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How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

Calligraphy is the most beautiful and most widespread art in the world. It has been used by people for thousands of years to express thoughts, ideas and emotions. Almost until the end of the 19 century, this was done with the help of a pen. Today We suggest you make a pen and ink with your own hands, and when finished, you can practice a little with a pen.

You will need:

For Ink:

  • beaker;
  • water;
  • liquid soap;
  • PVA glue;
  • a jar for ink;
  • vinegar;
  • 10 nails (not rusty);
  • a wooden spoon (or wand);
  • 4 sachets of black tea;
  • a small bowl;
  • food film.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

For the pen:

  • pen;
  • a scalpel (or other small and very sharp knife);
  • a piece of thick wire;
  • glass jar;
  • a bit of river sand.

* It is very important to choose a good pen. The best is a goose feather long 25-30 cm (can be replaced by a turkey feather from its tail).

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

Cooking Ink

1. Mix liquid soap with water in the following proportions: 1 / 4 glass of liquid soap on 2 glass of water. In the resulting solution, put the nails and leave them there for half an hour.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

2. Drain the soapy water and wash the container. Again put the clean nails in a bowl and pour them with vinegar. Wrap all the food film and leave in this state for 2 days.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

3. In a saucepan pour 1 a glass of water, put tea bags in it and put it on the fire. As soon as the water boils - cut 10 minutes, then remove the tea from the plate. Allow the water to cool down. Then in equal proportions mix tea and vinegar (do not forget to remove the nails). Now with this mixture fill the jar, prepared for ink on 3 / 4. In the jar, add as many PVA glue as necessary to make the ink thicken to consistency suitable for writing, but not too much. Be sure to mix everything thoroughly.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

So you did the ink. Do not pay attention to the color - on paper it will turn black when the ink dries.

Make a pen

1. Take a goose feather and a scalpel, along the trunk, cut off the necessary number of "denticles" until you get the trunk of the necessary length for convenient fixation in the hand. By the way, in the traditional re-cut all the denticles, and the trunk of the pen was trimmed to 15-20 cm. But agree feather with plumage looks attractive.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

2. Now let's lighten the trunk of the pen a little. To do this, heat the sand in the oven, pour it into a jar and stick a pen there. Leave the pen there for half an hour.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

3. So, now you need to form the tip of the pen. First, take a pen in your hand and decide how you like it better to keep and write. Remember where the bottom of the pen is (for traditional writing, the pen rests on the middle finger, so the bottom is the place where the finger touches the pen). Put the feather with this side up and cut off the tip with the scalpel at an angle of about 45 degrees.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

4. Now you need to delete the insides of the pen. To do this, take the wire and push it inside, and then take it out with a sharp movement. The wire will catch the inner fluff and slightly podvytavt it, well, you already pull all the hands completely.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

5. Now again take the scalpel, from the place of the previous cut, a little back to the side of the plumage and make a cut at a sharper angle (as if planing). You should get something like this, as shown in the figure.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

6. The final step is the formation of the point. To do this, gently trim the point to the desired size (the thinner it is, the thinner your pen will be written).

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

Now you have a pen and ink! Definitely you will have to practice to get the pen writing skill. By the way, there are many articles and textbooks on the Internet about this.

How to make a pen and ink with your own hands

Pleasant needlework and calligraphic letters!

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What kind of "food film"? Where to buy it?

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Food film is sold in many food stores (hypermarkets for example). It is a roll of thin polyethylene film.

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Cool site! Thank you!

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Good

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Krutyakov

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And how to make a pen, if I have pen points?

Anatolich
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Anatolich

Ink is too liquid and faded. Can they be thickened with PVA glue and how will this affect the color?

Alice
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According to the description, dark transparent transparent ink with brown divorces around written after drying turned out ..

Vitaliy
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Vitaliy

Thank you very much. I'm learning Japanese on my own, and I needed a recipe for inks for caligraphy, and then I still show myself how to make a pen. This is a very interesting information. thank you very much

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I have not tried it but I'll try everything and write a good try

Tatyana
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Tatyana

I like it! I'll go try to do)))

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awesome

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The tip of the pen should be split.

Egor Mastyunin
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Egor Mastyunin

Cool, I always dreamed to write with a pen, but did not know what to do, and this site men really helped !!! Thank you very much!!!
Mastyunin Egor 12 years

Azamat
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Azamat

and if the trunk is slightly damaged, cracked, fit? just an unusual feather. found in the mountains a campaign of eagles

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Many thanks! Very interesting.;-)

Sergei
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Sergei

Thank you.
Tell me, does the "stiff holder" fit inside the pen or outside? I saw it on other sites, but it's not clear. To keep a droplet of ink.

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That's really unexpected! Thank you

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Thank you! (Is there no recipe for a magic wand?)

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(k) the prince

Thank you so much! Great site and tips! Now there is something in the documents to Sign_ _
Do not think badly,
Kisses, (k) Prince. _

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Did anyone succeed? How do these inks fall on paper?

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It turned out like nothing (and pen and ink). But all the same in the future I think for the letter to use usual. Edak is more reliable somehow.

Danya
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Danya

I managed

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Thank you very much, very interesting! I'll definitely try to do it!

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It's cool. Thanks for the advice.

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