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Diamine Shimmer Set - Sparkling Shadows

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#1 Bhavna

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 22:05

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 00:43

Thanks for the review.

Not sure what to make of this one.  It seems awfully close to the Herbin Stormy Grey, which is a pretty dark grey for the underlying ink.

So far, the count is one "yes" (Blue Lighning), one "no" (Magical Forest) and one "maybe" (Sparkling Shadows)....

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 05:28

Maybe. Just maybe.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:01

This one doesn't look too different from Gris orage. Why don't they put silver particles in this one?

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:35

I'm sure there will be endless reviews of these inks popping up just about everywhere, but as you've been involved with trialling these inks for the last year I consider your reviews as the definitive ones.

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:50

Thanks for the review.

Not sure what to make of this one.  It seems awfully close to the Herbin Stormy Grey, which is a pretty dark grey for the underlying ink.

So far, the count is one "yes" (Blue Lighning), one "no" (Magical Forest) and one "maybe" (Sparkling Shadows)....

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Hi Ruth,

 

I found Sparkling Shadows to be lighter than Stormy Grey and as such produced incredible shading that I just loved, esp being outside during reviewing.  :wub:  Hope that helps.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:52

This one doesn't look too different from Gris orage. Why don't they put silver particles in this one?

 

Hi, I believe that was one of the test combinations that didn't make the grade, so to speak. There wasn't much contrast and the ink (IMHO) looked washed out. Out of the two, I really feel this one has so much more character and usability.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:54

I'm sure there will be endless reviews of these inks popping up just about everywhere, but as you've been involved with trialling these inks for the last year I consider your reviews as the definitive ones.

 

Thank you for that honour. I love (trialling) inks and it is a great responsibility to be trusted with someone's 'precious baby' so to speak, so it really feels wonderful to be a part of something this special. 


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:01

Thank-you for a nice review :)

 

While it reminds me of  Stormy grey it's not exactly the same (note to sell to do a side by each comparison)....and I was surprised at how nice it actually is.  Pointless to share an entire tree image since I can't capture the shimmer, so here is a close up that does. 

 

21661925033_2783ba2b48_b.jpgDiamine ~ Sparkling Shadows by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 15:57

Stink, now I'm going to have to get these!


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 16:30

Very nice! I'll need to add a few of these two my collection.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 19:51

This one doesn't look too different from Gris orage. Why don't they put silver particles in this one?

 

Perhaps because of Herbin Stormy Gray?


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