Pearl Ex Series Set 3

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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:

640 carbonblack
640 Carbon Black

641 pumpkorange
641 Pumpkin Orange

642 salmonpink
642 Salmon Pink

643 pinkgold
643 Pink Gold

644 reflexviolet
644 Reflex Violet

645 greylavendar
645 Grey Lavender

646 mink
646 Mink

647 skyblue

647 Sky Blue

651 Pearl White

660 antiquebronze
660 Antique Bronze

665 sunsetgold
665 Sunset Gold

681 duo bluegreen_light-drk
681 Duo Blue-Green