Black walnut


Made in

Dye 48 Ink 19 Plant-based 176 Vegan 93 Walnut 2

Black walnut
Black walnut

Black walnut ink

Walnut ink is an ink made from the green husk surrounding the nut of walnuts, commonly the Juglans Nigra walnut is used. It can be made domestically or is widely available online. The ink, dye or pigment may be liquid or made of crystals that are mixed with water before use. It can also be used for all forms of dyeing and for the creation of a very dark natural ink.

Black walnut ink was made by artists de Onkruidenier during their residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie.

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Physical samples

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Accessible to participants at the Jan van Eyck Academie and during Open Studios.