Welcome back to #30DaysOfInks Instagram Challenge! We’re now at the halfway mark and Week 2 showcased an array of artistic writing samples of beautiful inks and amazing sketches by fellow fountain pen geeks. Also this week, I featured several colors from the Diamine Shimmertastic collection which encompassed every color of the rainbow, infused with either gold or silver shimmer. To find out more, keep reading…
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Week 2 Highlights
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m an art journal enthusiast—it’s a great way to experiment and develop your drawing skills—so I was thrilled to see drawings and sketches using an array of lovely inks. In addition, I finally got the opportunity to use one of my favorite pens (Noodler’s Ahab in Pima Tortoise) along with one of my favorite nibs (Goulet’s 1.5mm italic) to really explore the brilliance and chameleon qualities of the Diamine Shimmertastic line of inks. Below are some of the highlights from week 2:
#30DayOfInks Week 2 inks featured (top-to-bottom, left-to-right):
- Bung Box Music Black/Black of Score
- Diamine Shimmertastic Purple Pazzazz
- Akkerman #11 Treves-Turquoise
- J.Herbin Diabolo Menthe
- Sailor Kingdom Note Chrysaora Helvola *this ink was released last year and is a bit hard to find so if you see it, grab it!
- Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho
- J.Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre -and- Pilot Iroshizuku TsuTsuji
- Diamine Shimmertastic Blue Lightning
- Noodler’s Rachmaninoff
My pen configuration this week used to feature Diamine Shimmertastic inks:
Once again, many thanks to all the fountain pen geeks participating in the #30daysofinks Instagram Challenge! 🙂 It’s a great way to interact with our wonderful fountain pen community and discover new inks to try in the future. The #30daysofinks Instagram Challenge will continue throughout the month of April and Week 3 is already underway so feel free to join in on the fun! It doesn’t matter if you only have one ink bottle/cartridge or if—like me—you’re looking for an excuse to try out all those glorious ink samples you’ve accumulated over time. To get started, follow me on Instagram @LilDivette, post what you have using the hashtag #30daysofinks and don’t forget to interact with our wonderful fountain pen community!
To see last week’s highlights, check out 2017 Week 1 Highlights as well as last year’s #30daysofinks weekly highlights by clicking on the following links: 2016 Week 1 Highlights, 2016 Week 2 Highlights, 2016 Week 3 Highlights, 2016 Week 4 Highlights.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ink or others you frequently recommend? If so, please share in the comments below as well as check out what others have shared and who knows? You just may find your next favorite ink! 😉
Until next week,
♥ LilD ♥