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Shimmertastic! New Diamine Shimmer Inks For 2018

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#1 NickiStew

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:08

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It's that time of year again and Diamine are releasing their latest additions to the Shimmer Inks range. Eight new colours featuring three silvers: Starlit Sea, Peacock Flare and Neon Lime plus five golds: Pink Champagne, Razzamatazz, Rockin' Rio, Dragon Blood and Mystique.

 

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And what a lovely range of colours they are too, with plenty of shimmer, as you'd expect. For me, the colours seem more mature than previous and they blend together beautifully - take a look at the modern calligraphy examples and the portraits of Mr Glam himself!

 

 

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From a handwriting perspective, these look absolutely amazing. I really do like that Mystique. The inks flow well and dry quickly. But as with all shimmer inks, the metals do dry on the surface and as they are fine particles will come away from the surface if accidentally brushed or rubbed, so do take care.

 

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So, if you're looking for some fun, you can't go too far wrong here, BUT don't forget to shake well before use!

 

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If you're interested to find how versatile fountain pen inks are and want to learn how to utilise them in your art and journalling, I'm running some workshops this autumn. All materials and refreshments are included and we'll be looking at Illustration techniques, Modern Calligraphy, Shimmer Inks, Ink and bleach, Ink Art etc. For further info, please click the link: www.nickstewart.ink/events

 

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Edited by NickiStew, 17 September 2018 - 12:24.

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#2 goodpens

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:32

Thank you.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 13:01


I really dislike the shimmer ink aesthetic but gotta love your Marc B :-)

Verba volant, scripta manent


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 14:08

I really dislike the shimmer ink aesthetic but gotta love your Marc B :-)

 

Psychedelic Bolans for the win!



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 16:20

I really dislike the shimmer ink aesthetic but gotta love your Marc B :-)

I have to agree on the Bolan..



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 16:42

Is Mystique significantly different from purple pizzazz?

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 17:45

Man, I wish they would offer these in 10-15 mL bottles. A sample is too little and a full bottle is way too much for specialty inks...



#8 inkstainedruth

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 19:55

Thanks for the heads up (and the really stellar artwork!)

Some of these are definitely going on the wish list.  Anyone know how soon they'll be available Stateside?

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#9 NickiStew

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:16

Thanks for the heads up (and the really stellar artwork!)

Some of these are definitely going on the wish list.  Anyone know how soon they'll be available Stateside?

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Thanks Ruth. From what I can gather, the release date is imminent.


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#10 NickiStew

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:16

Man, I wish they would offer these in 10-15 mL bottles. A sample is too little and a full bottle is way too much for specialty inks...

Maybe that's something you could email Diamine about?


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#11 NickiStew

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:19

Is Mystique significantly different from purple pizzazz?

Mystique is more blue. Purple Pazzazz is more pinky/red.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:20

I really dislike the shimmer ink aesthetic but gotta love your Marc B :-)

Shimmerinks are not everyone's cup of tea. But Marc Bolan? Get it on!


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 14:22

Thank you Nick! 

 

Is that a red sheen I see on Starlit Sea? How close is it to Blue Pearl from the first series?



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 15:59

Thank you Nick! 

 

Is that a red sheen I see on Starlit Sea? How close is it to Blue Pearl from the first series?

 

Indeed it is. Starlit is a slightly lighter blue than Blue Pearl.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 17:36

wow!



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 18:06

Your work is simply stunning, I also love your handwriting!


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#17 NickiStew

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:56

Your work is simply stunning, I also love your handwriting!

 

Cheers Andy!


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 05:50

Stunning artwork, excellent review, beautiful inks. Thanks

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 01:58

Thanks for the useful look at these inks. There is some appeal for the base colors. I've tried to give shimmer inks some love but just don't end up using them more than once. With some of the Shimmertastic inks such as Blue Pearl I use the ink without shaking, that seems okay for a while. Wish I had a centrifuge perhaps I could spin down a hard pellet and decant particle free ink. 



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 22:21

Great stuff.


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