I thought I'd give this ink bath thing another go, as I'd really liked the grey concrete-y outcome. In a previous post I'd mentioned that the indian ink had a real pong to it. I am pleased to report that after about three weeks the reek from my initial testing has faded!
This time I thought I'd try a whole word to see the effect. So, in went some plaster letters for a 24-hour bath.
... and a scrub with an old toothbrush.
Too smelly for my Etsy store? I'm not sure! I like it, though!