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#81 Octo

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:15

Has anyone tried this with a Pilot Varsity?  Is the Varsity feed different enough that the Luster Dust particles wouldn't pass through?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:29

Add some Phenol to prevent the possible mold, and give it that vintage ink smell?


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:18

I doubt a Varsity would work as the feed is a wick.

 

Should be no need for phenol since modern inks presumably already have additives to prevent mold growth.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:29

Moden inks do have biocides, but you are introducing a new component. I look forward to seeing if you have any mold growth.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:53

BTW, in the next day or two, this thread will be moved to the Hard Hat forum.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:12

Let's hope the Hard Hat forum becomes visible before that - now it just seems as if all those threads have disappeared. Very distressing!


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 14:43

It's there now, just below Inky Recipes.

 

If there are no biocides in modern ink, why do they not grow mold?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 16:31

Yup, found it.


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 20:14

Yesterday I mixed bronze eye shadow powder into Noodler's GI Green, but unlike my MIA metallic pigment powders, an added element in the shadow powder seems to repel ink.

Nevertheless I loaded some into a no-name cart-filling pen and made some lines. The gold element does seem to be there, but you can see gritty flecks clinging to the walls of the cart.

This is the reason to have junk pens.

I don't know how I'll manage taking pics. All I have is this device with no close-up capability.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 21:23

I had not considered playing with eye shadow. Perhaps it is because I don't have any!  :P Does it smudge? I imagine it would.



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 22:25

Yesterday I mixed bronze eye shadow powder into Noodler's GI Green, but unlike my MIA metallic pigment powders, an added element in the shadow powder seems to repel ink.

Nevertheless I loaded some into a no-name cart-filling pen and made some lines. The gold element does seem to be there, but you can see gritty flecks clinging to the walls of the cart.

This is the reason to have junk pens.

I don't know how I'll manage taking pics. All I have is this device with no close-up capability.

I have had success holding a magnifying lens, eye loupe, etc. in front of my digital cameras to get extra closeup photos. Here is one I shot of a pen's nib I was selling on eBay. You have to be steady, helps to have the camera on a tripod so your are hands free. Using the self timer feature might help if you don't change position before the shutter closes. The lens has to be held with its axis parallel with the camera lens' axis. This was shot with an older Fuji pocket camera with 3x optical zoom and a hand held lens in front of the camera (on a tripod over a sheet of velum with an LED light underneath).

 

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 22:33

Yesterday I mixed bronze eye shadow powder into Noodler's GI Green, but unlike my MIA metallic pigment powders, an added element in the shadow powder seems to repel ink.
 

 

Is it a pressed powder? If so, it has coconut oil or other oil in it to make it stay compressed. 



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 23:04

Yesterday I mixed bronze eye shadow powder into Noodler's GI Green, but unlike my MIA metallic pigment powders, an added element in the shadow powder seems to repel ink.

Nevertheless I loaded some into a no-name cart-filling pen and made some lines. The gold element does seem to be there, but you can see gritty flecks clinging to the walls of the cart.

This is the reason to have junk pens.

I don't know how I'll manage taking pics. All I have is this device with no close-up capability.

 

 

Modern cosmetics have biocides.

 

Also expensive eyeshadows have crushed pearl or mother of pearl - or so I've been told by the nice people trying to convince me to buy.


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#94 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 23:37

Is it a pressed powder? If so, it has coconut oil or other oil in it to make it stay compressed.


No, loose, which was why I grabbed it. I also have shimmery watercolor cakes, but those are compressed. Though they might get recruited for yet another 'speriment.

Maybe if I can find a lens I can try those other tips.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 15:25

I tried the Wilton Shimmer Dust that I bought from my local Michaels.

http://www.wilton.co...9B3D5CAB5B536C6

 

 

It works great so far.

If any issues such as clogging/mold growth props up I'll report back.

 

I bought the Silver and Gold to start off.

If it works out I may go out and buy the Blue.

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:46

I just sent a little vial off to Sinistral1, I hope she does some testing.


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 02:43

The pressure is on now. This is getting tested in one of my Noodlers Ahabs, for sure!

Have you tried it yet, Amber?

Edited by Sinistral1, 07 December 2014 - 02:45.

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#98 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 03:32

Nope, I just enabled.


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 13:30

I tried the magnifying glass trick on my device, and it did work, but the photos do not show the bronze sparkle, though it's visible to the naked eye at an angle. I think I may not have added enough powder, or the grains may not be finely milled enough.

I fear I ditched my artist-grade metallic pigment powders, and I had a FULL range, gold, silver, copper, purple, bronze. I may buy one or two individual jars or go all-out on a new set. The bee's in my bonnet now. Stay tuned.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:34

I tried the magnifying glass trick on my device, and it did work, but the photos do not show the bronze sparkle, though it's visible to the naked eye at an angle. I think I may not have added enough powder, or the grains may not be finely milled enough.

I fear I ditched my artist-grade metallic pigment powders, and I had a FULL range, gold, silver, copper, purple, bronze. I may buy one or two individual jars or go all-out on a new set. The bee's in my bonnet now. Stay tuned.

I was afraid of that. Getting the right light angle while holding a lens aligned in front of the camera lens all at the same time would be tricky. I can easily see the gold shimmer in J. Herbin Rouge Hematite through my Goulet LED eye loupe, but that is because of the angle of the LEDs in it. The photo I showed in the previous post is pretty simple, just a silhouette, so the angle of light is not as complex. If I had something like the Goulet Loupe that had a high quality lens, that would be the best thing. But something like that probably costs $$$.

 

I know it can be done, there are good photos on Goulet Pens site of the shimmer in the J. Herbin Stormy Gray and the Rouge Hematite writings.


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