Walnut Ink

Updated: Apr 7

This was my first attempt at making Walnut ink before I found out it is the green husks that make a better ink, so stay tuned for the 2020 Walnut ink making addition


So this is what I did.


  1. Soaked the shells in water, not distilled (though I read it should have been) for 48 hours.

  2. Cooked them for 24hour

  3. Strained and removed cooked shells

  4. Reduced liquid by 80%

  5. Strain through 4 layers of muslin

  6. Strain through coffee filter or something similar, I used a garden mesh that is used to shelter plants from frosts.

  7. Reduce by half again.

I have a project ready and waiting for it ... Can't wait!



#diy #walnutink #homemade #artsupplies #mixedmedia


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