6 thoughts on “First Look: Diamine Shimmertastic Sparkling Shadows

  1. I hope I win a giveaway because there is no way I can buy all these inks guilt-free! But they are too exciting to pass up! Reminds me of the sparkly gel inks I played with as a kid. Now for adults 🙂


  2. This is actually the same color combination as Herbin Stormy Gray – gray ink, gold flecks. Have you tried that?

    I agree, it’s a very ‘New Year’s Eve’ sort of ink! Nice to have one of those too, there are so many Christmassy inks but NYE gets neglected 🙂


    1. Yes! Honestly, my sample of Sparkling Shadows shows a lot more gold shimmer than my bottle of Stormy Grey ever did. Could have been just my bottle, however. I thought Stormy Grey was very well-behaved and cleaned up easily, and I hope Sparkling Shadows is the same way.


    1. These particular photos all were taken outside, albeit not in direct sunlight, because that wouldn’t work well. The best way to see the shimmer from these inks is to hold the paper at an angle.

      Sparkling Shadows is not blinding or super shiny. It is one of the more subtle Shimmertastics. Compare Sparkling Shadows to Magical Forest, which will be posted tomorrow, and I think you’ll see a difference.

      Of course, the broader and wetter the nib you use, the more particles of gold or silver will come through. So if you want to make any of these more or less shiny, pen choice will help. Paper, too. It’s really fun to experiment with these, and each of the ten is different.


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