A limited edition run of ink made from 125 million years old charcoal collected from Compton Bay!
This unique ink, to be used as a wash with a brush, is made from fossilised charcoal from the Early Cretaceous Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight, UK.
The Wessex Formation is ~125 million years old, and is the source of countless dinosaur fossils on the island. The charcoal used was collected from a cliff fall of the plant debris bed at Hanover Point, Compton, and is the evidence of prehistoric forest fires that once raged through the Cretaceous landscape of Southern England.
The ink requires a good shake, with the pigment sinking to the bottom quickly. Best used with a brush dipped to the bottom of the pot. Once dry, it looks very much like drawing charcoal, and does not run when watercolour washes are overlaid.
You will receive 30ml of ink in a glass jar. Ingredients – Fossilised charcoal, Water, Gum Arabic.
Any questions please ask!