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I've added some very fine mica to my pilot ink cartidges and they turned out very well. They're very easy to see in my Pilot Parallels.

I used a different kind of mica in the red ink that had larger particles- it made it not so much a shimmer but gave an occasional sparkle which I still thought was nice.

The bottom ink I decided to use Noodler's black in a China cheapie with a different kind of gold but also a smaller amount.


I'm excited to try more! I think I might add some more to the red and the Noodler's.






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50 minutes ago, scripturess said:

I've added some very fine mica to my pilot ink cartidges and they turned out very well.



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1 hour ago, Sailor Kenshin said:

I used to formulate mine with eye shadow.  🤣

That's a great idea- I wonder if there's holographic eyeshadow or something!
How'd it work out for you?

1 hour ago, txomsy said:


It's a lot of fun!

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1 minute ago, Sailor Kenshin said:



My Dollar Tree eyeshadow worked out exactly as well as the expensive artist pigment I later bought.  

Lol that's amazing. I'm definitely going to do some testing!

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I have been wondering about DIY shimmer for some time, as I have an indecent amount of Jacquard Pearl-Ex powder. What kind of mica powder did you use, exactly, @scripturess? And do you remember how much you added to a certain amount of ink?

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