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Diamine Shimmertastic Shimmering Seas


If you go to this link, you can enter to win a nail polish that is inspired by this ink!

This is another of the Shimmertastic inks from Diamine that Anderson Pens sent out for me, and this one is a dark blue with gold shimmer. A lot of gold shimmer. Probably too much.

My experience with this ink has been really mixed. I like the color just fine, and it behaves really well on copy paper, but it just doesn't flow very reliably. The shimmer seems to clump up in the feed and impede the flow of the ink. If you can break up the glitter-dam it works just fine, but that's more of a hassle than most of us want in our inks. I'm thinking that this one might work best as an ink for dip pens? I don't use any of those, so I can't say for sure, but it wouldn't stop up like a fountain pen can.

 Anyway, this one was a miss for me, but it does make for some pretty pictures. Let me know if you've had successes with this one (and how'd you do that?).

The Written Bit

Color Comparisons

I think Blue Pearl is going to be more my speed, but I've only gotten to use it a couple of times. 

Copy Paper Test

 This is really good performance on copy paper. Too bad the ink runs so dry and inconsistently.
 Plenty of shimmer on copy papers, too.

Maruman Mnemosyne Card

Tomoe River

 No real shading, even on this Tomoe River paper. Plenty of saturation, I suppose. Maybe thinning this ink out would improve the flow?


Water Drop Test and Video Review

I'm not a huge fan of this one, but maybe you will be. You can find it at Anderson Pens where a 50ml bottle is $20 and a 3ml sample is $1.50. Thanks go out to them for letting me try out this ink.

***Review samples were provided free of charge, but I'm as sure as I can be that this doesn't affect my reviews.***

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