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Inkshift - Pelikan Edelstein Jade To Onyx


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InkShift – Pelikan Edelstein Jade to Onyx


Pelikan Edelstein Jade is one of the few inks that I really hate – I simply cannot stomach its colour. So time to get creative and try to salvage my bottle. The Platinum Classic Black series gave me the idea to darken up the ink by adding some black. So I set out to try different ratios of two Edelstein inks: Jade and Onyx, shifting from one to the other.


Below is a set of progressive mixes I used while looking for an interesting combination. Works great, and this is a technique I will surely use more often in the future.



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I liked the 1:1 and 2:1 Jade/Onyx mixes most, and finally added a final one in between with a ratio of 3 parts Jade and 2 parts Onyx. That became my favourite – a dirty dark blue-green - and I have named it “Murky Waters”. I will do a more comprehensive test of it in the coming days, which I will post here on this forum.


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Excellent idea! I'll have to try something like this with my bottle of Edelstein Aventurine which I find a bit underwhelming.

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Thanks for sharing. I like the 3:1.

 

Black inks are great in this situation. I have used Pelikan 4001 black to darken and tame some brighter Diamine shimmer inks. The results have been good.

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1:1and 1.5:1 are my favorites! I also can’t stand inks like Jade in its original form. Aquamarine, however, is so dreamy.

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nice mix, I like the darker shades, much better than the original Jade.

Edelstein inks mix very well, I have attempted different mixes, also 3 colours...

My dislike was for aquamarine...too green!

I've mixed it in various proportions with Sapphire, to get from blue green up to a neutral blue.

I've also used small quantities of Tanzanite to get darker shades.

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Beautiful! The 1:1 looks amazingly similar to Iroshizuku Hoteison, which I love. Congrats on turning an ink you dislike into a lovely mix!

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So, how long did these take you to do?

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What paper.?????...if my Jade shaded that well, I'd be using it...as is.

What flex nib and width?

 

In I enough murky greens I think I'll try 1-10 with 4001 brilliant black....In I've had that bottle for 12 years so had no need to buy Onyx.

Will be the third ink mix I try after perking up MB Yellow and then the  MB Orange..

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RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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On 7/9/2021 at 12:55 PM, Bo Bo Olson said:

What paper.?????...if my Jade shaded that well, I'd be using it...as is.

What flex nib and width?

Nothing special… just a Lamy Safari with M-nib on Rhodia No 16 paper. A dry pen like the Safari often shades where wetter pens don’t.

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I do have Rhodia 90g, and Clare.  Triomphe and one old but better paper. New to me since I got Jade. So thanks,

I'll have to look for dry pens all my many Pelikans and or semi-flex pens , are too wet.

 

I have a 1990 Lamy Persona that PB ground to CI for me....

I'll try that as soon as I empty a pen. Trying to stay at 7-8 pens inked max, so I can us more ink.

 

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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