Inkvent 2019 – Day 22: Solstice (shimmer)

When I first saw this colour, I wasn’t sure what it was. I’m still not sure. The label looked almost black, so I opened it, and still wasn’t sure… so I dipped a toothpick and smeared a little on a nearby sheet of paper – black with some green shimmer, I thought to myself.

So I took it to the writing desk, gave it another good shake, and grabbed the glass dip pen. Surprise, surprise, surprise… I’m still not sure what it is. One paper makes it look like the green equivalent of the Jack Frost – a deep metallic green. The Rhodia makes it look like black with green shimmer. The HP paper is somewhere in-between.

When I rinsed the pen to clean it, the water running off looked like dilute black. So between the label colour, the first impression, and the diluted colour I’m going to stick to my initial impression of green shimmer on a black base, although it could be almost anywhere between those depending on the paper and how the light is hitting it.

I’d be interested to hear how others who have the calendar see this colour, and how they are calling this one.

About cranialstorage

A semi-luddite working in the IT field. A collector and user of fountain pens and related desk/stationery items, old woodworking tools, and photography. A lover of books.
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