A fragment of George Orwell’s book, 1984. The first part of the text is lettering created from what I got with an old typewriter, the last word is in a reworked NEULAND adorned with filigrees. The black is watercolor and the red is eosin.
I found, at the bottom of my medicine cabinet, an old (over 30 years old) bottle of aqueous eosin. It’s a bit too transparent for my taste to be used as is, but here’s an example of the (amazing) result when you drop a bit of eosin in iron gall ink still wet.
I’m fascinated by the fluorescent green, it’s quite unexpected.