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To: TigersEye
I'm making/have oak gall and iron ink. I haven't make egg tempura from scratch yet.

It does tie into the whole food thing for me. Everyone knows that eggs or milk left in a dish turn into epoxy that can't be removed.

I learned that in a skullery job.

I'm not quite there yet.

/johnny

113 posted on 05/04/2012 10:05:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I thought I would enjoy making paints from dry pigments and fresh materials but I stopped doing art before I got there.

I guess a real purist has to raise their own chickens and milk their own cow. /s lol

120 posted on 05/04/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Be careful with oak gall ink; it can be so acid that it’ll burn holes through paper. That was a common problem back when scribes used it on vellum (made from sheep skins) and that vellum it much thicker than paper. (I’m a calligrapher and Art Historian.)


157 posted on 05/05/2012 12:37:59 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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