Last updated on December 6, 2022
Hello, welcome to the third post of 25 Days of Dupes 2022. Below you’ll find the inks for days 12-18. If you have a suggestion for a possible dupe, let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it to the wrap up post.
- The first image for each ink shows the inkvent ink and what I feel is the best match, swatched on Tomoe River paper.
- The second image for each ink shows the inkvent ink and the different inks I tried matching it to, swatched on Iroful paper.
- I swatched ink with a small paintbrush, and wrote with a Zebra G dip nib in the first image.
- I can’t guarantee that the color you see on your screen will be true to life. However, with all the dupes on the same page, you’ll see how the colors look in relation to each other, which is the main point of these posts.
- I’m not attempting to dupe the special properties of the inks (sheen, shimmer, scent).
Enjoy, and happy inking!
Day 12: Memory Lane
Memory Lane is a shimmer ink; it’s a pale, desaturated purple. The best match I found is Wearingeul Jane Eyre, but it’s not identical. Jane Eyre is a bit less saturated.
Day 13: Upon a Star
Upon a Star is another one of the new “formulas,” a chameleon ink; it’s a deep royal blue with pink/purple to green/teal shimmer and a red/copper sheen. I can see the duochrome effect in the swatch, but not the writing. There are several decent color matches, but I chose Midnight Hour (2019 Inkvent) as the best because it has a similar sheen.
Day 14: Three Kings
Three Kings is a standard ink; it’s a pretty standard gold. Diamine Golden Sands is an excellent match, although Candle Light (2021 Inkvent) is pretty close, too.
Day 15: Pick Me Up
Pick Me Up is another new “formula,” ink: scented and sheen; it’s a warm brown with green sheen. I didn’t care for the scent at all. There’s definitely some alcohol smell in there, and not in a good way. The moment I swatched Pick Me Up, my mind went to Winter Spice (2021 Inkvent), and I was right. It’s such a perfect match that I wouldn’t be surprised to find they’re the exact same formula with the shimmer left out of the newer.
Day 16: Serendipity
Serendipity is a sheen and shimmer ink; it’s a classic teal we’ve all seen a million times with a pinkish sheen and a copper or rose gold shimmer. Diamine Yuletide (2021 Inkvent) is a perfect color match right down to the sheen, though it sheens less than Serendipity.
Day 17: Flame
Flame is a standard ink; it’s an orange that’s comfortable to read. Diamine Blaze Orange is the closest match — although all of the inks I tried are decent matches — even though it looks slightly more vibrant on Tomoe River paper.
Day 18: Olive Swirl
Olive Swirl is another one of the new “formulas,” a chameleon ink; it’s a great olive green with a green shimmer. It seems to have a lower shimmer density than the other shimmer and chameleon inks, and I can’t see any color shift at all. Krishna Ghat Green is the closest match I found, but it shades differently than Olive Swirl.
Thanks for reading to the end, I hope you enjoyed my post. What do you think of this week’s colors and dupes? Are there any you’ll want to get later, or do you already have some of the dupe inks? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.