I used to be afraid of putting shimmering inks in my fountain pens and for awhile I was missing out on some gorgeous sparkling ink colors. Now, the shimmers are part of my daily writing in my BUJO and sketching journals. The flowers in my sketch were created with shimmering inks.
My TWSBI Diamond in the middle has been inked with Diamine Pink Ice since December 20, 2021. It’s been writing and sketching flawlessly since then.
I lay my fountain pens flat on my desk or flat in my pen case or flat in my art pouch. The only time I notice a nib (TWSBI GO) is having issues is when the nib has been pointing nib up in my art pouch for a few days. I take a drop or two of water over the nib (breather hole) and give it a good wipe on my damp paper towel and the ink is flowing again. For difficult dried nibs, I might have to repeat this process a few more times as well as write squiggly lines on a piece paper to get the the ink to flow again.
My favorite shimmering inks are Diamine, Jacques Herbin, Van Dieman’s Inks, and Robert Oster.
Image Source: A bouquet of flowers from my Hubby. 🥰
Pens: TWSBI Diamond 580 AL in Rose with Stub 1.1 nib. TWSBI GOs with Stub 1.1 nibs.
Inks: Van Dieman’s Inks Eucalyptus Regnans and Morning Frost. Diamine Pink Ice, Vintage Copper, Winter Spice, and Storm. Robert Oster Thunderstorm.
Journal: Stillman & Birn Alpha Softbound 5.5″ x 8.5″