I boiled a load of beetroots the other day and kept the juice in jars.
A casual question from assistant Brook Valentine got me thinking. A bit later I dipped my pens in it to see what would happen. Would it stay as neon pink as it was when it spilled all over my kitchen surface and hands? Would it stain the paper the same way it stained my top?
I drew a spontaneous beetroot and set it to dry for a few days. I forgot to photograph it when it was fresh, but the ink looked like this:
Four days later, it’s faded to practically grey in places, which I quite like:
And looks for all the world like I’ve scanned it and taken the saturation down to about 25%:
Anyway. I just thought I’d experiment. It’s in a fountain pen at the moment, and it seems to flow through it OK, though I’m not sure the manufacturer nor hordes of pen geeks would approve.
See full post here: Inkymole2013-07-12.