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Just Being Curious: Tea And Ink

brown ink special dilution

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#1 Malice



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:43

Has anyone ever tried diluting brown ink with (very filtered) tea ?

Right now, I have my Waterman eyedropper filled up with J. Herbin Lie de Thé,
but because I thought the colour was a bit to saturated flowing from this very wet pen,
I diluted it.
With triple filtered English Breakfast tea.

I'm experimenting a bit, trying to get the colour just right.
But I'm wondering if someone else has tried this before.



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#2 mboschm


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:46

Tea is very rich in tannins, so theoretically a very concentrate tea would behave like ink. Add copperas and you get something like iron gall ink. I suspect that if you don't let the mixture a long time in the pen nothing will happen.

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