In 2019, the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group collaborated with Diamine to create two inks, Scribble Purple and Monboddo’s Hat. The inks are named after Scribble Monboddo, a purple ink lover who runs the Too Many Purples blog. Monboddo’s Hat is a ink colour inspired by Scribble Monboddo’s purple top hat.
The ink is a saturated dark purple with red undertones with a wet flow. At no surprise to anyone, it has the most sheen on Tomoe River paper. The official description calls it a gold sheen but it looks a little greenish to me.
On Rhodia paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and a little bleedthrough.
The ink left a ring of colour residue behind so cleaning is more involved than usual.
This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.
Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.
Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.
2 responses to “Diamine Monboddo’s Hat on Rhodia”
The different behavior as to the sheen is interesting to me. Did the Rhodia paper dry faster?
I didn’t take any measurements but it does feel that it dries quicker on Rhodia compared to Tomoe River.
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