Magic of Color Shifting: The Kitchen Ink Series

2/21/20241 min read

coffe ink modified with alum, citric acid, soda ash,a nd iron
coffe ink modified with alum, citric acid, soda ash,a nd iron

Welcome to the Kitchen Ink Series, where today we're making drawing ink from local café coffee grounds and witnessing the wonder of color shifting. the real magic begins when we add modifiers like alum, soda ash, citric acid, and iron solutions. Each substance brings its own surprise--it's a demonstration of how art and science intersect.

Curious to see these colors transform before your eyes? Watch the video below to see the color shifting process.

I'm in awe, every time I see the color instantly transform. For those inspired to embark on their own journey of exploration, I've crafted a collection of related products, from custom inks to printable color experiment log pages. Together, let's craft our own art supplies by hand and embrace the joy of discovery of magic and science of awesome natural materials.