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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 – a summary

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 – a summary

Here are all the inks from the 2023 Inkvent! In this year’s calendar, we got inks from five different series: Standard (7), Shimmer (6), Chameleon (9), and Scent (2). Additionally, a (sort of) new series was introduced – Star Bright (1) – which turned out to be a shimmer ink with an extra dose of shimmer. That is to say, this was an excellent calendar for those who appreciate shimmer inks – a total of 16 inks contained some form…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 25

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 25

The final door reveals – of course – a purple ink. Diamine doesn’t specify which ink series this belongs to, but I believe Raise a Glass is a chameleon ink. The color is a deep and saturated purple with gold-green shimmer and gold sheen. It’s a bit too dark to showcase any shading. The ink also seems very wet and dries slowly. I’m not usually one for using lofty words, but I would actually describe this ink as “royal.” The…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 24

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 24

It’s Christmas Eve and only two inks left! Today, we’re back to shimmer inks. Sugar Snap is a medium dark yellow green with silvery shimmer and significant shading. It also has a dark/black halo in wet areas. The ink flow is very wet. It’s greener than both Colorverse Walk the Dog and R&K Alt-Goldgrün, and much lighter than Colorverse Brane. Liv Mogstad Strickert is a regular contributor to Pennen er mektigere and will be posting daily ink reviews of Diamine’s…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 23

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 23

Finally, another standard ink! Fireside Snug is a dark red orange or red brown, with coppery sheen in wet areas. It has significant shading and looks very, very nice. It appears to have a moderately wet flow. As we can see, it resembles a couple of other inks I have on hand: It is darker than Diamine Autumn Oak and a bit browner than Taccia Koiame. Caramel Sparkle is probably the closest match in terms of color (excluding the shimmer),…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 22

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 22

It’s my birthday! That’s probably the reason Diamine gave us the first red ink this Inkvent. The shimmer ink Tinsel is red with red-pink shimmer. This is a truly festive ink! It has some subtle shading, a hint of green sheen in wet areas, and a moderately wet flow. I don’t have any other similar inks – compared to last year’s Spiced Apple, Tinsel is a lighter and brighter red. Liv Mogstad Strickert is a regular contributor to Pennen er…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 21

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 21

Do you remember the time when Christmas was cozy and peaceful? Neither do I! With the exception of the ironic (and frankly a bit provocative) name, Tranquility is a beautiful chameleon ink. The color is a medium dark reddish purple with silvery/green shimmer. A quite unusual combination! There is some shading and a dark halo that is easily visible in wet areas. The ink seems quite wet. Tranquility doesn’t really resemble any other red-purple inks I have. It is lighter…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 20

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 20

Into outer space! Finally, we get a black ink! Astral is a coal black chameleon ink with gold-blue-green shimmer and a bit of sheen in wet areas. The ink flow is good and it seems quite wet. It shares quite a few similarities with Solstice from Inkvent 2019, which is a black shimmer ink with sheen and blue-green shimmer. As we can see from the pictures below, Solstice has more sheen than Astral, but the shimmer in Astral is more…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 19

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 19

Are my pictures blurry, or does this ink actually feather that much? Behind door 19, is Cinnabun, the second scented ink. The color is a medium light honey brown – or cinnamon brown – with some nice shading. It has an artificial cinnamon scent – I quite like it, but I can imagine some may find it too intense. This ink is also very wet. As the pictures show, it feathers even on paper that usually handles wet inks quite…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 18

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 18

Isn’t this very similar to another ink in this year’s calendar? Blizzard is the third shimmer ink in a row, and has a dark ice blue color and silver shimmer. It exhibits some shading, and in wetter areas there is also a black halo. The ink seems slightly dry but works well in the wet Pelikan nib. This ink looks like a darker version of ink no. 11, Glacier. I find it a bit odd that they have two inks…

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Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 17

Inktrapment: Diamine Inkvent 2023 no. 17

I initially thought these inks resembled each other more! Behind door no. 17, we find another shimmer ink – Lavender Frost. The color is a dark and quite muted gray purple with silver shimmer. It has some subtle shading and appears moderately wet in the pen. Memory Lane from last year’s Inkvent, is also a dusky purple ink with silver shimmer. However, by comparison, it is much lighter and brighter than Lavender Frost. Frosted Orchid is also a purple Diamine…

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