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Potion making: The Dark Arts of Ink

Victoria Stevens, 2-2.45pm, Sat 30 Oct, 2021, Live Workshop via Zoom

Victoria Stevens

2-2.45pm, Sat 30 Oct, 2021

Free Virtual Workshop via Zoom, book tickets https://bit.ly/3E7OQk4

Suitable for children and adults, from age 8+

Come into the Virtual Bucks History Festival potion lab to see ink being made and find out how to make your own invisible ink!

Join heritage conservator Victoria Stevens to learn the magic of iron gall ink, used to write important documents throughout history such as Charles II death certificate and Magna Carta! You’ll also find out how to make your own secret ink, making the invisible magically appear before your very eyes!

You’ll need:

  • Baking powder
  • A jug with 100ml water in it
  • Lemon/lime or orange juice, vinegar and milk: you’ll need about half a cupful of each
  • A soft pencil and sharpener
  • A hairdryer
  • Some plain A4 paper
  • A thin paint brush

Don’t worry if you don’t have some of these, you’ll still be able to join in.

Join us if you dare!

Victoria is a library and archive conservator, and spends her days sticking things back together. She runs Take 5 Engagement Ltd, which is an excuse for her to get messy and show how heritage materials are made and can be understood using all 5 senses – and more!

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