Review by Laura Cameron
The final ink that I ordered as part of the Monteverdepalooza of the past few weeks is Ruby ($8 for 30ml bottle).
Ruby is a bright, almost fire engine red, that leans a bit orange.
In heavy inkblots, Ruby sheens a greeny-yellow, but in regular applications it just shades really nicely.
It was interesting because I expected Ruby to be deep and dark, but I guess I was thinking more of a garnet. This red is bright red, more like ruby slippers.
I did have several reds to compare it to. As I said, it’s a really bright red with orange tones, so it picks up some of the similar shades as Sailor Shikiori Yodaki and isn’t too far off from Montblanc Corn Poppy Red. The others included in the photo are darker reds, with some leaning more towards brick.
Overall, it was a nice ink and a good one to try if you’re looking for red red red!
- Paper: Seven Seas Crossfield ($24) and Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50)
- Pens: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10)
- Ink: Monteverde Ruby (30ml bottle for $8)
Laura is a tech editor, podcaster, knitter, spinner and recent pen addict. You can learn more about her knitting and tea adventures on her website, The Corner of Knit & Tea and can find her on Instagram as Fluffykira.