Faust Green Ink
30ml Faust green ink is a marriage of Havoc (weld) and Madonna 1 (copper oxide). The practice of mixing a blue and yellow pigment to achieve a myriad of greens dates back to medieval times. I often think of scribes, living and working out on the precarious Skellig Michael, and how they made and acquired their pigments. Interestingly, in the pre-christian tradition, Little Skellig was considered the gateway to the transformative Otherworld.
This ink has a low viscosity, so is ideal for both brush and glass pen work. Due to its copper oxide content metal nibs may not be suitable.
The lightfastness of this ink very good, showing no signs of shifting after 4 months in a south facing window light test. Using a good anti-UV fixative is the surest way of preserving any of these natural inks once they are laid down on paper.
All packaging (including bottle label) is home compostable and/or recyclable.
The harvesting and crafting of all of these inks has been conducted in a sustainable and considered fashion. No animal products are used. All insects are thoroughly dislodged. Foraging in done adhering to the foragers rule of third, all growing is chemical free and with a light hand.
I use either clove buds or clove drops to preserve the inks, please keep out of reach of humans and pets. If moulding should occur, just scoop it off the top and continue. The ink is still usable.