My entire FP life I have found myself blindly buying bottles of ink. In a few short months I have accumulated 50+, some colors I have loved and others were just ok. I don’t think there has been a color I have hated with the power of a thousand suns yet, but I’m sure its out there!
I recently posted about wanting to trade ink samples in the Ink Exchange on FB, and found a wonderful person who wanted some of my hard to find inks and they of course had grails I wanted to try. I had total ink envy when I saw her list ^_^. We ended up deciding to trade 14 samples.
I am wondering how other people feel about sample trades. I am kind of wishing it were more of a “thing”. I usually don’t buy samples, but I love trading them. For some reason in my head spending $10-30 on a bottle I may not like is more worth it than trying the color first for $2-5.00 and then buying said bottle if I really like it. Perhaps its the constant urge to have my ink collection grow? Maybe I just like looking at the bottles? I may never know.
In any case its left me with a decent collection to do trades with ^_^.
Here is the tiny army almost ready for its new home!
Do you like samples? Or are you more of an all in lets buy the bottle kind of person?