Ink Review #163: Diamine Frosted Orchid


Today's ink is another from the Diamine Shimmertastic 2017 collection-Frosted Orchid. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Frosted Orchid is a medium purple with silver sheen.


I love that they paired the ink with silver shimmer-I don't think it would have looked nearly as good if they had used gold shimmer.

Dry time: 22 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None-there was some bleeding in the large Tomoe River swab, but none in any of the writing.

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen, and silver shimmer.

On 20 pound copy paper the ink performed perfectly-no problems.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Amazing Amethyst, Diamine Frosted Orchid, and Robert Oster Berry d'Arche. Click here to see the Diamine inks together. 


Longer writing:

I used a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Blueberry, medium nib, on Tomoe River paper. The ink is a little wet, but I didn't have any flow issues. 

One thing I have noticed is that the longer you write the less shimmer you get unless you rotate your pen every few lines or every paragraph. 

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Overall, the ink is really well behaved and it's really beautiful. I would probably use it the most in the spring. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.