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Pearl Ex Series Set 3

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Original price £35.00
Original price £35.00 - Original price £35.00
Original price £35.00
Current price £20.00
£20.00 - £20.00
Current price £20.00
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 bienfaitcalligraphy.com

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

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

640 Carbon Black, 641 Pumpkin Orange, 642 Salmon Pink, 643 Pink Gold, 644 Reflex Violet, 645 Grey Lavender, 646 Mink, 647 Sky Blue, 651 Pearl White, 660 Antique Bronze, 665 Sunset Gold, 681 Duo Blue-Green.