Due to the high demand and popularity of Sheening VS Shimmer inks, this week we’re going to delve deeper into what they are. We’re also going to be asking you to vote on who will be the victor of this Batlle Royale. Vote in a comment below, or with a comment on any of our social media accounts. The victor will be announced on Monday, May 14th. Also, continue reading for your chance to win one of the two bottles that we used for our Sheen VS Shimmer Battle Royale.
Sheen is when an ink goes down on the page one color, but dries to where part, or all, changes to another color. There are many factors as to when ink will sheen, and when it won’t. Inks tend to sheen the most in areas where it pools or builds up. For example, a flexible nib that leaves behind pools of ink will create more sheen than a Japanese Extra Fine. Another factor is the type of paper that you use. Tomoe River Paper is likely the best paper to use when you are trying to create sheen. However, most fountain pen papers are capable of producing sheen. Pictured above we have Organics Studio Nitrogen Royal Blue, which is considered to be a “Super Sheener”. Check out our post Top Sheening Inks for other great sheening inks!
Shimmer, on the other hand, has it’s own unique look and qualities. Glitter particles added to the ink, help create the signature Shimmer look. Many people love writing letters and holiday cards with Shimmer inks to make their cards pop and stand out! Others simply want to push the boundaries of “work acceptable” inks. Whatever the reason, shimmer adds an extra flair to writing that makes it hard to ignore. Pictured above we have J Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l ‘Oural Fountain Pen Ink, which is a deep purple with silver Shimmer. Check out our Top Shimmer Inks for some other gorgeous shimmering inks!
On one hand, we have beautiful metallic sheen that adds an extra dimension to your writing. On the other hand, we have gorgeous shimmer that makes your writing POP off the page. It’s time now for you to decide which ink wins Pen Chalet’s Sheen VS Shimmer Battle Royale! Vote below in the comments, or on any of our social media platforms. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway as well for your chance to win one of the bottles we used to make this Battle Royale!
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