Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Getting Misty With It

Today I finally had time to sit and put together some photos so I could share, as I promised, how to dye lace with Glimmer Mist, don’t feel that you have to use Glimmer Mist, it’s just what I have and therefore use :)

Start by cutting up the amount/section that you wish to alter the colour of

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Scrunch it up so it can fit in the top of the bottle, it doesn’t matter how tight you scrunch it because it will move around in the bottle

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You can use the stick on the nozzle to push it into the bottle or you can use a popsicle stick, the ones you get with rubons are perfect :)

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For this one I used the remains of my bottle of Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist, perfect way to use up the dregs, so if you are using a small amount make sure the lace/ribbon gets all the way to the bottom of the bottle. If your using a fuller bottle this won’t be a concern because it usually gets heavy, once it hits the ink, and drops naturally to the bottom

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Swish the ribbon/lace around in the ink. With a full bottle this is just to give it some of the ‘glimmer’ with an emptier bottle make sure you coat all of the fabric with the ink.
Now your ready to remove the ribbon/lace from the bottle. I use the popsicle stick and slide the lace to the top of the bottle so I can grab a piece and pull it out. If you don’t like to get messy you could pull it all out with the stick of the nozzle or use some tweezers :)

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You then place the lace onto either some paper towel that has been folded over for thickness

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or you can use a tissue in the same way.
If you want to use the item straight away fold the paper towel or tissue over and over to absorb the ink out of the lace, this may result in a less vibrant colour but it does dry it quickly. Another way it to use a heat gun or you can remove the lace from the ‘puddle’ it has left and allow it to dry on a different, dry section of the paper towel.

This technique works great with felt too, here I used a pink piece then placed it into Burnt Red Glimmer Mist, dried it and then into the Jazz Blue before squeeze drying it in a tissue.

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I also altered a white lace butterfly with the Daffodil Glimmer Mist

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I LOVE IT :)

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I used part of the new Jazz Blue lace on this page that I made today

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used some Such Sweet Tierney buttons, altered

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and chipboard, this one is ‘lifted’ on a Sassafras Lass Chipboard piece

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and took the ‘Earth’ from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love chipboard to make the ‘heart’ :)

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will leave you with this photo of Lucy, looking stylish *chuckle*, in her stripy top, flowery skorts (even though it was a little chilly at times today) and her Barbie socks pulled up as far as they could go, half the day was spent with one of those socks around the wrong way and the pink heel of the sock half way up her calf :)

Stylish :)

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5 comments:

  1. Oh I love what you did with the lace and other embellies with the mist...what a great idea!!!! Your LO is just perfect and I love the stylish pic of your little one!! :)

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  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh love love love what U did with the lace and butterfly....I have one bottle of mist almost empty and this is PERFECT!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that lo....and LUCY is ADORABLE! :):):):):):"):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. what a great idea for dye! Thanks for such a thorough tutorial and great pictures too. Love (as always) your layout.
    That yellow butterfly made me swoon! :)

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  4. your altered lace & felt pieces look awesome after soaking in the Glimmer mists ! must try that sometime !

    fab layout with the Such Sweet Tierney buttons !

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  5. great tip! love your LO as always :)

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