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Diamine 2017 Shimmer Citrus Ice


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Hello Friends,



I have had the pleasure of reviewing Diamine's latest series of Shimmer inks, a set of 10 with 5x silver particled and 5x gold particled inks. I have tried out reviews in the Breeze Notebook containing Tomoe paper in contrast to using my trusted Black n Red Quad. The results are quite something, however, capturing them hasn't been easy. I look forward, as always to your thoughts and feedback. The set will be available in the next few weeks.



This was a lovely shading, but difficult ink to use for any prolonged period of time and I had to give up with it. I wish it was a darker shade of citrus that didn't hurt my eyes so much.



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If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Might be okay for doing artwork. But for writing it's really a bit too light to be legible.

Thanks for the review, though.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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ESSENTIAL UPDATE:

PLEASE SEE UPDATED IMAGE BELOW FOR A NEW SAMPLE. I am not sure what happened, and I can only apologise profusely, however I need to correct my initial review of this ink to state that it is in fact very legible and actually quite unique and a beautiful golden yellow/orange with amazing shading (think flames). I want to upload new images but not sure if I can do this on my phone right now. Nope. Up to the laptop I go..

 

Here we go:

 

Please also note 4 gold particled inks and 6 silver! The Citrus Ice threw me as you can tell!

 

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If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Meh.

 

Vis, I just love your insightful and considered comments.

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Might be okay for doing artwork. But for writing it's really a bit too light to be legible.

Thanks for the review, though.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Please see the updated picture. It is actually far more legible than I thought. I am stumped as to what on earth happened!

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Please see the updated picture. It is actually far more legible than I thought. I am stumped as to what on earth happened!

Probably dilution with water after a fresh pen cleaning? All of my inks start out pale after pen cleaning due to the feed still having water in it (despite my best attempts to use an absorbent paper towel around a nib).

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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Please see the updated picture. It is actually far more legible than I thought. I am stumped as to what on earth happened!

 

Yeah, that's very different from the first images. So, the answer is "Yes, it's legible. But, no, it's still orange...." Looks kinda like someone added Lustre Dust to Noodler's Apache Sunset.

Thanks for the update.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Yeah, that's very different from the first images. So, the answer is "Yes, it's legible. But, no, it's still orange...." Looks kinda like someone added Lustre Dust to Noodler's Apache Sunset.

Thanks for the update.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

It's ever so slightly darker, And infinitely well behaved! It dries for a start, which is very good in my books, literally.. 😂

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Probably dilution with water after a fresh pen cleaning? All of my inks start out pale after pen cleaning due to the feed still having water in it (despite my best attempts to use an absorbent paper towel around a nib).

I would be inclined to agree, although the feed had a long time to dry out. I'm just glad I spotted and corrected the issue in time.

If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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