I know it's 2 am here in the morning-but since I couldn't sleep, perfect time to finish up making the avocado ink. Also Larry needs the kitchen sink for turkey early morning to rinse off the brine and spices and get it in the smoker.
I am very very pleased with the results of this ink. I did just warm it up a bit before straining.
After all strained, I added 1/2 teaspoon of gum arabic, 5 drops of wintergreen essential oil-stirred and poured into the bottles with one whole clove per bottle I have read pros and cons of storing botanical inks in the frig so choosing to store in a cool area in a box away from light in the closet in my craft room.
I ordered a case of 24 of these 4 ounce bottles and got them in this week. I wanted screw cap lids and wanted 4 ounce jars as I think I will be ending up with around a cup or a bit less of ink for each recipe. These will be nice to work with and won't tip over.
Of course I Had to try the ink to see the color-I am very happy with the end results
The color is beautiful ! It will be lovely for your calligraphy.ReplyDelete
thank you Aggie, I was really happy with the color tooDelete
How fabulous Kathy!! And your pen is beautiful! I cannot wait to see what you do with all your goodies! Hubs is off to play golf with his buddies and i have the day to myself.. What trouble can i get into...lol Hugs! debReplyDelete
You'll be getting a slow mail letter one day with this ink-smiles can also be used like a watercolor paint too don't get into too much trouble-smilesDelete
I also love the ink color! Your pen is a beautiful treasure as well. Will you offer the ink for sale? The dried coffee filter has artistic possibilities! You are amazing being able to do this in the middle of the night!!!ReplyDelete
I know haha it was on my mind I think to see the results, so when I woke up I just finished making it. No not for sale just for fun-this can be used like watercolor paints too, and will use these botanical inks to write slow mail letters to friends. Yes I am remembering to rinse those out and dry for mixed media artDelete
I wouldn't have thought Avocado ink would be that color. It's beautiful!ReplyDelete
thank you am very happy with it. every thing I had read said the color would be a light peach to darkerDelete
Love your ink, great colour. Have fun writing with it, hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
thank you Valerie-this was fun to make, and I will enjoy writing with itDelete
Oh such a rich pretty red - I would not have thought avocado pits could produce such a lovely color. How exciting making your inks. They are truly special friend.ReplyDelete
thank you so much Debbie-I love the color surprise in the dye pot-now ink pot smilesDelete
Wow! ~ So creative ~ and first I have heard of avocado ink ~ you go girl! XoReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Very nice, the color has an elegant tone.ReplyDelete
thank you so much I am very pleased with my first attempt with this oneDelete
I did sneak a look on my phone this morning when we were out feeding but just now getting to comment. What a beautiful shade of red! I love it! Wow! Hilltop postDelete
Thank you Mary I am so happy with this ink too-turned out so prettyDelete
Oh, you, too? I hate when I am awake in those cold winter nights so much so I get up! Brrrr...
At least you did some magic before the turkey-preparations (ohhh, can I come over? I never had turkey!!!)
I am still fascinated by that pen (but, hell, no, I will not fall for it, I´d break it in a minute...)
The filter looks like it´s going into an art-project, too?
Yes if you lived close I would invite to the lake to try out some of this brined smoked turkey-anxious to see what it will taste like.Delete
I really enjoy writing with these pens-this is the one that just broke in half for no reason-did get a refund for it. Love the fine tip on this one and it is light weight too.
Yes saving these filters for journal pages this one dried really pretty
This is just fabulous, Kathy. I am so very impressed with the process and how your are really putting it all together. Have a very nice day.ReplyDelete
thank you so much-I was thrilled with the results and would make again when I need more of this ink-I like to write my slow mail letters with dip pen and inkDelete
It is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
thank you I really love this ink tooDelete
This turned out great. You got good color and coverage, too. I would use mine as a dye, but I am glad you got good color and coverage, too. I am glad you are using this as ink for your pens. Most impressive results, especially the coffee filter.ReplyDelete