Tuesday, January 26, 2010

To Dye for...



Today was play day here. I went to yoga and, as often happens, I cam back inspired to do something creative, something different than what I usually do. I'd been reading the newest Somerset Life magazine and was entranced by all the lovely colors in the articles. The sun is out here and I wanted Spring. Since I am also trying to make some Valentine presents (very non traditional ones for the most part) for some friends, I decided to combine my creative urge, my desire for some color and the need to get the presents made soon.





The little bags came from the craft store and the dyes are a combination of color washes, combinations of inks and mists. I've been collecting the various tags for a while and most can be purchased at a business supply store. And I have tons of the tulle as well.


I made a huge mess in the kitchen much to E's dismay but found that Fantastic Heavy Duty cleaner and a little soft scrub Comet not only got the 'Easter egg dye' as E called it out of the porcelain sink but off my hands, arms and face as well. Yes! I threw myself into this completely...lol.

I'm not sure if I like the yellow-y green bag but love how the tulle dyed and the tags and the rest of the bags.

The next step is to download the images I want and print them onto canvas paper or iron on muslin and then paint them for the bags and to make the flowers for the bags out of the tulle. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks for looking and hope your Tuesday is a good one.

7 comments:

Judy said...

Wow- those are fabulous - I wish I was crafty like you :o)

Judy

Caroleb said...

Those are cool. What no picture of you with it all over you LOL.

Janet M said...

These are really cute and the colors are just wonderful. Maybe spring can't be that far away.

pam bennett said...

LOVE these!!!

rebecca lucille said...

the yellowy green one is my favorite!!! love love love it... we'll have to play in the easter egg dyes when I come over again!!!

altar ego said...

Cool! Please say you'll post pictures of the finished product. I can't wait to see!

Chelle said...

Wow, those turned out great - very pretty! I need your egg dye recipe :-).