Ink Sample Organization Revisited

When I last posted about these awesome test tube racks I found on Amazon ….

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…. that I use to hold all my fountain pen ink samples (they come in little vials like from Goulet Pens for example), I hadn’t yet developed a good system for the color coding of the labels. I’ve since been inspired by @sightofthesea and @murberdraws on Instagram, and have redone all my ink sample labels using these hole reinforcement stickers from my local Target:

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I used a Q-tip dipped in my ink to swab the stickers. The only downside is that they get really fragile the more saturated they get – if I waited too long to affix them to my ink vials, they practically disintegrated on me. I had to do each vial one by one – swab, peel off, stick on vial. You can see in the pics where they got wonky or started to warp on me – they’re not all perfect circles.

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I love how the ink vials look now!! So clean and colorful.

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It almost feels like some variation on a Tetris game haha.

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I liked how they looked so much I even put them on some of my cute little ink bottles too.

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Now I can instantly see what color I might want to use!

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If you want other ideas on how to label your ink samples, check out these great pics on Instagram from @kskyart and @vittar. To find these labels, look for AVERY brand labels, type number “5408”, they’re 3/4″-round labels that fit the tops of sample vials perfectly.

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One thought on “Ink Sample Organization Revisited

  1. maja88g September 29, 2015 at 7:06 am Reply

    Love love love the way the little rings look. Defiantly taking inspiration from this.

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