Included in the Dyewoods Ink Set
Judi Pettite of Biohue created a series of inks using our dye extracts as part of our 10 year birthday celebration and collaboration. We love Judi’s work! Therefore we thought taking Botanical Colors’ most popular extracts and turning them into beautiful inks would be a perfect fit. We have bundled three of our most popular wood dyes to complete our Dyewoods Ink Set. Logwood Ink yields a lovely blue violet shade. Chestnut Ink yields yields light to mid range browns and has a natural sheen. Fustic Ink yields a lovely bronzy-gold shade. The inks come in a 1 ounce stoppered bottles.
Shake well before using. Use with dip pens and works best on paper. Its intended use is as a drawing medium or to combine with gum arabic to create your own watercolor.
More about Biohue
Judi started BioHue in 2006 after falling in love with colors she was getting from plants. Since that time, she has foraged, purchased or grown the materials for her art as mindfully as possible. Her inks and watercolors are made intentionally from the fewest ingredients possible. This minimalist approach also allows the personality of the plant to come through.
Judi says: “I love foraging and cultivating for my natural inks and paints; so if you’re looking to expand your palette, extracts may be the answer. I’ve developed a new line of inks in partnership with Botanical Colors and their extracts. The colors are lush and saturating. I keep the hues as true and clean as possible—never any synthetic preservatives. Therefore, I only use thyme or clove oil. The inks are water-based. I make them in small batches with care in Northern California.”
So expand your natural ink adventures! We recommend Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking by Jason Logan. In addition, we also recommend Botanical Inks: Plant-to-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects by Babs Behan.