Hi friends! We are still in a heat wave in the northeast. I spent the afternoon at the lake with my sister and our kids, it was much better than staying home and fighting with my computer (I want to render a fabulous new stamp school video for you and it wants to come up with exceedingly new and clever ways to make me have a nervous breakdown. Good times.) The beach won this afternoon but now I am back fighting with the computer. I have decided that I am getting new software (and probably a bottle of wine.) Anyway, yesterday I made an awesome video, you know, the kind that just turn out well and I don’t have to edit anything. about making ombre ink-pads. It is cheap, you probably have the stuff you need and if not you can get the supplies to make about 12 for $10, roughly the price of one store-bought ink-pad. That’s cool! Watch the video to see how!
- Student grade watercolors ($5 for a box of 18 Maries brand)
- Cut-n-Dry Foam (Ranger, $6 a 8″x10″ sheet regular price)
- Plastic packaging
- A flat container like a plastic Tupperware, clam-shell packaging or take out container, use what you have!
- Old credit card or plastic spoon for spreading the paint.
DIY ink pad directions:
You can make the pads any size you want but I like to make mine 1 1/2″x4″, you can get about 12 from one sheet this way.
1. Glue foam to plastic packaging material.
2. Add tape handles.
3. Add paint on top and use a credit card to work the paint into the surface.
5. If the ink pad is to dry add a spritz of water and or more paint.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!