Diamine Shimmertastic – 3 Ink Review – Red Lustre, Magical Forest, Night Sky

Hello friends! I thought I’d share a few visual reviews of 3 of the new 10 Diamine Shimmertastic Inks.

Diamine will be releasing 10(!) new inks with shimmer in the inks. I’m a shimmery ink fan, so I’m excited for these. I understand these inks will not be for everyone, and that is totally okay! That’s why I love the fountain pen world, there are inks for everyone’s tastes! If you like some shimmer in your writing, please enjoy!

Quick note: Particles in inks mean more maintenance if you use these in fountain pens! (Goulet Pens has a video on inks that require more maintenence on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nO3pREn4wro)

Personally, I prefer to use flexible dip pens with shimmery type inks. Okay, to the inks!

Red Lustre: (red with gold particles)

RedLustre_Scan

Magical Forest (green with silver particles)

MagicalForest_Scan

Night Sky (dark grey with silver particles)

NightSky_Scan

Ink Doodle (SN2 paper, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Diamine Red Lustre, Magical Forest, and Night Sky):

inkdoodle

More images:

 

These inks should be available soon, so once they are I’ll link up where you can get them! Update 10/16/15: names of inks above are linked to where you can purchase them!

Are you looking forward to these inks? Which one(s) are you looking forward to?

Thanks for looking/reading!

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Notes:

  • Images scanned in with minimal level adjustment and photos taken with Samsung NX mini (with and without flash).
  • I had to shake up the samples pretty regularly to keep the shimmer writing.
  • As with any ink scans and/or photos I try to be consistent in color. What you see on your monitor might not be the actual color, but it should be a fairly close representation.
  • I received these ink samples from The Goulet Pen Company for the purposes of review. All opinions in this review are mine, and are not bias based on how I received these samples.

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