Got an indigo lover in your life? Maybe the blue obsesses YOU? We put together an Indigo Ink Set for whoever deserves play time with the hue in the form of ink!
Included in the Indigo Ink Set
Indigo is our most popular dye. People often asks us how to make indigo ink. Judi Pettite of Biohue creates a wonderful indigo ink from home-grown Persicaria tinctoria. It yields shades from the lightest blue to nearly black. In addition to Biohue’s Indigo Ink, we are bundling Living Blue Indigo Ink and Stony Creek Indigo Ink. They are part of our 10 year birthday celebration and collaboration with Biohue.
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. Living Blue Indigo Ink yields a lovely blue color. USA grown Stony Creek Indigo yields a lovely gray-blue color. 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 watercolors.
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.