Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 11

Very curious about today’s door……….

Day 11’s ink is called “Appletini.”

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.

This ink was a bit inconsistent, so the strokes are all different thicknesses. Text reads “Day 11: Appletini” in my blocky handwriting.

Appletini is quite a pretty ink. It’s “Jolly Rancher” granny apple green with yellow undertones. I found it to be a dry and scratchy ink which didn’t flow consistently, but was flowy enough when I needed it, so that I could do some nice swatching to show off its shading.

A closeup of the ink splotch, with clear outlines that show the shading properties.

The different shades in this watercolor-ish ink range from a rich darker apple green to spring green to light yellowish apple green. You can get darker colors with only a touch more ink, which is really nice.

A closeup of the ink splotch, with the gradient of shading more clearly visible.

I also was pleased to note that while it’s a dry ink, and it was scratchy while writing, I didn’t need to scribble to make the splotch! The pale-to-dark spectrum of the ink is impressive. It was a little hard to read, but I plan to practice to see if more frequent dips will help it be darker.

I like this ink a lot. I’m hoping the practice will help me justify getting a full bottle.

Next up: Day 12!

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