Sparkling Shadows is one of the more subtle Shimmertastics. The base gray ink is calm and peaceful, with nice shading. With the added gold particles, Sparkling Shadows reads to me like silver and gold.
This is the ink I’d use to address invitations to a New Year’s Eve party, if I were having a really fabulous one.
Here is what Sparkling Shadows looks like on white Clairefontaine paper.
Here it is on Tomoe River. I can’t decide if white or off-white paper is my favorite with Sparkling Shadows.
Here is Sparkling Shadows on Rhodia dot paper.
Sparkling Shadows is a well-behaved ink, too. It flowed smoothly and dried quickly on the page. I can tell it will be easy to clean; I learned that inadvertently.
I really like Sparkling Shadows. It’s a quieter color, but there is so much gold that in person it never looks blah. You see the shimmer and see gold and silver, not dark gray. I was pleasantly surprised by that.
I received this ink sample from Diamine. I would love to pass along the favor and let someone else try Sparkling Shadows. So if anyone would like to receive a free sample of Sparkling Shadows from me, just leave a question or comment below. At the end of the week, I’ll randomly choose one person to receive a sample.