Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 1

…okay yeah the title is generic. I don’t want to spoil people who might have their own calendars to open.

Today’s door opening! *drumroll*……….

Day 1’s ink is called “Bliss.”

I tested each ink using a borosilicate glass dip pen in a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook. The paper in the Mnemosyne is good for sheening inks but isn’t as thin as Tomoe River.

Handwriting in light turquoise ink on white paper that reads "Day 1: Diamine Bliss." To the right of the writing lays a small square bottle with a metallic turquoise label that reads "Bliss" in silver script under the diamond Diamine logo.
You can see the mistake at the beginning where I didn’t get the dip of the pen just right. Text reads “Day 1: Diamine Bliss” in my blocky handwriting. I added a test splotch at the end to show ink details.

Bliss is a light turquoise ink with some nice shading, but not much else to it. It’s a thin ink that writes a little dry and not in a pleasant way, making it difficult to work with after a few seconds of writing. I wouldn’t use this in a fine-nib pen unless I used that pen every day, and as someone w/ADHD, every day pen use isn’t going to happen.

A splotch of fountain pen ink in shades of light turquoise and robin's egg blue
A closeup of the ink splotch from the image above, showing off the shading of darker and lighter blues

It’s a pretty ink to paint with, though! The above splotch in close-up shows off its darker teal edges and the robin’s egg blue lighter bits. If I wanted to use this in an ink painting it would be moon shadows on snow, or a late-afternoon sky clear of clouds.

All in all, not an ink I’d purchase more of, but one I’m happy to have in my collection.

Next up: Day 2!

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