Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 3

Yesterday’s ink was so lovely that I was extra excited about today’s.

Today’s door opening! *drumroll*……….

Day 3’s ink is called “Solar Storm.” I think the gold stippling around the 3 on the door is supposed to represent the Sun’s corona, which I believe is damn cool.

I tested, as per usual, 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 dark purplish blue ink on white paper that reads "Day 3: Solar Storm." To the right of the writing lays a small square bottle with a metallic dark blue label that reads "Solar Storm" in silver script under the diamond Diamine logo.
This ink was thinner, which is why the strokes are not quite as thin as Bliss but still thinner than Yule Log. Text reads “Day 3: Solar Storm” in my blocky handwriting. The test splotch at the end shows off its nice shimmery details.

Solar Storm is an ink that can represent as dark navy blue or purplish-black, depending on how much ink gets on the paper. It includes a lot of multicolored iridescent shimmer, plus it has a bit of purple-brown sheen to it. It’s a thinner ink that writes nicely but doesn’t spread so well, and I found it easier to write with than Bliss. It still isn’t as easy as Yule Log, though.

That said, the wide range of shading in the ink, plus beautiful green, blue and gold shimmer, make this a stunner.

A splotch of fountain pen ink in shades of rich navy blue and purplish blue brown, with an overlayer of multicolored iridescent shimmer. The indents of the glass pen nib are faintly visible.
A closeup of the ink splotch from the image above, showing off the shading, shimmer, and little bits of sheen.

It’s a pretty ink end to end, but you can see in the above splotch that I had to press a little hard with the glass nib to get contiguous color on the page.

A closeup of the handwriting letters R and M shows the ink's shimmer in greens and blues.
A closeup of the M in the writing, showing off how much shimmer is visible in the thinner strokes

But that said, unlike Yule Log, this ink REALLY carries its shimmer well in the smaller strokes. The end of the last stroke for that pen dip was just as glittery as the first. It’s a gorgeous choice for writing, if you’re okay with shaking your pen before each writing session.

I’m not sure I’d get a whole bottle of this.

….okay maybe one of Diamine’s lil 30ml bottles. Because it really is pretty.

Next up: Day 4!

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