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Blue Ink Recipe

How to Make Prussian Blue Ink


This is a magnified view of blue ink on paper.

This is a magnified view of fountain pen blue ink on paper.

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You can prepare your own blue ink. This blue ink recipe is very easy and produces a beautiful blue ink for writing, drawing, or crafts.

Blue Ink Ingredients

  • Prussian Blue pigment (sold as a pigment or sometimes as laundry bluing)
  • water

Prepare Blue Ink

It's extremely easy! Mix the pigment into the water to achieve a rich blue ink.

Unless you happen to have a calligraphy pen, the easiest way to use these inks is with a homemade quill or a paintbrush.

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