Homemade alcohol ink. 2 methods. One: in a baby food jar, pour 1 pkg powdered Rit dye, fill with rubbing alcohol and shake until no grains remain. Method #2: (this won't be grainy) mix ½ cup of isopropyl alcohol (NOT rubbing alcohol) to every two teaspoons of liquid Rit dye. You may want to add more dye as necessary to create a deeper color, but a little goes a long way. Baby Food Jars, Rubber Stamping, Rit Dyes, Rubs Alcohol, Alcohol Inks, Homemade Alcohol, Baby Foods, Rubbing Alcohol, Rubber Stamps
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Frugality in crafting ... homemade embossing ink. Who would have thought it was a mixture of Vaseline, cooking oil and alcohol! One reviewer said this: "I find glycerin works really well and you don't get the oily bleed that can happen with oil and petroleum jelly. You can add watercolour paint or food colouring if you want to tint it. Works like a charm."
Alcohol ink coasters. Can even be easily monogrammed if you make your own stencil in MS WORD and sponge acrylic paint on after it dries (may have to seal it first so the ink doesnt seep through the paint, but a second layer after is a good idea anyways)