Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 2

Given I was expecting mostly green inks, I was excited the first one was blue & was thrilled to anticipate a broad range of colors.

Today’s door opening! *drumroll*……….

Day 2’s ink is called “Yule Log.”

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, making it easier to use a sharp glass pen.

Handwriting in light turquoise ink on white paper that reads "Day 2: Yule Log." To the right of the writing lays a small square bottle with a metallic brown label that reads "Yule Log" in silver script under the diamond Diamine logo.
This ink flowed more easily, which is why the strokes are thicker. Text reads “Day 2: Yule Log” in my blocky handwriting. The test splotch at the end shows off its nice shimmery details.

(I decided including “Diamine” in the text was redundant, so you won’t see that again. If I do ink swabs later, I’ll revise the labeling.)

Yule Log is a dark woody brown ink, somewhat on the redder side, with both lovely shading and a ton of shimmer. It’s a thicker ink that writes wet but not so wet that it feels out of control. The combination of both the thickness and the smooth flow meant I didn’t want to stop writing, and while I usually don’t like brown inks, the rich color and the beautiful shimmer made me fall in love with this one.

A splotch of fountain pen ink in shades of rich woody brown and nearly black brown, with an overlayer of bronze shimmer.
A closeup of the ink splotch, showing off the shading and shimmer

It’s a pretty ink end to end, but the shimmer doesn’t show up in the writing as much as I’d hoped. The above splotch in close-up shows off edges of almost a charcoal color, as well as the shimmer, but in the writing you can see the shimmer isn’t obvious. That said, it’s so pleasant to write with, I would be happy with this on all sorts of papers.

When Diamine decides to release this color more widely, I’m all in on a full bottle.

Next up: Day 3!

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