Feedback Friday #4 with Biohue Inks - Shared screen with speaker view
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that’s awesome. I missed that one
Let me know if you have questions for Judi!
Will you go into charcoal further?
Is there a rule of thumb, what plants can be dried and which plant’s pigment don’t really survive the drying process and should be used fresh? Thanks
What are some of the most lightfast plant pigments that have vibrant colors?
on it :)
Yes perfect thanks
What was the mushroom Judi mentioned?
Pisolithus is the mushroom innk
When I was using madder the ink kept changing to to black. Is there a way to stabilize that. I figured it was a paper ph issue
Yes - “acid-free” means “alkaline”. Maybe an acid wash on the paper first?
i still had the issue with acid free. Not as bad but still shifted
I see your questions Heidi!
Milk is for mordant? And/or binder?
Can we use milk from the store?
Do you work on dry fabric? Does the temperature of the fabric matter?
What types of paper works best with your inks?
Nope. i added backing soda and it helped. I tried different brushes. And 4 kinds of paper. a friend said it might have to do with the binders in the paper. I’ll try to find that paper
Sounds good Heidi
Did Judi answer enough for you though?
natural ink beginner question here: for paper applications, what materials would you recommend for creating a good toolkit to get started and start to play?
what Kathy is saying sounds like what was happening to me
both i suppose...
but making really
Very interested in making my own ink
thanks my question was answered about paper :)
Ok Kesiana :)
Judi, what substitute would you recommend for thyme/ clove / peppermint oil as preservatives when using as ink on paper?
what does the thyme or clove make to the ink?
Could you talk a little bit about thickening the ink?
can u use other substances with them for effects like how you can use salt or alcohol with silk dyes to get special effects
See your questions Lisa and Carla!
was just using Judi’s indigo this morning! So beautiful.
Does Judi still sell them in cakes?
can you put link to site in this chat?
you got it sister!
can u give the author of the natural colourants book?
maybe list the books we discussed today would be great too
hoping Kathy is going to see this and answer
putting together a list for you all post Zoom for resources
Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments by Jo Kirby, Maarten van Bommel and Andre Verhecken
To have the thickening will that help on light fastening?
Laura Berkowitz Gilbert
I’m surrounded by so much beautiful forsythia - can that be turned into an ink?
any other questions??
I see all of you looking so studious!
What is that beautiful coralish color behind Judi!
Can you talk about your use of beeswax or soy wax with your paints? When you use them and what you achieve with wax additions?
Is it the chestnut bark or nut you mean? and which species of chestnut exactly? I have not succeded with the nut myslef (no color almost).
I have a question about the milk. Can it be store bought milk? Ive read once it needs to be straight from the farmer ;)
Wooow! thank you!
If you protect the art with uv glass does that help?
LINDA Magdalena Jonsson
can I buy any of those ink colors in Europe?
I can confirm that the husk contains so much tannin that it stains your fingers immediately
what Sasha book is that?
how do u spell Graham’s last name?
thank you so much!
Thank you Judi!!! And Kathy and Amy
Thank you so much for this!
Thank you all - this was wonderful!
thank you !!!
Thank you! Lovely session!
Penny Van Kirk
Thank you so much!
Thanks a LOT!
Do you post the recordings?
Thank you So much!