1 part dragon's blood powder
15 part alcohol
1 part Arabic
FRAGRANT DRAGON'S BLOOD INK
Dragon's Blood resin (powered if possible)
--colorless alcohol (vodka works well)
--tightly sealable jar
--1 cinnamon stick (chipped) or 15 clovers or 1 vanilla bean (chipped
--9 coffee beans
Pour the resin and spices into jar. Pour in just enough vodka to
cover the resin/spices
mixture plus 10% more. Seal the jar. The resin will reach it's color
into the alcohol,
faster if it is a powder than if it is resin chunks. The spices well
leach their scent into
the ink at the same time. When you think it is dark enough, dip a
sterile toothpick into
the liquid, and test on the paper you intend to use it on. Let dry:
if it is dark enough or
does it need more steeping? Continue testing.
When it is done, strain to remove the resin and spices. Put in
bottle, use for writing.
It should not be used for things that will spend time in the sun.