I came across this while looking for recipes to make alcohol ink myself as I need a bunch of it and didn't wanna pay a ton. I am planning to make alcohol ink xmas balls with my oldest dd's class during their xmas party (40+) kiddos.
BUT CAN I PRE ADD GLITTER TO THIS ?????
ALSO WHAT COLOR SHOULD I GO WITH.....I HAVE A HUGE BAG FULL OF ALL DIF. COLORED BALLS FOR THIS PROJECT. I DON'T WANNA TAKE A TON OF COLORS UP MAYBE JUST LIKE 3. I HAVE BALLS FROM TEAL TO PURPLE AND FROM GREEN TO RED.
For those who are having trouble finding or affording the alcohol- inks, here is a basic recipe to create your own.
1. Empty one package of powdered Rit dye into a small baby food jar.
2. Add rubbing alcohol to the top of the jar, and shake well.
Or. .. Take a black film canister, fill that about 1/4 of the way with the powdered Rit dye, then fill the remainder of the canister with rubbing alcohol, and shake well.
This recipe can tend to be a bit 'grainy', so make sure you have shaken and dissolved the powder as much as you possibly can. If it is still grainy, many find this can be a good thing and can work for you, not against you.
Method Two (not as grainy as above)
1/2 cup isopropyl alcohol
2 tsp or more of liquid Rit Fabric Dye
Pour alcohol into bottle and add dye, shake well to mix.