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Materials Required

  • 5 teaspoons of soot (if you don't have an open fireplace you could try calling a chimney sweep, or you can use black powder paint)
  • 4 teaspoons of vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of gum arabic (you can buy this in most art shops)
  • Mixing pot and stirrer (Plastic cup and spoon)
  • A feather quill (or a drinking straw with one end cut to a point)