To Make Regular Dye Ink: (non-emboss-able)
A baby food jar OR an old film canister
Rit POWDERED Dyes, in various colors
If you are using a baby food jar: Add your entire package of dye to the jar, add alcohol to the top of the jar, and replace lid and shake.
If you are using a film canister: Fill canister 1/4 way full of dye, add alcohol to the top, replace the lid and shake.
*You are not limited to the dye colors - mix a few and get new and different colors - just remember to write down how much you mixed, so you can do it again.
To Make Emboss-Able Ink:
Powdered Clothes Dye (any color)
5 Tablespoons Glycerin
Mix dye with alcohol to the consistency of thin cream. Add glycerin. Stir until well blended. This makes enough to replenish a stamp pad several times. Pour ink over stamp pad or a foam-rubber pad that is fine grained. To make the stamp pad you will need foam rubber and a small plastic box with lid (such as a travel soap box). Cut the foam rubber to fit inside the plastic box. Spread the ink evenly with a brush or a tongue depressor.
Use small sponges as inkpads. If you buy the compressed sponges you can cut them into thin strips prior to wetting and they will become a nice thin inkpad!