Inkvent 2019 – Day 24: Purple Bow (standard)

Well, turns out Sugar Plums are a vague sort of treat, that are not necessarily purple. Originally in the 17th century they were a small sugar candy. The seed used in the center included caraway, fennel, coriander, and cardamom seeds, almonds, walnuts, ginger, cinnamon and aniseed coated with a layer of hard sugar. Today they tend to be a mixture of finely chopped fruit and nuts that have been spiced.

But it is the long awaited purple…. Initially I thought ‘Royal Purple’, then I thought it was a bit more blue than that, so I looked at colour swatches named Royal Purple. Looks like just about anything goes, so that’ll teach me.

I’m used to Irishuzuku Yama Budo for my purple, so I find this one a bit darker, and more toward the blue side in comparison. (Depending on the paper – As Rhodia is the paper I tend to use the most, those samples are what I will likely go by.)

About cranialstorage

A semi-luddite working in the IT field. A collector and user of fountain pens and related desk/stationery items, old woodworking tools, and photography. A lover of books.
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