Olive Green Botanical Ink
Olive Green Natural dye Ink I developed in the attempt to get a green ink not based on blue. The colour it produces varies depending onto what it is painted sometimes looking a deep olive colour ond others time brown, so it needs to be experimented with. Because of the nature of the recipe it makes a superb fabric paint and has an excellent lightfastness of 1.
All inks now come with aluminium cap and with the dropper separate. After using the ink, wash the dropper in clean water and replace cap on bottle. This prevents the dropper blocking up.
Lightfastness is measured by placing painted samples in a southwest facing skylight for one month and are graded as follows:
- No fading – lightfastness of 1
- Slight fading – lightfastness of 2
- Loss of colour – lightfastness of 3
Did you know that most of the natural dye inks can be used as fabric paints ? Simply paint with them onto a clean scoured prepared fabric such as cotton or silk. Either allow to air set over 6 weeks or steam well wrapped in or in several layers of greaseproof paper from 20-30 minutes depending on weight of fabric.
|Dimensions||15 x 9 x 9 cm|