Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 19

Caveat: this year’s Inkvent appears to have elusive ink colours. I suggest reading my description of the inks and not going by the photos alone, and comparing my results with those of other reviewers. 

The Diamine Inkvent calendar is an advent calendar with 24 tiny (12ml) bottles of fountain pen ink behind 24 doors, and a larger, 30ml, bottle of ink behind the 25th door. All the inks are limited edition, and, at the moment, only available through this calendar.

Day 19’s door.

Day 19’s ink is Diamine Festive Joy, a saturated purple ink with a hint of sheen and some shading.

Diamine Festive Joy.

It’s a standard ink but there is a bit of a sheen to it, likely because the ink is so saturated.

A standard ink.

Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Festive Joy. You can see a hint of the sheen and some of the shading possible with this ink:

Col-o-Ring Swab.

I used a Sailor Pro Gear with a Naginata Togi Cross Emperor nib to test out Diamine Festive Joy. It’s an expressive nib that lays down a lot of ink.

Sailor Pro Gear and Diamine Festive Joy Col-o-Ring swab.

I drew a Christmas tree with ornaments and a few presents to test out this ink on Tomoe River paper:

Diamine Festive Joy on Tomoe River paper.

This was drawn on a Kanso Sasshi 3.5” x 5.5” Tomoe River Paper notebook (the notebooks I have were bought in 2016, and so they contain the old Tomoe River paper).

Finally, I wrote a page in my Midori Journal:

Diamine Festive Joy is a joyful ink in a lovely, rich shade of purple. If you’re in the market for a standard purple ink, Diamine Festive Joy would be a good choice (once it’s available in a full bottle, like the Blue Edition bottles of the Inkvent 2019 inks). In any case, it’s nice to have a bright pop of colour in an Inkvent calendar that has so far leaned heavily on dark or muted inks.

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