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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.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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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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Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

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