After the success with my onion skin dye, and my pale reception (pun intended) to the dyed cinnamon sticks, I thought I would revert back to my old standby: 90% rubbing alcohol and Staz-on reinkers. Any permanent solvent reinker will work, but I have never used anything other than Staz-on (see this post among many where I show how to mix the two).
Last night I dyed some lace in the alcohol/ink solution and allowed it to sit overnight. Then earlier today I tore several pieces of that same bed sheet I used in my onion skins and cinnamon dyeing projects.
I poured the excess "Cactus Green" mixture on two pieces of the bed sheet and allowed them to dry, which took no time at all, even though it is November and the temperatures should be much lower in the midwest USA.
Next came "Mustard" (and a shadow of my right arm in the photo). After these pieces were dry,
I colored the last batch with "Blazing Red," which always looks pink to me. There was also one piece of bed sheet that I sopped up all the colors with. When these were dry, I ironed the pieces.
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past five years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
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