Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 10

Enthusiastically opening today’s door……….

Day 10’s ink is called “Dusted Truffle.”

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 a medium brown ink on white paper that reads "Day 10: Dusted Truffle." Centered below the writing lays a small square bottle with a metallic brown label that reads "Dusted Truffle" in hard-to-read silver script under the diamond Diamine logo.
This ink was a bit awkward to work with; so I messed up a bit of the writing. Text reads “Day 10: Dusted Truffle” in my blocky handwriting.

Dusted Truffle is a medium to light greenish brown with yellow undertones and a LOT of silver shimmer. It’s an odd combination, in my mind, since I would usually expect this light of a color to have a darker shimmer or a darker sheen.

It’s a wet ink but in a weird way. It flows inconsistently.

A closeup of the brown handwriting next to a splotch that has shades of light yellowish-brown, with significant shimmer visible.
A closeup of the ink splotch, with tons and tons of shimmer visible.

The shimmer is almost overwhelming in the ink, but it is mighty pretty, and if one thinks of sugar-coated truffles, this is a spot-on representation. Another neat artistic choice.

A closeup of a splotch of ink has shades of medium and lighter brown, with some silver shimmer visible.
A closeup of the ink splotch, with a little less shimmer visible.

But when I look at the ink as a whole, I find it hard to read, and since I’m not a brown ink fan it’s not really an appealing shade. Folks who like brown inks will probably like it tons more than I do.

I’m likely not going to use this much, but I’m going to experiment with how it might look on holiday cards. Pine cones anyone?

Next up: Day 11!

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