Buying art and craft supplies can be very expensive. It is nice when you can find alternatives that can save money. I have experimented with a few different coloring options to make my own texture paste.
The basic necessary product for this process is spackling paste. I bought mine at the Dollar Tree making it very cost-effective. For each example, I added a drop of Acrylic Medium to make it spread better. I found that the color can be added from a variety of different materials. Acrylic paint, alcohol ink, and reinkers all added color and work similarly to each other.
The full process of testing can be seen in the video tutorial below.