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Quite a while back, I hunted through the Diamine Glitter inks, looking for shading in the first place...
I had a large list when I went to my B&M who had carried it for a short while. Ending up with four, only perhaps 1 of my top 4.......three I used some of with in a month, the other one, lay lurking.
My B&M called up today, my Ruby Star had arrived. So I went down and picked it up. It is more subtle or restraine; 'my eyes only glitter', not a glitter across the boardroom table.....very much like Tom's pictures of it.
I got it in B......It is not butter smooth, it don't slide off my Rhoda 90g paper; but still very, very smooth.
B is a nib even if it is a narrower traditional B (fat M) that should be wide enough for glitter inks.
It was a good excuse to use a glitter ink; I'd not used Diamine Shimmer ink, Lilac Satin until now.
Like all four of my Diamine Glitter inks, a bit more subdued than I'd care for. (Shimmering Seas, Tropical Glow, Brandy Dazzle and Lilac Satin)
However I'm sure the glitter in their black or grey inks would be more striking.
My Herbin dark gray and gold, the glitter stands out very well....Well having that Herbin ink was why I don't chase the glitter gray of Diamin.....and I don't do black ink............though 'new' (to me) shading black inks perks my interest.
Diamine Shimmer Lilac Satin, is a darker yet brighter color than French Lilac..... or close to a lavender which wiki, shows a Purple Mountain Majesty....lavender. It does shade, more in printing than in cursive....not stick in the eye shading, more...some here and there ...& on Rhoda 90g paper. I would have called it a light purple...but looked up the color Lilac and then Lavender.....
I've nothing against the color; which will join my purple inks....
What I really don't like is having to turn the paper into the light to see glitter. ...well with out turning the page to the light, if one looks hard enough here and there a bit of shimmer...........but is not the stick in the eye glitter I'd hoped for. ...even when turning the paper into the light.....a bit to understated British.
It does say a wet broad nib....perhaps I should use a semi-flex B or OB.....
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 13 December 2019 - 18:54.