I made my own ink last week…and this is what it can do…

“Inky Girl” – © Mandy van Goeije, 2015, ink on watercolour paper

I l♥ve working with my homemade ink. I know that gall ink is not archival. I have seen and held in my hands medieval books that had pages in which the letters had dissolved the parchment and turned them into filligree pages. In a way a loss of content, but on the other hand it was irresistibly beautiful and perfect in its imperfection. Wabi sabi. I’m not going to live long enough to see what the ink will do to this watercolour paper, but I think it will wither beautifully…