Making ink/paint from natural berries is very easy and can be cheaper then buying ink or paint.
Step 1: Getting Your Bane Berries.
Bane berries are a very dark purple and grow on small stems.The plant itself has a light purple stem with medium sized dark green leaves.I use scissors to cut of the stems because the berries are very easy to bust and will stain just about everything(including your skin).WARNING:DO NOT EAT!!!!,they are poison.
Step 2: Prepping Your Berries
Once you've gathered your berries it's time to prepare them.Take the stems and pick each berry of one by one.Don't squeeze them to hard because they bust very easy.
Step 3: Juicing Your Berries
I used a tin can with holes poked in the bottom as a filter and smashed them with a cup slightly smaller then the can.
Step 4: Preserving the Ink
Add 1 tbs of salt and 1 tbs of vinegar to the juice.The salt keeps mold from forming and the vinegar preserves the color.Now just put in in a container and your done,happy writing/painting.