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InkShift - Pelikan Edelstein Apatite to Golden Beryl


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InkShift – Pelikan Edelstein Apatite to Golden Beryl
 
Just for the fun of it, I occasionally resume my project exploring what happens when you move progressively from one ink colour to another. 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. 
 
Pelikan Edelstein Apatite (review coming shortly) is the new Ink of the Year 2022. I knew it wasn’t my type of colour, but I collect these Edelstein inks, and so didn’t want to miss this one. Apatite is a really bright and in-your-face blue… a full page of it really is just too much for me. I got the feeling though that it might be a nice base colour for some ink mixes. So I resurfaced Edelstein Golden Beryl – a golden yellow that works well with wet & broad nibs, but not so well with my usual F and M pens. Could there be some nice looking greens in there? Who knows… only one way to find out, and that is to do the inkshift experiment.

 

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In the span between the two starting inks some interesting greens appear, that certainly cater more to my taste than the bright blue Apatite original. The 1:1 mix results in a fresh spring green that looks quite nice. And the 1:2 and 1:3 mixes of Apatite with Golden Beryl are more of a delicate lemon grass green. Overall, a few very appealing greens in the mix.

 

 

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Above, you can see the progression of the chromas from Apatite on the left to Golden Beryl on the right (with the 2:1, 1:1 and 1:2 mixes in between). From these, you can already see that none of these mixes show any water resistance. It’s also clear that the mixes with a stronger presence of the yellow ink show a bit more complexity.

 

 

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I continue to enjoy these ink morphing experiments. Fun adventures in ink-land, and more often than not you are rewarded with a mix that beats the original inks. Fun guaranteed!
 

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On 7/22/2022 at 12:02 PM, namrehsnoom said:

Pelikan Edelstein Apatite (review coming shortly) is the new Ink of the Year 2022. I knew it wasn’t my type of colour, but I collect these Edelstein inks, and so didn’t want to miss this one.

Collectors fate! ;)

I love your ink shifts and admire the effort you put into them. 👍

In this case you elevated the usefulness of two Edelstein inks! ;) Well done! 

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Very nice. I think 1:3 and 1:5 are much nicer than either of the constituent inks.

To hold a pen is to be at war. - Voltaire
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Thank you (again) for doing these mix samples.  They're always very interesting.

I'm sort of with Ted A on the mixes vs. the raw colors, but my preference is the 2:1 and 1:2 ratios, I think.

I do have a question, namrehsnoom.  Were the mixes done with or without the shimmer particles in Golden Beryl?  (It's a bit hard to tell on my screen.)

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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3 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

I do have a question, namrehsnoom.  Were the mixes done with or without the shimmer particles in Golden Beryl?  (It's a bit hard to tell on my screen.)

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

I did the mixes without the Golden Beryl shimmer particles.

 

And my personal preference is 1 part Apatite, 2 parts Golden Beryl. I just inked a full pen with this mix, and it is simply gorgeous! I will do a full ink mix review of this one in the near future.

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Thank you for the comparison.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see 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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Cool project. And it required patience I’m betting. 

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