Monday, February 4, 2008

Strawberry Ink...


Here is G-man's picture of the "Red Coat" and the soldier. Done with a quill and strawberry ink.

You asked - I'll divulge.
My strawberry ink consisted of half a bag of frozen strawberries that I thawed in the microwave (following the instructions of thawing on the bag). Then I smushed them and pressed them into a strainer to keep the pulp out of the juice.

I collected the juice in a measuring cup and we dipped our feather quills right into the "ink".

It took awhile to dry. I was showing G's picture to The Professor last night - and the ink still smells like Strawberries....mmmmm....

Scratch and sniff - without the scratching!

We were going to make ink out of blueberries, but we had so much fun eating the blueberries that we, well, had nothing left to make into ink.

There you have it. My inky story.

9 comments:

Amy said...

Too cool!! I love the strawberry ink. We'll definitely try that one. Thanks for visiting my markerboard blog!

B&B said...

They have a bunch of other ones, too! Enjoy!!

TobyBo said...

now I am singing "Shimmery-inky-dinky-doo Shimmery-inky-doo" only of course like "Strawberry-inky-dinky-doo..." if they come and lock me up today, it's your fault. I always have wanted to learn some basket weaving.

Regina said...

Very cool, how creative!!

Our Peculiar Life said...

OH MY GOODNESS That is an awesome pic! Tell gman I am so proud!

Halfmoon Girl said...

That really is a fabulous picture!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing both coll picture and ink recipe! ;o)

Lisa said...

That should've said "cool" picture. *Blush*

Classic MaMa said...

Let me just tell you that you are really rockin' with your social studies. I'd liek to be homeschooled by you. :)