|Posted: 9/26/2012 10:18:02 PM|I was playing and got some dye ink (red!) all over my hands. Soap isn't really working. How long will I look like my fingers are bleeding?
Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 9/27/2012 6:44:27 AM|
Try gently exfoliating with a hand-cleanser that contains pumice (lava rock) like Fast Orange or Lava. Good luck!
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 9/27/2012 11:02:37 AM|
LOL! Most you can hope for is to get them less 'bloody' looking. Ink--especially dye--loves to color skin.
I agree with Anne's suggestion. It will reduce the color. I've also had some success wiping my hands with rubbing alcohol, then washing with dishwashing liquid or mild soap.
Should anyone be gauche enough to comment on your inky digits? Just tell them you are a recovering axe murderess...
When you get purple ink on your paddys you can say you're a winemaker. Get the idea?
|Posted: 9/27/2012 1:25:33 PM|I'll try those suggestions thanks
Lol my hubs asked if I got a chance to "play" and I proudly showed him my hands and said yep, SEE!
|Posted: 9/27/2012 2:32:29 PM|
When I was at a card swap and had staz-on ink stains on my hands, another stamper told me to use Suave shampoo! It worked like a charm (but made me wonder what it does to hair!)
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 9/27/2012 3:01:06 PM|LOL, Marcia! Simple answer. 'Suave' shampoo will de-ink hair.
'SJ'. You & DH sound like a fun couple! Since you enjoy playing with stuff & then doing 'clean up', be careful when you play with 'glitter'. Don't wash hubby's briefs/boxers with cleaning rags used to wipe down any glittered work surface. Truly funny story about what happened when a gal did that & DH was in a locker room...
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Loc: Hidden under a pile of scrap!
|Posted: 9/27/2012 10:29:20 PM|
Suave shampoo is what I use if I accidentally dye my hair too dark.
Never thought of using it to remove ink from hands, but since it takes hair dye off my skin, it makes sense.
I was going to suggest Nitro-clean hand cleaner. I used to buy it at te NAPA auto parts store. It's an all natural product with light pumice.
And it takes walnut furniture stain off my hands easily.
Loc: The City That Never Sleeps
|Posted: 9/28/2012 12:10:33 PM|
The Ranger Scrubbie works great. Any soft pumice stone or cleanser with mild abrasive/exfoliant should work well too. Sometimes I use foot scrub.
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 9/28/2012 3:47:15 PM|
I have used Comet and I have found a mechanic's bar of soap that works well. There are also mechanic creams that come have a grainy texture that you can use too.
|Posted: 9/30/2012 12:29:42 AM|Thanks for all those suggestions. I got it out the next day or so. I think between washing dishes several times a day and bathing 3 kids it did the trick. If I need it gone immediately I'll try those tips !