For the artists, the Living Ink pen also contains disappearing ink so that you’re able to create an initial design on paper. The pink pen contains “fast ink” which then grows in the first one or two days, while the blue pen contains “slow ink” that usually takes about three to four to appear. This allows you to create a two-stage secret reveal over the course of about a week.
Then you put your picture inside a compact greenhouse (which doubles as a picture frame) filled with a nutrient-dense material called agar that promotes the ink’s growth. With enough patience and exposure to the sun, eventually your artistic creation will make its appearance. When removed from the frame the algae and bacteria will eventually die, but the resulting image actually stains the paper so that it won’t fade away. They say, the Living Ink images remain visible and colorful out of the frames for at least two years.
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