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Let's Call This "golden Oasis At Night"



Enkida

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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:

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

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

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

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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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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