The ink I used to color my blocks is an amazing type of ink I was recently introduced to called Memento Luxe. Made by Tsukineko, Memento Luxe comes in the form of spongy ink pads with ink that works on any porous surface, including fabric (permanent when heat set). So I tried it out on my wood blocks and it worked like a charm! The thing I like about Memento Luxe is that it has great coverage, rich colors, and the ink actually dries! No worries of color smearing off my wooden blocks.
These blocks were pretty easy to make. I measured the size of patterned paper I would need for the fronts, cut out a few pieces, adhered them to the blocks, stamped the words on with black ink and alphabet stamps, then inked around them with Memento Luxe (applied with a sponge).
Now the only trick is to have an excuse ready when my family discovers the Jenga set is short a few blocks!
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