I want to make some homemade ink suitable for amateurs to practice calligraphy. I have access to many household chemicals, including acetic acid, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sugar, sodium chloride, and more.
Can someone give me an easy recipe for a colored (any color will be fine) ink that I can make at home? (preferably basic, but slightly acidic is fine too I guess)
Here are some ideas:
- Caramelized sugar --- nope, too expensive and smelly.
- Something with rust? (iron)
- Something like india ink. (pigments are acceptable too)
- Cornstarch and iodine.