Blue Ink Recipe

How to Make Prussian Blue Ink

This is a magnified view of blue ink on paper. Prussian blue in is one of the easiest homemade recipes for ink.
This is a magnified view of blue ink on paper. Prussian blue in is one of the easiest homemade recipes for ink. Tobias R. – Metoc, Creative Commons License

You can prepare your own blue ink. This blue ink recipe is very easy and produces a beautiful blue ink for writing, drawing, or crafts.

Blue Ink Ingredients

  • Prussian Blue pigment (sold as a pigment or sometimes as laundry bluing)
  • water

Prepare Blue Ink

It's extremely easy! Mix the pigment into the water to achieve a rich blue ink.

Unless you happen to have a calligraphy pen, the easiest way to use these inks is with a homemade quill or a paintbrush.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Blue Ink Recipe." ThoughtCo, Mar. 16, 2017, thoughtco.com/blue-ink-recipe-607939. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 16). Blue Ink Recipe. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/blue-ink-recipe-607939 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Blue Ink Recipe." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/blue-ink-recipe-607939 (accessed December 15, 2017).