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Inkshift - Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin To Aventurine


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InkShift - Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin to Aventurine
Just for the fun of it, I decided to do a project exploring what happens when you move progressively from one ink colour to another. For now, I'm restricting myself to inks from the same manufacturer - mainly to avoid nasty chemical surprises. My hope is that some of these "inkshifts" result in interesting colours that I can use to write/draw with. And besides... it's just fun to watch one ink colour morph into another one.
Mandarin (orange) and Aventurine (green) are regular Edelstein inks. Nice inks, but not really exciting. I decided to explore the territory in between to find out if something interesting turns up. As always, I start with 1:1 and 1:2 mixes to see what areas to explore. In this case, Aventurine clearly is the dominating ink, so I decided to zoom in more on the Mandarin side of the spectrum.
In the span between these two inks, there are some interesting colours to be found. My personal favourites are:
  • 15 parts Mandarin / 1 part Aventurine : a nice sepia type colour
  • 3 parts Mandarin / 1 part Aventurine : an appealing moss green

I really enjoy these morphing experiments. You never know what surprises will turn up, and the resulting colours are often a lot more interesting than the standard ink colours you start with.

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That Aventurine's a real bully! ;) I think I like the murk in the middle: 10, 7.5, and 5 parts Mandarin. If you decide to make a bunch of one, you could call it Mandurine. :D


Thanks for sharing - these are fun!

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  • 2 weeks later...

These are really fun! I like Aventurine, but Liz is right, it is overwhelming.

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Oh nice! That 1-to-1 mix is perfect!
I always found Aventurine to be too bright, though I love the Dryness of the ink.
I always have to mix it with something to darken the tone and calm it down...lol.

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