Winter brings the sweet smell and tastes of oranges and tangerines.
I didn’t realize that this beautiful fruit could be used to make a glorious ink until I saw a post in my instagram feed and I just had to try it. (I hoped to give credit but can’t find the artist)
Save your orange peels in a container in your fridge. You don’t want them to get dried out or moldy while you gather enough to fill a small pot. Once you have a good amount cut them up and put them in a pot with enough spring or filtered water to just cover them.
Bring the liquid to a boil and then add 3 to 4 tablespoons of soda ash. The color turns instantly. Let it cook for 30 minutes. Do a few test strips to check the color. Strain the liquid. You can add baking soda to thicken it if you like.
The result is a really beautiful yellow. The dark color in the art work is the orange and I added daffodil ink too.
5 thoughts on “Orange Peel Ink”
brilliant – would never have thought to try orange peel! Love the color and have struggled to get a warm yellow orange that I like besides turmeric. Thank you!
It’s is really beautiful!! Have fun!
Thank you for your recipe am going to make this one
Yes, this one is great. Let me know how it goes.
I will, I am saving the peels now