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.
1 teaspoon Pearl Ex pigment
1/4 teaspoon Gum Arabic (white powder)
1 teaspoon water
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
Each set contains 12 x 3g jars of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment. (see individual sets for colour list).