Hi everyone. Today I wanted to share how I rescued my Versamark clear ink pad. I am sure it can't be just me that ends up with a really grubby,dirty ink pad...at least I hope not lol
So I carefully pulled the foam away from the plastic case, and then washed the foam out in warm soapy water. It did clean up pretty well, but was still grubby and stained.
So I turned it over, and used superglue to glue it back into the case. I then added some glycerin to reink it. I rubbed this in with a finger till it sank into the foam and then I added a bit more. You need something gummy/sticky that won't go solid like glue, glycerin seems to work great.
I used this glycerin, bought from Boots pharmacy.
You can also find smaller bottles in the baking department of supermarkets.
and yes it does work just fine, it is nice and sticky and the embossing powder sticks to it perfectly. This image was done with WOW embossing powder.
So now I have a lovely clean and freshly inked clear pad and I can get back to embossing. Definitely not my original idea, but I saw it mentioned so many times online I had to try it.
Why don't you give this DIY reinker a try..