First Look: Diamine Shimmertastic Blue Lightning


A kind friend sent me samples of some of the inks from the forthcoming Diamine “Shimmertastic” series of inks with gold and silver colored particles. The first one I inked was Blue Lightning, a light blue with silver particles, which I put in a Pelikan M200 with a stubbed 14k medium nib.

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9 thoughts on “First Look: Diamine Shimmertastic Blue Lightning

  1. Hey there, would you know what’s the closest non-shimmer ink that matches the blue of this Blue Lightning? I love how vibrant it is, but I can’t really tell on my computer which Diamine Ink matches it!


    1. My guess would be either Aqua Blue or Turquoise. Beau Blue is another possibility, but I remember that as fairly light in color. Hopefully someone with more expertise in the light blues and turquoises will chime in. 🙂


    1. Hi Bob, the short answer is yes. You can remove a few ultra-tiny fragments of flakes if you rub your finger across the paper, but that is all. Shuffling has no effect. The shimmer effect also survives when a letter is folded and mailed, and then unfolded and read. It seems very stable.

      I’m happy to say that is not at all like children’s glitter, which sheds and goes everywhere.


  2. I’ve been waiting for the day that another brand would have a go at an ink with shimmery bits like the Herbin 1670, and here it is! Only I guess Diamine have their usual lack of moderation and are doing the whole spectrum in one go instead of in a trickle like Herbin 😛

    I agree, the bright white really makes this one pop!

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  3. Me too! I don’t have a sample of Blue Pearl, but I do have Shimmering Seas, which I will try soon. I’ve used four of these so far and liked them all.


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