“What are you cooking?” My boyfriend asked. “I’m making some berry inks, of course!” I answered.
Cooking the berries and the leaves to extract the colour for the inks. I’ve added a bit of vinegar to stabilize the colour, which might slow down the colour fading too.
Testing of inks and left over pulp on paper
Can’t find which berry this is. Anyone?
Dried brown plant of unknown name. Do you know it?
Here you can see how different the colours look compared to the testing on the image higher up. The blackberry changed much darker and the top line with elderberry darkened but kept its red accents. The yellow tea like stains are from on the right mixed leaves and on the left a random mix.
Mixed leaf selection
Now I need to use the inks, more about that soon, cheers!