September 3, 2013

Tuesday Tips or Techniques: Dip-Dyed Technique!

New technique alert! Yes it's true, I have a new technique to show you today and I really like how this looks. The new technique I am showing you is called "Dip-Dyed" and take a look at my stamped panel:


Did you notice the 3 green colors on the background? From light to dark and I'm going to show you how!

Step 1:


You will need a container, rubbing alcohol and 3 re-inkers. Make sure you pick 3 colors that are from the same family and from lighter to darker. My colors for today's card are: Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green and Garden Green. You will also need a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and a Heat Tool.

Step 2:


Add rubbing alcohol in the bottom of your container and add 4-5 drops of re-inker. Swish it around to blend.

Step 3:


Using your cardstock piece, dip it in about half-way and let soak for a few seconds. I used a Whisper White Cardstock panel cut with the Deco Labels Framelits Dies.

Step 4:


Remove cardstock piece from container and let drip dry for a few seconds and then use your Heat Tool to dry your cardstock.

Step 5 & 6:


Repeat with color #2 and again with color #3, drying each color with your Heat Tool before adding the next color.

EDIT: I had one question about Step 2 & 3 about adding the colors to fresh rubbing alcohol, add the 2nd color to the 1st color. You don't need to start over with fresh rubbing alcohol. The same with color #3, add to existing color 1 & 2.

This is a close-up of my dip dyed cardstock. The lightest color doesn't show up well in the photo but it is there and very noticable:


Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Inks: Wild Wasabi, Gumball, Garden Green, Calypso Coral
  • Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Heat Tool
  • Misc: Rubbing Alcohol, Container
 
 
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12 comments:

  1. Love this new technique, thank you for sharing it Debbie. The lighter green color is so subtle but it does show in the card. This card is absolutely lovely!

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    1. Thanks Maria, the 3 greens look great together with this technique!

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  2. Wow....this is so neat. I love the color changes from light to dark. Very interesting technique. Thanks for sharing! Lynn G.

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  3. Very pretty! Love how you used the shading to tie in with the green stem of the flower. Question - when you do the second and third colors, are you using a totally different mix of alcohol/reinker, or are you just adding the darker color to the already formulated mix of the first color? :)
    Thanks!
    Jenny

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    1. I need to go edit that to include: add to existing lighter color as you go. It deepens the colors even more. I thought of that last night and meant to change it! Thanks!

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  4. Very neat technique Debbie. Seems pretty easy to do. It gives your card a unique look.

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    1. It is pretty easy Patti, all you need is a little patience to dry in-between your layers of color, so much fun!

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  5. I keep going back to look at this wonderful technique...it really is wonderful and I need to try it...just need to see what refills I have that will go together... Thanks, Debbie...always love your creative ideas!

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    1. Have fun Carol! Thanks for your always so wonderful comments and for visiting!

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  6. This is gorgeous and looks like so much fun too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I wonder if you could use the same color ink, just add more drops to change the intensity of the color. Beautiful card, will have to try this.

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