rice, but Garrnet Red seems a bit more saturated. To see all of the red inks together, click here.
I used a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. There is just a little bit of shading. It had an average flow and dry time.
Overall, Red Beans and Rice had an average flow and dry time. The color is a bit muted and unsaturated, it really does look like kidney beans. This ink isn't my favorite, just based off of the color, but it is a well-behaved ink.
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