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Ink and Paint        Markers and Pens

I27. Dr. Martin's Spectralite Ink
Dr. Martin's Spectralite Liquid Acrylic Color

***Dr. Martin's discontinued the original Spectralite Acrylic, which included 8 metallic colors. Most of those metallic colors can be found in item I16 Dr. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Ink. The original Spectralite is being replaced by the new Private Collection which is packaged in glass dropper bottles.

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.

Colors available:
#54K 18 Carat Gold

I really like Dr. Ph Martins Spectralite 54K Gold for pointed pen scripts. Jenny Muffler, Rockville, MD, 30 Oct 2013

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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.

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on Black Paper

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on White Paper

Choose Color:
Super Copper
Brilliant Gold
Duo Red/Blue
Shimmer Violet
Pink Gold
Grey Lavender
Aztec Gold
Antique Silver
Super Bronze
Solar Gold
True Blue
Super Russet
Pearl White
Rose Gold
Sunset Gold
Sky Blue
Salmon Pink
Red Russet
Misty Lavender
Blue Russett
Apple Green

To make a Pearl Ex ink for calligraphy:
Basic Recipe
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.

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M118. Zig Fudebiyori Metallic Brush Markers
M118. Zig Fudebiyori Metallic Brush Markers

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.

Choose Color: Black, Blue, Copper, Gold, Green, Light Green, Red, Silver, and Violet.

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S1010. Finetec Rainbow Palette
S1010. Finetec Rainbow Palette

Finetec is loved by calligraphers and artists for its smooth texture and bright sparkles. This palette brings together the bright colors of the rainbow.

6 colors (pans) in a plastic box. Each color is labeled.
Colors included:
Red, Golden Orange, Bronze, Moss Green, Midnight Blue and Deep Purple.

Other Finetec Palettes:
S741. 5 Golds + Silver
S968: 12 colors (smaller pans)
S1009. Stormy Night
S1011. Under the Sea
S1012. Sunrise
S1014. Pastel Garden
S890. Gold Replacement Pans
S1000. Colors Replacement Pans

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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.

Compare S768 and S968.

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I56. W&N Gold Drawing Ink
Winsor & Newton Gold Ink

Both Mike Kecseg and Valerie Weilmunster recommended this gold for decorating letters at their classes at IAMPETH. 1oz glass bottle.

Not suitable for use by children.

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SG870. Schmincke Gouache: Gold Pearl
14 karat gold color, yellow gold color.

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.

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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.

I16-S12. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy Colors Set of 12, Set 1 color chart

I16-S12M. Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors Set of 12 Metallic Colors, Set 2 color chart

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S1026. Kuretake Gold Mica Paste
S1026. Kuretake Gold Mica Paste.

This shimmering golden paste has the same mica base as the Kuretake Gold Mica ink. The paste is water-resistant when dry, and can be applied pure or diluted with water. It also ideal for mixing with other watercolor paints, like the Gansai Tambi by Kuretake.

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