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How to make real ink?

In order to make the ink, you need to collect from an underside of oak leaves yellow "nuts" and putting them in a metal jar, fill it with water. After some time, add a solution of iron sulphate. It may take a few hours - and ink ready.

"Nuts" with oak leaf (leaf galls)

Great ink work of planed oak bark. It is boiled in water (about 15-20 minutes). When the liquid becomes dark brown color, it is filtered and pour the solution of iron sulphate (so the ink was black) or chloride, iron (ink will turn dark blue).

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Where were invented ink?


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