Since antiquity, people have made inks from natural pigments found in plants and minerals. The basic process of suspending pigment in a liquid is still the same today and can be easily replicated at home. Several recipes are listed below. All inks can stain, so care should be taken not to drip ink on your clothes.Continue Reading
Combine one egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of gum arabic, 1/2 cup of honey and mix well. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of soot. Thin to the desired consistency by adding a small amount of water.
Begin with 1/2 cup of either fresh or thawed frozen berries. Push the berries through a strainer to remove the pulp. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to the juice to make the color last longer and 1/2 teaspoon of salt as a preservative. Mix thoroughly.
Crush the shells of 12 walnuts with a hammer. Pour crushed shells into a saucepan and cover with water. Let them simmer for 30 minutes, then remove from the heat and let sit overnight. Strain the shells and add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the liquid to preserve the color.
Popular "Close to My Heart" scrapbook supplies include variously-sized papers in different colors and designs, thousands of small embellishments, stamp ink in over 60 colors and personal cutters for creating custom shapes. Coordinating ribbons, colored markers and a software program for creating digital albums are also popular. The "My Reflections" scrapbook products line, which includes various styles and colors of stickers, die-cuts, trim and paper, is one of Close to My Heart's most popular scrapbook product lines.Full Answer >
Etch brass by stamping or drawing a design with oil-based ink on the brass and setting the brass in the ferric chloride or etching solution for up to two hours. For the project, collect etching solution, a piece of brass, an oil-based black marker, a piece of plastic and a plastic container. Wear protective gloves, goggles and a face mask as well.Full Answer >
To make ink with nuts, shell walnuts and boil walnut hulls, or boil acorns. Add vinegar to the walnut solution and sifted ash to the acorn solution. Mix in plant dyes or chemicals for color.Full Answer >
One way to create print art with your face is to use a variation of Gyotaku, a traditional Japanese printing technique using water-based ink. Clean your face with mild soap and vinegar, and then paint your artwork on one cheek, and press a sheet of paper gently against it. Remove carefully to make your print.Full Answer >