Pearl Ex is a metallic/pearlescent, archival mica pigment.
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
12 x 3g jars of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment with the following colours:
654 Super Russet
655 Super Copper
656 Brilliant Gold
657 Sparkle Gold
664 Super Bronze
665 Sunset Gold
673 Interference Violet
674 Interference Gold
680 Duo Red-Blue