Judi Pettite started BioHue 2006. Engaged by the promise of artist colors from natural pigments, she’s been on the alchemical journey ever since. Judi forages purchases or grows the materials for the art materials as mindfully and sustainably as possible. The inks and watercolors are made from the fewest ingredients possible allowing the beauty and personality of the source material to come through.
Judi created this ink from the bark of the ironwood eucalyptus tree in Pittsburg, California. The color is an orangey to reddish brown depending on kind of paper one uses. the dried ink has a sheen to it, especially when applied thickly.
To expand your natural ink adventures, we also recommend Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking by Jason Logan and Botanical Inks: Plant-to-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects by Babs Behan