Diamine Inkvent Calendar

SPOILER ALERT! If you do not want to see the colours before Advent, then please do not read this article and do not scroll down!

Many congratulations to Diamine! A superb idea and what a fabulous gift too! Behind each of the 24 doors is a bottle of 7ml ink, while behind the 25th is a 30ml bottle.


All the inks are brand new. Some are standard, while others sheen or shimmer – and some do both! Their names reflect the festive season, so once you’ve opened all your doors, you’ll have a collection of inks called: Blue Peppermint, Candy Cane, Snow Storm, Polar Glow, Triple Chocolate, Ho Ho Ho, Mistletoe, Gold Star, Nutcracker, Winter Miracle, Elf, Noel, Mulled Wine, Jack Frost, Festive Cheer, Seasons Greetings, Poinsettia, Holly, Gingerbread, Midnight Hour, Fire Embers, Solstice, Roasted Chestnut, Purple Bow & Happy Holidays.


This pack will keep you out of mischief for more than a few hours. The inks are fabulous. An amazing variety and a brand new concept – shimmer and sheen! You’ve just got to check out Winter Miracle! Some may feel that £67.00 is too much money. I would strongly disagree. This really is value for money! They’re selling fast, (no surprise there), so get yours quick!

Just to add, most places have now sold out but I believe there may be some still available from Cult Pens, if however, that isn’t the case, there are a few available direct from Diamine (email or call).

Tests conducted on Bockingford 200lb rough, using a Noodler’s Creeper pen and KUM brushes. All available from Cult Pens.  

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