I made my own ink with beet! It was quite an easy process and I have documented in a short video below :)
Roughly chop 1 beet into small pieces.
Boil water (just enough to submerge all the pieces).
Put in the beet and let it boil on medium heat for 15-20 minutes or till it looses the bright pink colour to an orange-y shade.
Strain the liquid and let it cool.
Store in an air tight container, the shade of the ink gets a tad bit deeper overtime.
1 object 10 sketches-
~Beets in beet ink~
This exercise gave me a lot of ideas to create my own dye for the fabrics I am working with. Look into the next post for some of those explorations!