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I've Been Mixing Some Ig Inks: Essri+G10+Green+Sepia

iron gall mix mixing ig essri ink

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#1 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 02:14

Hi,

some of my favorite inks are iron gall. So I took some of these to see what happens when I mix them. :-)

The inks:
ESSRI, blue-black IG
Gutenberg G10 Urkundentinte "Schwarz" black IG
Platinum Classic Forest Black, green IG
Platinum Classic Sepia Black, brown IG

1. I wanted to make Forest Black darker and less yellowish:
My favorite: 75% Forest / 25% ESSRI (darker but not a cold green)

EG_01.jpg

2.: Forest Black mixed with G10:
Favorite: 67% Forest / 33% G10 (a "Moddergrün" = murky green, like Diamine Safari but darker)

EG_02.jpg

3.: Forest Black with G10 and ESSRI:
Favorite: 40% Forest / 40% G10 / 20% ESSRI (subtle gray-green)

EG_03.jpg

 

4.: G10 mixed with ESSRI to remove the aubergine tint:
Favorite: 75% G10 / 25% ESSRI

EG_04.jpg

5.: Sepia Black and ESSRI:
Favorite: 50% Sepia Black / 50% ESSRI (nice dark gray-black)

EG_05.jpg


Nib used: Swan B-stub; paper: Clairefontaine 90g/m3
Photos were taken 10 days after writing.
No mixture developed a sediment in these ten days.

Best
Jens


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#2 Edo98

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:22

Hi 

Thanks for sharing the photos of your mixes look great, I have never used iron gall inks but they look quite interesting. :)



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 21:12

Hi 

Thanks for sharing the photos of your mixes look great, I have never used iron gall inks but they look quite interesting. :)

 

Thank you Edo98,

 

... and a little update: After 3 weeks in a bottle the G10+ESSRI mix gave some blue deposit.

The other test samples are unchanged.

 

Ciao

Jens


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