Here I will show you how to make inks with PearlEx. They are both my favorite metallic inks along with the Winsor and Newton inks.
Pearl Ex comes in many different colors and sizes. It is a super fine pigmented powder that comes in bottles like the below. In order to make this powder look like ink and be able to use it with calligraphy, we need to mix some products together. Think of it like a recipe.
Pearl Ex (I am using rose gold), Windsor and Newton Gum Arabic, water and an empty container.
With a tiny spoon add 3 teaspoons of Pearl Ex in an empty container.
Add 3 teaspoons of Gum Arabic to the container where you placed the Pearl Ex
Add water, about 4 teaspoons, to the container. Stir with a brush until there is no clumps.
Tada! There you have it! Ink ready to use. Keep in mind that you should stir your mix every 5 minutes or so. You will notice that if you don't, you will likely see the Pearl Ex sinking on the bottom.
You can make as much ink as you need, just double or triple the measurements provided!
I am happy to answer any questions so feel free to post them below!
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