Diamine Inkvent 2022 – Day 20

Today’s door! *drumroll*….

Day 20’s ink is called “Arctic Blast.”

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

Handwriting, in an ink of varying saturated blue colors, on white paper that reads "Day 20:  Arctic Blast." To the right of the writing lays a small square bottle with a metallic bright blue label that reads "Arctic Blast" in easy-to-read silver script under the diamond Diamine logo.
Lovely ink in saturated blues, with some silver-blue shimmer obvious in the splotch. Text reads “Day 20: Arctic Blast” in my blocky handwriting.

Well isn’t THIS a pretty!

Arctic Blast is a rich, saturated blue in shades of denim, cobalt, and cerulean. It includes a ton of silver-blue shimmer. It does write dry, which I’m starting to suspect is an artifact of one of the shimmer colors Diamine uses. My pen strokes got really thin there at the end.

However, it flows well for a dry ink, so I didn’t need to dip more than once for the writing (unlike Olive *coughcough*). For the second dip, it was easy to spread for the splotch. I love how the shimmer shows up so well, even from a distance.

A closeup of the splotch in shades of cobalt, cerulean, denim, and midnight. The silver-blue shimmer is very obvious, and along the outline of the pen strokes is a line of rich red sheen.
A closeup of the ink splotch, showing off the shimmer, the cerulean and cobalt shading, and ooh look some red sheen on the outline!

When I take a closeup from one angle in natural light, yet another property is revealed – a lovely red sheen along the outline of the cobalt colors. From this direction the shimmer still looks like moonlight on snow.

A closeup of the splotch in shades of cobalt, cerulean, denim, and midnight. In this photo the cerulean is a much more saturated color. The shimmer is reduced to bright specks, and along the outline of the pen strokes is a line of copper red sheen.
A closeup of a handwritten T and the ink splotch, showing off the shimmer from another angle, the depth of the cerulean shading, and the copper tone to the red sheen! (Also, is that a cat hair? It might be a cat hair…. yeah it’s a cat hair)

In artificial light and a different angle, the shimmer isn’t as easy to see – it looks more like glitter – but the blues become even more saturated, and the red sheen turns coppery.

(Please forgive whatever that white hair is in there. :glares at Monte:)

Seriously, even with the extra properties muted, this ink is still such a gorgeous color that I don’t care about the dry writing. This is going to be extraordinary in painting.

I’m looking forward to going on an artistic adventure with this little bottle.

Next up: Day 21!

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