Video: DIY Ink Pad

I have another video for you today – one I created for the Hero Arts blog. This one shows how to create your own ink pad with baby wipes…

This one is a bit bold and crazy…

I love how you can get vivid, crisp, mutli-colored images with DIY ink pads. You can get multi-colored images with markers, but not this crisp…

This one isn’t as crazy. You really can use any colors together…

Love doing small black DIY embellishments when I use bold colors…

Simple, eh? In the video I show how to create your own ink pads with baby wipes. However, I normally like to create my own with a product from Ranger called Felt Cut n Dry. This allows you to create a more “real” ink pad that you can leave stored in a ziploc bag and use again and again. It really is a great product. (I show how to use this product in Stretch Your Stamps and Clean and Simple 2.)

For DIY ink pads, I like to use Distress Ink Reinkers or Hero Arts Reinkers. But you can use many other types too. Just give it a try!

See you soon.


28 CommentsHero Arts, Videos

  1. Tanja S.

    Great tutorial Jennifer! You often motivate me to go away and try a technique myself – your ideas are always simple but clever!

  2. wow – this is amazing!! I absolutely love the purple/yellow/orange card.

  3. Love the effect, especially on the first card!

  4. Maryann

    Great tut as usual Jenniffer and some awesome cards here too. You´ve done a great job again.

  5. Erika

    I don’t have any reinkers but I do have Ranger alcohol inks…can I use them on this technique?

  6. Vicki

    Never found such a good use for re-inkers before. Thank you.

  7. Wonderful video! I love bold and crazy cards!

  8. Kathy Mc

    Awesome video, Jennifer, and love this new use for reinkers. Your cards are really great examples of this fun technique. The colors really pop. TFS ~ can’t wait to try this!

  9. Sue D

    Very fun and colorful.

  10. Tona

    Love your cards!!! Great technique.

  11. Thanks, Jennifer…I’ve done this before with the cut and dry felt, but never knew I could use baby wipes. Genius!

  12. Tami B

    AND this is why you are a queen among the craft world. Thanks for a great video/tutorial.

  13. You are just an endless well of crafty knowledge.

  14. Aundria B.

    Love these cards – so bright & colorful and the black sentiments and embellishments just pop! I really like how deep and crisp the black ink is – so hard to find a really good one like this. Thank you for sharing this technique and these cards!

  15. Jody Spiegelhoff

    Always love your videos! This is a top 10 for me for baby wipes & re-inker uses, lol :) Thank you Jennifer.

  16. Love the bold bright colors and the way you changed the stamp to give movement. Love this idea.

  17. Carmen Lucero

    Your technique is awesome!! Love how simple the cards are but that you can embellish with very little effort. Thanks for the inspiration!!


    Carmen L

  18. I am definitely going to try this! Picked up some Cut-N-Dry on my trip to Phoenix last week!

  19. Such a super technique. I love the bright colours.

  20. super fun cards and thanks for the technique!

  21. What an amazing idea!

  22. Gabby

    Neat cards! Great border stamps for the multicolor ink pads. I especially like the blue/green card. :)

  23. JanL

    I saw you explain this in the clean and simple 2 class, but this is such a good reminder to do it and I like that I can use baby wipes to try it out. Thank you for all your tutorials and beautiful cards.

  24. Randee S

    Again I learned something new. Thank you soooo much for sharing!!!

  25. Great and colorful. Love it.

  26. Pat Hart

    Love the colors, love the stamps!

  27. gasp….and I actually have a cutndry !! I forgot all about it ! Brilliant!

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