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Cult Pens Diamine - Maureen And Robert

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#1 NickiStew

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 17:00

Sheening inks have had centre stage for some while now and just as I thought that might change, along come these two characters. And I have to say, they are just that. Great names, Maureen and Robert, and very pretty too! Many congratulations to Cult Pens for going with yet another great Diamine product. Of note, The Cult Pen Deep Diamines are still one of my favourite ranges.

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But this is your money shot. When these two inks are blended together with water, reworked when semi dry with concentrated inks and then overwritten with bleach when dry – this is what you get and I like it! A LOT. (Alphabet on Seaview Cartridge).

 

If you want to see all the pics here's the link: https://nickstewart....extreme-sheens/


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#2 bass1193

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 17:02

Gorgeous work, as always! 😍

#3 LizB

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 18:31

Yes, that second image is stunning.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 00:49

Whoa!  Impressive!  And the ink too. 


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#5 UDog

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:03

Maybe you should sell that image as a greeting card or an art print.


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#6 XYZZY

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 16:49

 

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But this is your money shot. When these two inks are blended together with water, reworked when semi dry with concentrated inks and then overwritten with bleach when dry – this is what you get and I like it! A LOT. (Alphabet on Seaview Cartridge).

 

If you want to see all the pics here's the link: https://nickstewart....extreme-sheens/

 

 

Nick when I see your samples I think of car commercials and their disclaimers "Professional driver on closed course.  Do not attempt.".

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#7 bass1193

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 17:16

Nick when I see your samples I think of car commercials and their disclaimers "Professional driver on closed course.  Do not attempt.".
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My feeling exactly! :lol:

#8 NickiStew

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:32

My feeling exactly! :lol:

 

You are too kind. Thankyou.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:03

I got a bottle of Maureen from Cult Pens...and there was no red sheen to it, even under a loupe.

 

Cult Pens have sent me a new bottle and have behaved impeccably. Their customer service is exemplary. However, the reality of the ink is somewhat less spectacular than the samples above. 

 

I am using it in a Lamy 2000 which folks will know is quite a firehose when it comes to putting down ink. It might be that I am using some cheap paper and Cult Pens do warn about the performance of the ink on certain papers but I am to be honest underwhelmed by its performance. If you look at the link we were given above https://nickstewart....extreme-sheens/ and scroll down to the writing specimens. That is more the reality of the ink than the colour splits in the artwork above. And so far , I am not getting the colour that Nick has in his writing specimen. The iridescent has to come to the surface I think.

 

I have the Diamine "Blue Pearl" shimmer ink which is a great performer on any paper. 

 

I will press on using some other paper but thus far I am underwhelmed.



#10 NickiStew

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:49

I got a bottle of Maureen from Cult Pens...and there was no red sheen to it, even under a loupe.

 

Cult Pens have sent me a new bottle and have behaved impeccably. Their customer service is exemplary. However, the reality of the ink is somewhat less spectacular than the samples above. 

 

I am using it in a Lamy 2000 which folks will know is quite a firehose when it comes to putting down ink. It might be that I am using some cheap paper and Cult Pens do warn about the performance of the ink on certain papers but I am to be honest underwhelmed by its performance. If you look at the link we were given above https://nickstewart....extreme-sheens/ and scroll down to the writing specimens. That is more the reality of the ink than the colour splits in the artwork above. And so far , I am not getting the colour that Nick has in his writing specimen. The iridescent has to come to the surface I think.

 

I have the Diamine "Blue Pearl" shimmer ink which is a great performer on any paper. 

 

I will press on using some other paper but thus far I am underwhelmed.

 

I got that fabulous metallic sheen by dropping the inks onto Tamo River paper. To maximise the sheen effects as I have, you need a paper surface that is almost non-absorbent ie a paper stock with an extremely tight weave (like Tamo). In my opinion, for what it's worth, these two inks are two of the most extreme sheens I have witnessed. Check out your paper surfaces and you may get the satisfaction missing at the moment. N


Edited by NickiStew, 07 December 2018 - 12:50.

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#11 Francis_Rex

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 13:00

 Thanks for the heads up on the paper. To be candid the paper I was using is quite a loose weave 60g note paper. Under a loupe I can see some sheen but it is absorbed into the stock.

 

I will dig out some tighter bond and see if I can get the sheen to sit up as it were. 



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:12

I just got a bottle of Maureen today and swabbed it on both Tomoe River and Rhodia dot paper--wow! I got a ton of sheen, crazy color variations, and it was spectacular. However, no need to post my picture, as mine is clearly a series of blobs like a pre-schooler would make, rather than the incredible work of Nick!


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:41

Could someone in possession of Diamine/Cult Pens Deep Dark Purple please compare DDP and Robert? DDP also sheens green but is no way close as powerful when compared to Nick's picture.

PS! Perhaps also inviting  (germany exclusive) Purple Rain to the party? 


Edited by Liis, 01 March 2019 - 09:44.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 16:57

I got 2 bottles of MAUREEN and I love it. I do not feel attracted to Robert.


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