Not everyone has to go on this journey, but natural ink is something I need to explore more. This is why I started this journey and why I keep going: It all started with a little bowl of dirty water. I stood over the sink, knowing what I was doing was wrong. Knowing that many others were doing it too. I hadn’t researched it, hadn’t even thought about it. Where did all that icky paint water go? It was all filtered out, right? Surely someone takes care of that. Then I did a lit
It's not nearly as complicated or as time-consuming as people think, and I can show you how to try your own hand at making ink! I started with nothing more than a picture in my head, a pretty little dream, and a very inaccurate Martha Stewart article. It recommended you cook everything for at least an hour to get a “rich, deep color”. Don’t do that. It says to add salt and white vinegar. Don’t do that. And it says use foraged leaves, berries, or flowers. PLEASE don’t do that.