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Let's Call This "golden Oasis At Night"

shimmer custom ink recipe

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#1 Enkida


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 13:42

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:


Leuchtturm 1917:



Tomoe River (the heavier one. 62gsm?):



Left: Clairefontaine Triomphe 90gsm
Right: Oxford Optik 90gsm


Oxford Optik shimmer:


Clairefontaine shimmer:

Edited by Enkida, 02 September 2019 - 13:44.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 20:07

It would be interesting to see a side by side comparison with J Herbin Stormy Grey, which also has gold particles in it.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 20:21

wow! congrats on getting an ink you like, and thanks for sharing. The difference in shimmer showing on various paper is astonishing, very interesting.

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