Popular for pointed pen work. 1oz glass dropper bottle.
Acrylic. Waterproof when dry. #54K 18 Carat Gold was one of the most popular golds in a poll taken by Cyberscribes. Recommended by Mike Kecseg & others for pointed pen work.
I139. Pearl Ex Pigments I139. Pearl Ex Pigment Powder (3 grams)
This versatile powder mixes into ink with the addition of water and gum arabic. Or you can add directly to ink to give that ink pearlescence and shine. Pearl Ex creates a metallic effect without being a real metal- it will never tarnish or fade.The different particle sizes produce different effects, from a smooth pearly luster, to a highly metallic sheen.
To make a Pearl Ex ink for calligraphy:
Mix 4 parts of pigment with one part gum Arabic (liquid or powder) in a container, add distilled water slowly as you stir until you get the consistency of ink you like.
Exact measurement Recipe
1 teaspoon Pearl Ex pigment
¼ teaspoon gum Arabic (liquid or powder)
1 teaspoon distilled water
Thinner consistency Pearl Ex ink will lie flatter on the paper when dry; a thicker consistency ink (try ½ teaspoon of water) will stand up a bit on the paper when dry, creating a raised effect. Recipe courtesy of Joi Hunt of Bien Fait Calligraphy.>
See also I139-S for the Pearl Ex Calligraphy Set of nine 3-gram jars of color good for making ink and three 3-gram jars of powdered gum arabic.
The Fudebiyori Metallic Brush Marker is a water-based pigment, photo-safe, acid-free, light-fast, odorless and xylene-free marker from ZIG/Kuretake. The brush tip is durable and flexible to allow for bold lines.
S968. Finetec 12 Color Pearl Set S968. Finetec 12 Color Pearl Set
Made of mica and corrosion-protected metallic pigments with a gum arabic binder. Can be mixed or overpainted. Lightfast and non-toxic. Mix water into the color with a brush and use the brush to load your pen. 12 pans, 7/8inch dia.. Silver Pearl, Fine Gold, Shining Pink, Red, Fine Lilac, Red-Violet, Blue Pearl, Blue Silver, Green Pearl, Blue-Green, Bronze, and Red-Brown.
This set replaces the manufacturer's S768 Fintec 12 Color Metallic Set. Click below to compare the colors.
Brilliant colors and especially fine consistency. Developed especially for calligraphers. Michael Sull highly recommends this hard-to-find gouache from Germany. He is particularly fond of the Gold Pearl and the Red Pearl.
I16. Iridescent Calligraphy Ink Dr. Ph. Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy Colors
These are great. These colors flow out of a broad edge pen like ink. 1oz glass bottles with dropper top. Colors can be mixed. Truly waterproof when dry. The manufacturer says they are lightfast. Copperplate Gold is the most popular color (Copperplate Gold is listed here as "Gold").
Use rubbing alcohol to thin for better flow in your pens.