Judi Pettite of Biohue created her Eucalyptus ink from the bark of the ironwood eucalyptus tree in Pittsburg, California. It creates an orangey to reddish brown. The color depends on the kind of paper one uses. The dried Eucalyptus ink has a sheen to it, especially when applied thickly.
Judi 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. This allows the beauty and personality of the source material to come through.
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