I am super excited to review today's ink, Robert Oster Fire and Ice. This ink has had a lot of hype around it, but I think part of that is just that it was one of Robert Oster's first popular inks. The ice is the blue and the fire is the pink/red sheen. So, let's dig into the details. I purchased my bottle of Fire and Ice at Pen Chalet.
Fire and Ice has just a touch of green to it, not enough to make it a teal, but more than turquoise. There is a pink sheen.
Fire and Ice looks amazing in ink drops. That sheen is gorgeous.
Feathering: Fire and Ice only feathered on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.
Show through: Fire and Ice had low to medium show through on all of the papers.
Bleeding: Fire and Ice only bled on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.
Other properties: Fire and Ice had medium sheen and medium shading.
Swabs for comparison, left to right: Lamy Pacific Blue, Robert Oster Fire and Ice, and Robert Oster Bondi Blue. Fire and Ice has a little bit more green in it than Pacific Blue or Bondi Blue. It's not enough to make Fire and Ice a teal, but enough to make it different than the turquoise inks. If you want to see all of my Robert Oster ink swabs together, click here.
I really like Fire and Ice in a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. It shows medium sheen and shading, which I love. I did smudge it a bit by accident.
Overall, I really like Fire and Ice. It's a great color, has medium shading and medium sheen. It has an average flow and dry time as well. I don't think this ink has any more sheen than Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue or Robert Oster Aqua, so I don't know why this one ink is so popular over other Robert Oster inks. I think it's just because it came out first. It's a gorgeous ink, give it a try.
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