Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Homemade Ink

1 old sock or thick plastic ziplock bag
12 walnut hauls
small sauce pan
1 C. water
small jar with lid
measuring spoons
1/4 teaspoon white vinegar

Place the shells into the sock or bag and close secruely. Lightly hammer the sock to break up the hauls. The more broken up theshells are the better. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the shells soak in the water overnight. (Quite a bit of it will have cooked away.)

Pour the brown ink you've just made into a small jar and add 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. The vinegar will keep the color from fading andthe ink from spoinling

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is a crazy thing