Pearl Ex Series Set 2

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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.

Example Recipe:
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

12 x 3g jars of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment with the following colours:

658 Aztec Gold

661 antiquecopper
661 Antique Copper

662 antiquesliver
662 Antique Silver

693 duo violetbrass_light-drk
693 Duo Violet-Brass

683 brightyellow
683 Bright Yellow

684 flamingopink
684 Flamingo Pink

685 springgreen
685 Spring Green

686 turquoise
686 Turquoise

687 trueblue
687 True Blue

688 mistylavendar
688 Misty Lavender

689 bluerusset
689 Blue Russet

691 Solar Gold