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Offline Inky Agnes

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Matte Silver Ink
« on: April 07, 2016, 09:25:53 PM »
Anointed Flourish Forum Folk!  I need help.  I need a matte silver ink or gouache for addressing (no smudging).  I want a non-glittery or sparkly silver and am not sure what to use or how to make one!

The style of the calligraphy is copperplate, so paint markers won't work either.

Thanks for your help!

-Inky Agnes

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 11:56:52 AM »
Hi Inky Agnes! 

Non sparkly silver would be a grey color?  We sell Spectralite in 6 shades of grey: 
Ink:http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/s?keyword=I27

Color chart: http://cdn.johnnealbooks.com/images/I27b.jpg

Cheers, Michael

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 01:19:42 PM »
Roberson's Liquid Metal is well regarded (pewter might suit your purposes best), as is Talens Extra Fine Metallic gouache.  I wouldn't expect much of a shine from either option, but you might want to have a look at Schminke Trocol bronzing powder too, specifically the aluminium version.

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 01:56:53 PM »
Andy, do you mean the Schmincke Tricol bronzing powder that's silver, but comes out looking exactly like aluminium?!

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 04:12:06 PM »
Erm ... they do silver and aluminium versions.  I was guessing that the latter would be closer to what's required.

Schminke say that if you mix them immediately before use they are bright and shiny, which suggests that if you leave them to stand for a while ...

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 05:18:51 PM »
I used it immediately... it was so disaoppointing because the gold is really good. I might try it again, just to check  :)

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 08:04:54 PM »
We found the aluminum to be horrible and pulled remaining bottles from the shelf.  All of the other colors of Schmincke Trocol powder are great, but the aluminum was disappointing.

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 07:28:00 PM »
John Neal,

I need a light grey with a sheen,  Is that the spectralite? or would i have to add some kind of shimmer to the matte grey spectralite? I can't tell from the image you linked to.

Thank you though!

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 08:00:17 PM »
Hi Agnes,
The grey Spectralite will dry matte.  You could add an iridescent medium but that would also add a bit of sparkle.  Perhaps you could add some gloss watercolor medium to give it a shine, but adding anything will dilute the color a bit.
Not sure that I have helped much.  Sorry for that 😀
Cheers,
Michael

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Re: Matte Silver Ink
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 04:14:17 AM »
Hi Agnes,
have you ever tried with silver gouache by talens?
I really love it!
http://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/2886/79