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#61 ahayman

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 04:01

 

 

I haven't attempted it this way, but I'd say it was worth at try.  It's such a staining plant that I can't help but think you'll get decent results.

Thank you! I might just give it a try to see what happens.



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 04:47

OH, I must have posted this in the wrong spot, but I thought you'd find this interesting:

 

http://www.johnnealb...?keyword=walnut

 

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S450. Walnut Ink Crystals JAR 
S450. Walnut Crystals Jar

This item contains two 1 ounce jars, each with the appropiate amount of crystals. Simply fill it with warm water and mix. You have read- made walnut ink without the hassle of measuring! You can use the extra crystals from the second jar to make the ink darker. 
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#63 LWJ2

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 19:15

I don't see a problem, I do suggest you use about twice as much water as you expect to have for a final volume, and that you bring your mixture to a simmer, then reduce it. Filter it through a coffee filter, and expect to lose at least 1/3 of your volume. If you have a scale and a graduate, weigh in grams, use mililiters (cubic centimetres) for volume, that will give you an easy ratio.

 

Good luck!

 

 

I live in the high Mojave Desert and trust me when I say we have no walnut trees here. I'd love to make some of my own but I am having a hard time finding the walnuts + hulls on fleabay. I have, however, found walnut hull powder (from the Juglans Nigra variety). Does anyone know if it can be mixed with water to create an ink?



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 20:26

OH, I must have posted this in the wrong spot, but I thought you'd find this interesting:

 

http://www.johnnealb...?keyword=walnut

 

1710_1348_large.jpg

 

S450. Walnut Ink Crystals JAR 
S450. Walnut Crystals Jar

This item contains two 1 ounce jars, each with the appropiate amount of crystals. Simply fill it with warm water and mix. You have read- made walnut ink without the hassle of measuring! You can use the extra crystals from the second jar to make the ink darker. 
Non-waterproof.
 

 

I have bought and used this before.  If I remember right, it's not a true walnut ink.  It's from peat.  But it makes a nice colored ink for dip pens.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 00:07

OH, thank you for telling me. I figured if anyone would know, it would be you.


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