Thursday, April 7, 2011
Dip-dyeing + Giveaway
Recently, I decided to try my hand at a little dip-dyeing. I'm happy to report it was super easy. Want to know how?
Supplies: Bucket, RIT dye of your choice, absorbent paper (I used watercolor), clothesline/pins.
Step One: Pour hot tap water in your bucket (at least 6 inches) and add a little bit of dye (I used about half of a "fuchsia" powder dye packet) and stir. Let cool slightly.
Step Two: Holding paper as straight as possible, dip in dye to desired line. Leave in until you are satisfied with the color. If you aren't, you can dip it right back in.
To achieve the ombre look I did, hold the first dip for the longest amount of time, then move the paper down into the dye slightly and hold for a little less time. Continue the process until you have the look you want (I did four. The first dip was 1 min, the second line was 45 sec, 30 sec, 15 sec, 5 sec).
Step Three: Gently hang your paper using a clothespin to dry. You might want to put an old towel underneath as the paper will drip a little as it dries.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I've been trying to come up with a little something to give away over here. I'm so grateful for the new things in my life this past year, including this blog, and including you.
I decided I would give away a set of four dip-dyed cards with envelopes. All you have to do is comment on this post between now and Monday. Random.org will choose a winner on Monday.
The original tutorial I followed can be found here.