January 2, 2017
Rit dye techniques
- 90 lb. watercolor report
- Rit Dye, fluid or dust
- Crafter’s Batik Pick BATIK-EZ Resist Moderate, recommended
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Small Spoon
- Pots for dye, 1-to 2-cup dimensions
- Small brushes, foam or bristle
- Spray container, optional
- Rubber stamps or stencils, recommended
- Sea sponge
- Latex or rubberized gloves
- Paper towels
- Vinyl dining table address
- Protect work area with plastic table cover.
- Using latex gloves, shake dye containers. Measure and combine 1 tsp fluid dye or 2 teaspoons powder dye with ½ – 1 cup hot tap water; stir really. Note: fluid dyes may be used straight from bottle to reach more intense colors. Don't include salt or vinegar whenever dyeing paper.
- During dyeing process, keep dye hot for better consumption. If required, warm the dye by covering it with synthetic wrap and home heating it on high in the microwave for 1 minute.
- To produce a batik-dyed result, stamp, stencil or clean a resist medium, such Crafter’s choose Batik-EZ™ Resist moderate, onto watercolor report before you apply dye. Let the resist dry.
- Spray, spill, drizzle or brush the dye solution across entire sheet of paper utilizing a spray bottle or brushes, or even to dip-dye paper, dip an element of the paper in to the dye answer. Additional dye colors could be added for blending or showcasing information areas.
- Line bottom of microwave with report towels to guard against spills. Position the damp watercolor report inside microwave oven and set on large for 1 moment. (Note: if report includes metal, like a grommet, it will never be heated within the microwave as they can be a fire risk.)
- Remove colored report through the microwave and, if desired, carefully wash inside sink under running liquid. Make use of a sea sponge to remove resist and extra dyes. Allow paper air-dry or dried out inside microwave oven for 1 min.
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