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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." Petroleum Jelly, Embossing Ink, Diy'S Embossing, Easy Homemade, Homemade Embossing, Clear Embossing, Crafts Supplies, Vegetables Oils, Homemade Clear
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Homemade Clear Embossing Ink....You need 1 tsp of petroleum jelly, I used the classic, Vaseline. Mix in 1/8 capful of vegetable oil.Then mix in 1/8 capful of alcohol to dilute. Mix together. It doesn't make a lot but it does make more than enough to rehydrate your ink pad.
Pressure embossed, heat embossed, and ink resist techniques used for this paper (lots of photos and very detailed instructions)- looks like something I could do
Inking embossing folders. From what I've researched, it looks like you can clean the folders by spritzing it with water and running it through your machine again. They say that you don't have to clean them, but if you use a pigment ink you might want to.
handmade birthday card ... sponged Distress Inks in blues and browns ... gold embossed leafy flourishes on tomp ... pearls ... two lovely stamped, colored, cut out and popped up butterflies ... shabby chic sty without the ribbon or lace ... gorgeous card!!
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.
used alchol inks on glossy cardstock for my background. Stamped with versamark and embossed the Holly Stamp from Hero Arts in white and gold. Punched out squares and assembled them to give a different look to a card, and also the chance to use stamps that I don't have much inspiration with in any other way.