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Diamine Shimmering Set (Half Of The Line Part 2) Overview


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We can talk about it. I wasn't planning to buy so soon though.

I'll ask around if there's anyone else who would like to join us.

 

It's not urgent for me either. But it seemed like a good idea that's why I asked. :)

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Attila and myself have finally got our shimmering ink! :) I've got a bottle of Sparkling Shadows and Night Sky.

 

Right now I'm still figuring out how to use them - the choice of pen and paper matters so much, because they don't seem to perform equally well with any combination. So far, I've got a fill of Sparkling Shadows in a Parker 51, and Night Sky in a Montblanc Noblesse.

 

The inks generally are wet enough and quite well lubricated, but the shimmer effect depends a lot on the paper. I've got almost no shimmer at all on Clarefontaine paper, and inconsistent shimmer on some cheaper stuff - there sometimes is a lot of the particles coming out of the nib, and at other times it writes half a page without any particles at all. Also, the shimmer effect is not as emphasised as on the review pictures. It requires a specific angle to even see it and is nearly unnoticable otherwise. I kind of expected something more punchy.

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I haven't really tried the Diamine versions, but after using the Herbin inks, I have come to the conclusion that they do better in a broad wet nib on decent paper and are better used dipped.

In other words, use a wet open nib FP that writes more than a few words and that you can keep dipping when it runs dry.

I found if you fill a pen with it you have to keep agitating the ink and have a problem if you leave the pen unused for a day or so to get the shimmer back.

 

Of course the paper used is also a factor.

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Thank you for this beautiful review! Well, now I'm doomed.. Surely will buy Purple pazzaz, the Magical forest also interesting, as well... Oh my... I really hope that someone doesn't follow my online activity... :blush:

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I just tried my sample of Red Lustre. It looks nothing like these images. It's not bright pink nor red as in here, more like a watered-down version of Red Dragon, a dirty brownish pinky colour. I have to say it's the most disgusting colour in my whole collection.

 

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I just tried my sample of Red Lustre. It looks nothing like these images. It's not bright pink nor red as in here, more like a watered-down version of Red Dragon, a dirty brownish pinky colour. I have to say it's the most disgusting colour in my whole collection.

 

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I'm sorry you don't like it. It's not my favorite of the shimmertastics, but I have enjoyed it.

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I just tried my sample of Red Lustre. It looks nothing like these images. It's not bright pink nor red as in here, more like a watered-down version of Red Dragon, a dirty brownish pinky colour. I have to say it's the most disgusting colour in my whole collection.

 

I personally don't like the Green of the series... so I mix some inks and made myself a darker murkier one. Just add some Red Dragon to this one to make redder. Easy solution... ;)

 

 

 

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I personally don't like the Green of the series... so I mix some inks and made myself a darker murkier one. Just add some Red Dragon to this one to make redder. Easy solution... ;)

 

 

 

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Tee hee, my favorite was the Majestic Forest, but I've liked it really well mixed with even brighter greens.

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