Today we are in for a lovely ink surprise! It’s a beautiful green ink with lots of shimmer and sheen.
Inkvent Day #2: Diamine Garland
The label on the side of the bottle shows this Garland ink includes some shimmer and sheen.
Check out this next picture I took. Do you see it?
There are bright bits of blue shimmer sitting at the bottom of my tiny bottle. I already know I’m in for a real treat.
Let’s take a look at my swatch card and writing sample. Looking straight on I can see what looks like halos of red which makes my writing appear to glow a bit. Depending on the lighting, my swatch card shows a dark teal green ink color.
Here’s a close up of my writing sample that shows the gorgeous red sheen with bits of blue shimmers.
I’m saving the best picture for last. This is one stunning swatch card I have in my possession. Sigh! 🤩
From my writing samples, I can see bits of the teal green ink color surrounded by the red sheen and sprinkles of blue shimmer. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
Here’s a quick pen & ink sketch on mixed media paper:
I’m thoroughly enjoying this lovely ink color and I’m looking forward to using this in some of my pen & ink artwork. This is definitely on my wish list and I hope Diamine produces this color in their larger bottle.
Ink: Diamine Garland (shimmer & sheen)
Pens Used: TWSBI ECO Green with Stub 1.1 nib. Glass dip pen. Automatic Pen.
Journal: GLP Creations with Tomoe River Paper (68gsm)
Paper: Grumbacher Mixed Media Paper