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Pearl Ex Series 1, 2 and 3 plus Gum Arabic and Varnish

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Original price £115.00
Original price £115.00 - Original price £115.00
Original price £115.00
Current price £39.95
£39.95 - £39.95
Current price £39.95
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 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
Each set contains 12 x 3g jars of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment. (see individual sets for colour list).