Sunday, October 5, 2008

"Gold" ink

Done with walnut ink and PearlEx gold powder.


Kim from Hiraeth said...

Gasp! That is stunning! Absolutely stunning!

Do you make your own walnut ink? I've never heard of PearlEx gold powder (I have so much to learn!)

Dave Ogden said...

Thanks Kim!
No, I don't make my own ink, in fact this is actually a faux-walnut.

PearlEx, like most calligraphy supplies, can be found at or

try2bAsunbeam said...

Beautiful work, as always! I wonder how the gold powder works. Do you write witht he ink adn then sprinkle the powder on it so it coats it and dries that way? It's so pretty. I tried to do gold leafing, if that's what it's called and made a mess of my paper and myslef!! Us newbies...*giggles*


Dave Ogden said...

PearlEx powder is a very fine powder that you add to a liquid medium. I add mine to faux walnut ink.
There are many pearlex colors, in fact I saw a pack of them at Michael's craft store yesterday.
You just need to keep it stirred up.