Pearl Ex Calligraphy Set

£47.99 £35.99

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Pearl Ex is a metallic/pearlescent, archival mica pigment.

How to mix Pearl Ex

Watch this excellent YouTube How to Mix Pearl Ex Pigments video by Joi at

How to make metallic calligraphy ink using Pearl Ex Pigments and powdered Gum Arabic.

  1. Mix 4 parts of Pearl Ex pigment and 1-part Gum Arabic. Add water slowly and stir to an ink-like consistency.
  2. 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 with the following colors:

694 rose gold

694 Rose Gold


663 Silver


651 Pearl White


691 Solar Gold


658 Aztec Gold


645 Grey Lavender

687 trueblue

687 True Blue


654 Super Russet

643 pinkgold

643 Pink Gold


3 x 648 Gum Arabic