Black walnut ink, soon!
I had to locate a nearby tree so that I could try to make my own ink!
Sharyn Sowell (amazing artist) inspired me to make a batch when I saw her tutorial:
The walnut husks need to be pretty icky...
I've been waiting for mine to darken down~
(photo below was a few weeks ago when I gathered them from a country road)
I like the smell!
Be careful... they will stain what they touch~
Simmer... simmer... simmer...
The house smells mossy!
After a few hours the color is already beautiful!
Will keep simmering our ink~
I'll share more photographs when it has reduced down.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!