Ink Recipes

By: Kytheriea of House Shadow Drake

General Ink Recipes
Use Gum Arabic to thicken inks as necessary.
Beet juice makes a red ink.
Dragonsblood resin must be dissolved with alcohol to create an ink. Personal experimentation has yielded a poor ink, but it does work.
Grape juice makes a purplish ink.
Pokeberries make a purple ink. (Note: Pokeberries are very poisonous.)
Saffron makes a yellowish-orange ink.

Besa Ink
Blood of a Crow Blood of a White Dove Myrrh
Black Ink Cinnabar Mulberry Tree Sap
Rainwater Wormwood Vetch

Hermaic Ink
Burn ingredients, then mix with spring water and use to write.
4 drams of Myrrh 3 Figs 7 Date Pits
7 Small Dried Pinecones 7 Piths of Wormwood 7 Wings of the Hermaic Ibis
Spring Water

Typhonian Ink
Red Poppy Artichoke Juice Acacia Seed
Red Typhonian Ocher Asbestos Quicklime
Wormwood Gum Arabic Rain Water

Betz, Hans Dieter. Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Scrolls. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986).
Cunningham, Scott. Incense, Oils, & Brews. (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1997).

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