Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:
I googled and you can buy refill bottles for fountain pen ink (not "pen refills" which are already in a plastic tube, but refill for fountain pen), but it doesn't list the ingredients in the ink.
Or is there a cheap way to make ink at home??? add blood-thinner to some chicken blood ? thanks!
Dan Boone wrote:There were a lot of ink recipes back when "pen" meant an angle-cut goose quill, because everybody made their own ink. By the time fountain pen technology came along, though, inks needed to be somewhat standardized to flow properly from the pens, not leak, and not dry up inside the pen. The lesson I take from this is that if you want to experiment with ink recipes, use a quill pen at first. Once you've got a recipe that works well with a quill, then you can try to figure out what it would take to make it work in a fountain pen. That way, initial disasters will be much cheaper, or at least much less hassle.
Vera Stewart wrote: J Herbin inks have a great reputation, and the company advertises that the use "all natural dyes" but I have no personal experience with them yet.
Robert Ray wrote:This could turn into an interesting thread on creative re-use.
Chelle Lewis wrote:Coconut shells.....