Diamine Deep Greens

Diamine Salamander, Emerald and Teal – All three of these inks behave in a similar way. They bleed easily when added to water with a mottled sediment at the breakdown of the wash suggesting more colour pigmentation in solution. All three inks respond dramatically when subjected to bleach. The Teal (could also be included in the blue palette) has both red and yellow hues to it and turns a more redish gold. Ideal for painting as they appear to behave like watercolours. As writing inks they flow well, dry fast and look good. For writing and illustrating journals these are just gorgeous. If I had to choose I’d go for the Teal but only by a whisker. What’s not to like about all three?

Ink samples kindly supplied by Ross at www.purepens.co.uk

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2 thoughts on “Diamine Deep Greens

  1. I find Salamander to be rather mercurial – particularly when I’ve left a pen uncapped for a few minutes or when put in fine-tipped pens, when it goes brown. It also shades wonderfully. My own tests show it separating in to blue with a tinge of yellow with water, but also some deep brown when pushed around with a mix of bleach & water. Quite interesting, this one.

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