Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tie Dyed Flower ?'s & more....

I had a few questions about the tie dyed flowers so I thought I'd post them here as well ...

Q ~ Are they stiff when dry?

A ~ Nope, you don't use that much paint and the water dilutes the paint enough that it is still very soft and pliable.

Q ~ Can I use paints other than the dabbers?

A ~ Yes you sure can...I would suggest applying it with a sea sponge or something similar. You are looking for a light coat, not total coverage. You want the splotchy effect that a sea sponge would yield.

Q ~ Why don't you cover the whole petal/flower?

A ~ You only use a light coat of paint because once you mist the paint with water some areas will be darker while other areas lighter giving the tie dyed effect.

Q ~ Will it work on colored flowers?

A ~ I think it will...I've never tried to dye colored flowers before. I would suggest trying it on one to be sure of color fastness since I'm sure every mfg. is different and I don't know what type of dye they use.

I also wanted to give you a heads up...if you happen to subscribe to or pick up Stampington's - Somerset Studio check out the inside back cover. Streuter has a full page ad in this months copy and all of the ATC cards along the top are mine!! I finally got a copy and am tickled pink! Love how the ad turned out :) I don't have any photos of the cards or I'd share them with you. I will take a pic of the ad though and post it as soon as I get a chance.

Hope you had a great day....

Going to be sharing a few more ideas for dying flowers tomorrow so be sure to check in!

See you then!

2 comments:

  1. Hey - check out your Feb. 2 post. I left a comment telling y'all about that ad in Somerset Studio, too. But I didn't know those were YOUR ATCs. Way to go!! *grin*

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