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InkShift – Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite 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. 
 
A colleague of mine is entering retirement shortly, and I wanted to present her with a personalized greeting card for this occasion. For this, I am on the look-out for a moss-green style colour. And to make it even more personal, I decided to mix my own. So I turned to my ink-stash looking for some blue and yellow inks. I had a hunch that the blue-black Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite would mix well with Golden Beryl to create a fairly dark green. Well, 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 nice moss-green colours appear. Up to the 1:2 Tanzanite:GoldenBeryl mix there is still too much blue in the mix (not immediately obvious from the scan, but absolutely noticeable to the naked eye).  The mixes with 1 part Tanzanite and 2.5/3/4 parts Golden Beryl are more or less alike. I decided to go with the 1:2.5 mix which looks like a nice moss-green colour. This mix is not too dark a green, and has good contrast between the light and darker parts, which translates to an aesthetically pleasing soft shading. And it doesn’t use up too much of the Golden Beryl, which is a useless ink on its own, but a great one for mixing.

 

 

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Above, you can see the progression of the chromas from Tanzanite on the left to Golden Beryl on the right (2:1, 1:1 and 1:2 mixes between the original inks) . It’s quite clear that Tanzanite dominates the spectrum.

 

 

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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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Interesting.  I like Tanzanite a lot.  Have a sample of Golden Beryl, but haven't tried it.

Do the mixes still have some of the shimmer particles from Golden Beryl?  Or did you sift those out ahead of time?  

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

 

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7 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

Do the mixes still have some of the shimmer particles from Golden Beryl? 

I did the mix without the shimmer (didn’t stir the bottle of Golden Beryl when I drew ink from it). But it would be interesting to see whether the golden shimmer particles work well with the green mix. I might give it a try.

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On 7/25/2023 at 8:29 AM, namrehsnoom said:

I did the mix without the shimmer (didn’t stir the bottle of Golden Beryl when I drew ink from it). But it would be interesting to see whether the golden shimmer particles work well with the green mix. I might give it a try.

 

I’ve made a mix with the shimmer particles of Golden Beryl included. The gold shimmer works nicely together with the moss green colour. And the reaction with bleach looks good too. The added glimmer should work well for greeting cards, although I won’t use it for general writing. 

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Thanks for doing that.  The gold shimmer particles do look good against that green mix.

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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What a great InkShift, @namrehsnoom:thumbup: The mixtures looks good with and without shimmer particles.

Recently, I started to put big initial letters in front of paragraphs at handwritten letters. It turned out that such initials look quite nice with shimmer inks, be it a contrasting or be it the same base colour. Aside from ornaments, this may be the best use for shimmer inks. :)

 

Looking forward to your next InkShift experiment. 😋

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Great work!

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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