Pearl Ex is a metallic/pearlescent, archival mica pigment.
How to mix Pearl Ex
How to make metallic calligraphy ink using Pearl Ex Pigments and powdered Gum Arabic.
- Mix 4 parts of Pearl Ex pigment and 1-part Gum Arabic. Add water slowly and stir to an ink-like consistency.
- Stir until evenly mixed.
Note: Ink with thinner consistency will lie flat on the paper when dry. Thicker consistencies will stand up and have a raised texture on the paper when dry.
Short list of nibs that work well with Pearl Ex:
- Nikko G
- Zebra G
- Hunt 22B and Hunt 101
- Brause 361 and Rose
- Leonardt DPG, DP30, Crown and Principal EF
3 x 2.25g jars of Gum Arabic.
9 x 3g jars of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment colors:
Rose Gold (694), Solar Gold (691), True Blue (687),
Silver (663), Aztec Gold (658), Super Russet (654),
Pearl White (651), Grey Lavender (645) and Pink Gold (643).