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Pen and Ink Drawing => Pen and Ink General Chat => Topic started by: Trace on November 17, 2019, 06:25:26 AM

Title: Beetroot Ink
Post by: Trace on November 17, 2019, 06:25:26 AM
This has probably been asked heaps before (if so sorry), but does anyone make their own ink?
I have made some Beetroot ink (see pink in practise sketch below) & was wondering if it fades on the paper over time? and if there's pros/cons to using your own vegetable brew ink. I'm keen to try onion skins, tumeric.
Title: Re: Beetroot Ink
Post by: nolan on November 17, 2019, 07:27:49 PM
that is a good question.

The way to test how quickly a colour fades is to paint it onto a surface, then cover half of it so it is lightfast. Then place the surface in direct sunlight.

You can check it after a week, month, year, etc.
Title: Re: Beetroot Ink
Post by: Bill76434 on November 17, 2019, 10:07:36 PM
  :gl:  with your experiments Tracey
Title: Re: Beetroot Ink
Post by: Cath on November 19, 2019, 09:51:17 AM
An interesting thread, Tracey.
 :idea:  It is something I might try doing with my crafts activity-group at a school.
Title: Re: Beetroot Ink
Post by: Trace on November 21, 2019, 10:51:27 PM
Sent you a PM Cath :)
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