Diamine night shade 2023
Caution: it appears that this year’s Inkvent will feature elusive ink colours. I recommend reading my description of the inks rather than relying solely on the photos, and comparing my results to those of other reviewers.
The Diamine Inkvent calendar is an advent calendar that contains 24 tiny (12ml) bottles of fountain pen ink hidden behind 24 doors and a larger (30ml) bottle of ink hidden behind the 25th door. All of the inks are limited edition and are only available through this calendar for the time being.
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Day 15’s front door.
Diamine Night Shade, a slightly periwinkle-ish blue with a lot of shading, is the ink for Day 15.
Night Shade Diamine
It’s a common ink in an unusual colour.
Ink of standard quality
Here’s a swab of Diamine Night Shade in a Col-o-Ring. It’s lighter here than it was in my later writing and drawing samples – it’s not a photography issue; the ink itself is colourless. It does shade a lot, regardless of how it appears.
Swab for the Col-o-Ring.
To test Diamine Night Shade, I used a Kanilea Haleakala Silhouette with a fine nib.
Swabs of Kanilea Haleakala and Diamine Night Shade.
I decided to test out this ink on Tomoe River paper by drawing a quick rough sketch of some Night Shade flowers. The ink appears to be a standard blue black until it dries, at which point it alternates between staying in the standard blue black range and taking on a more periwinkle hue.
On Tomoe River paper, Diamine Night Shade.
This was created on Kanso Sasshi 3.5″ x 5.5″ Tomoe River Paper (the notebooks I have were bought in 2016, and so they contain the old Tomoe River paper).
Finally, I jotted something down in my Midori Journal:
What’s the connection between Night Shade and Christmas?
Most likely as a result of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Is Diamine Night Shade festive to me? Perhaps if it had a silver shimmer to it. As it stands, it’s an intriguing and somewhat perplexing ink that I’ll need to test further on different types of paper and possibly with another pen before deciding whether I like it enough to prefer it over an ink like Diamine Harmony.
Night Shade Diamine Ink-Vent Red Edition Ink Bottle
Diamine Night Shade (Inkvent 2021) is an unsaturated lavender blue with medium shading from the Red Collection.
Who doesn’t appreciate an advent calendar? Diamine released the Limited Edition Red Ink-Vent Calendar for Christmas 2021, which includes 25 brand new ink colours in Standard, Sheen, Shimmer, and Shimmer & Sheen. It was a big hit and quickly sold out!
Diamine has now packaged all of these inks in a stylish 50ml ink bottle. If you didn’t get them last year, now is your chance.Diamine night shade 2023