In my part of the globe, summer is nearing its end as
I received this bottle from Marian Ong of Scribe Writing Essentials some time ago and though it wasn't love at first write, I developed a need for it. When I'd write headings and subheadings in my notes, I'd use Diabolo Menthe or Orange Indien. If I need to highlight or underscore my lessons and handouts, I'd use Diabolo Menthe. When I want to impress my nieces with calligraphy, I use Diabolo Menthe.
This ink color reminds me of the color the summer seas in Boracay, Anilao, and Puerto Galera.
Here is a macro shot of my poorly drawn Diabolo Menthe icon. I drew the outline with a Platinum brush pen and applied the ink used a
The photo below shows
Because of its light color, Diabolo Menthe is perfect for highlighting. I filled my Rotring Artpen with a 2.3 italic nib with it and use it as one of my highlighters. On my white Lamy Safari with a regular medium nib, it's super perfect for underscoring.
Lastly, the drying time of Diabolo Menthe is amazing! It dries quickly and nicely. It took less than 15 seconds to
J. Herbin named Diabolo Menthe after the popular French drink of the same name, which is "
simply mint syrup and white lemonade mixed with ice cubes."
(Diabolo Menthe/Green Mint Syrup in Lemonade.
Image from http://mog.com/Anna/blog/163548)
J. Herbin inks are available in 30 beautiful colors. These water-based inks are non-toxic, have