What do you do with shimmer inks that you don't like? Try to make them into shimmer inks that you do like...
I was aiming for a grey here, but I got a black instead. It's still nice. I haven't noticed anything funky settling on the bottom of my mixing jar in 24 hours, with the exception, obviously, of glitter particles.
2 parts Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire
1 part Diamine Golden Oasis
1 part Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Red
1 part Caran d'Ache Cosmic Black
I'm fairly sure you could replace any of these colours with a generic enough royal blue, bright orangy-red, and black ink and get very similar results to this. The green has to be Diamine for the gold particles, though.
Sparkle shows up just fine, most noticably on absorbant papers like Leuchtturm and Oxford. Does well on Clairefontaine. Looks very sparse on Tomoe River. Tested with a FPR Himalaya ultra flex nib (very wet writer). Images follow:
Tomoe River (the heavier one. 62gsm?):
Edited by Enkida, 02 September 2019 - 13:44.