Monday, May 20, 2013

Dyeing Sequins Part 2!

I have been busy with projects over the last couple weeks. One of the things I have been trying to do is to dye sequins. In my first post about this process, I used alcohol and ink pad re-inkers to dye white and off white sequins with only moderate success. Two weeks ago I gave it another try with RIT fabric dye.

I decided to do it outside because I knew if I made a mess, I wouldn't ruin anything. I bought the liquid Rit dye because it was easier then mixing up powder. I followed the direction on the container and added some salt to the mix. I used two colors-a yellow and an orange. I also tried to dye transparent and white sequins this time. I figured that one of them had to work!!

I was totally wrong, though. This experiment was an EPIC fail. The sequins failed to take on any color after the first hour. I thought if I left them out longer, they might actually change color. I was wrong. All the dye did was become thicker and dry up. I wound up dumping the sequins out and rinsing them with water so I can use them in their original form.

Sometimes being cheap does not pay. I wound up finding a sold sequins for a $1.25 a package. I stocked up!!

While I was shopping, I also ordered from Paper Trey Ink. Last Thursday was like Christmas with two packages in the mail!!

Shhh!! Don't tell my husband!!! Now all I have to do is find time to play with all my stuff!!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!