Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Saffron Water and Saffron Yellow

A&S Project: Saffron Water
1 TBSP boiling water with 6 strands of saffron.

Presented at Hadchester's Caristia III


 Contested by only myself, I won the People's Choice Award.

Using the saffron water as is half and half with Gum Arabic from Michael's it was too pale to see the resulting ink...
...so I added another pinch of saffron to the mixture.  Immediate results were obtained and I hope with more time a yellow ink will result as described by Cennino d'Andrea Cennini.

The paint results are here!

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