Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 16

I’m a little unfair and really want this to be another interesting ink.

Today’s door! *drumroll*……….

Day 16’s ink is called “Serendipity.”

I tested, as per usual, using a borosilicate glass dip pen in a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook.

Handwriting in a deep teal ink on white paper that reads "Day 16: Serendipity." Below and slightly to the right of the writing lays a small square bottle with a steel-blue label that reads "Serendipity" in hard-to-read silver script under the diamond Diamine logo.
This ink was dry and had a slow flow, but was still easy to use. Text reads “Day 16: Serendipity” in my blocky handwriting.


Serendipity is a blue-green somewhere between turquoise and teal. The ink writes dry, but isn’t scratchy at all. While the flow of the ink is slow, it still made some distinct bold strokes while writing, and while I did have to scribble a bit to get the splotch, it was happy to spread when I tilted the glass nib just right. Many of the inks that need scribble thwart any angle of approach. Pun not intended, sorry.

(When did I start anthropomorphizing inks?)

((I mean, probably before I started this series, but now I’m curious as to exactly when.))

It’s a very pretty ink that contains both a dark reddish purple sheen and some dark shimmer. It’s more subtle than Upon A Star.

A closeup of the splotch and some handwriting shows a strongly sheening and glittery ink. The ink itself is steel blue while the sheening is purplish-red. The glitter color is hard to discern.
A closeup of some of the writing and the ink splotch, demonstrating the color, sheen, and gold shimmer.

I mean, yeah, I’d write a whole ton of letters to friends with this. The Y in the above photo indicates how every one of the properties of the ink can be seen from almost any angle. It starts teal, swoops down to sheen, then up to shimmer, and… yeah, it just keeps going like that.

I had to scribble to get the splotch, but once the ink was down, it was easy to make thicker lines. I’m excited to play with this one in painting. The shimmer is also interestingly dark. Where Upon a Star’s glitter is multicolored and hard to photograph, this is easier to photograph. The shimmer is red, gold, and blue.

A closeup of the splotch demonstrates the darkness of the gold and blue shimmer, and how much red sheen the ink contains.
A closeup of the ink splotch, showing the gold and red shimmer and the reddish purple sheening.

For this one, while you can see all the different colors of shimmer in person, I had to photograph from multiple directions in order to show how each angle makes the shimmer look different. It was tough to capture the blues.

A closeup of a splotch of ink demonstrates the steel blue color of the ink, the shiny dark red of the sheen, and the gold and blue shimmer.
A closeup of the ink splotch, showing the gold shimmer and the reddish purple sheening.

I really like this one. I don’t know if I’m going to get a full bottle, but the whole “I can be all these things at once, in a single letter” aspect of the ink just… calls to me. IYKYK.

Next up: Day 17!

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