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Make Your Own Ink Pads

Make your own ink pads and waterproof rubber stamp ink pads in an array of colors that you choose! These simple ink pads are limited only to your imagination.

You’ll need:
Rit POWDERED Dyes, in various colors
Rubbing Alcohol
1 plastic soapbox (dollar store/travel section)
rubber foam (craft area of any department store)

Baby Food Jar: Add an entire package of dye to the jar, add alcohol to the top of the jar, replace lid and shake.
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.

Make your own Stamp pad by cutting a piece of the foam rubber to fit the bottom of your soapdish. Pour the ink mixture over the foam until it’s saturated, but not sopping!

To make Waterproof Rubber Stamp Ink

Mix 1 packet of Rit Dye, any color
1/4 tsp rubbing alcohol
5 T. Glycerin (usually found in the vitamin/health aisle in a small clear bottle)

Blend well.

Make your own Stamp pad by cutting a piece of the foam rubber to fit the bottom of your soapdish. Pour the ink mixture over the foam until it’s saturated, but not sopping!

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