Ink Review #176: Diamine Golden Ivy

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday. Today's ink is Diamine Golden Ivy. I purchased my sample of ink at Vanness Pens. Golden Ivy is part of the Diamine 2017 Shimmertastic Collection.

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The color:

Golden Ivy is a medium green with dark pink sheen and gold shimmer.

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In large swabs the ink looks very dark green, the sheen is so dark pink that it almost looks red, and it has a ton of gold sheen-it looks like the perfect Christmas ink.

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I love these ink drops-so much shimmer and sheen.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, medium pink sheen, and gold shimmer.

There was a little bit of feathering on 20 pound copy paper, but other than that the ink did well.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Emerald, Diamine Golden Ivy, and Robert Oster Peppermint. Click here to see the Diamine inks together. 

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Longer writing:

I used a broad Forest Green Conklin Durograph  on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average to just slightly dry flow. I didn't have any issues with shimmer clogging the feed.

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Overall, I feel like this is the perfect Christmas ink. It is just a touch dry, but as long as you use the ink in a slightly wet pen you shouldn't have any problems.

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