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Using 1670/shimmering Inks With Dip Pens


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I've been playing with a dip pen to do some ornamental writing. Since there were some mixed feelings about putting the sparkle inks into FPs I decided to use my dip pen. While it wrote fine with the 1670 trying to keep the ink shaken so the metallic dust doesn't settle seems all but impossible. The result was lovely shading but not shimmer.

 

Has anyone found a good way to keep the shimmer while using a dip pen?

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Perhaps load the ink with a straw, which you can also use to stir it with?

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I hadn't considered a straw (stirs and can "grab" ink from the bottom). That is a great idea! Thanks!

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