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IamSusie
« on: June 02, 2008 07:17:05 PM »

I dyed this lace using thinned acrylic paint, the $1 stuff available readily at craft stores:



Isn't it pretty?  It was a super easy process, but a little bit drippy and messy.  I hung the lace to dry outside on a shrub in the sun


Here's the tute I followed:
http://littleblackkitty.typepad.com/a_little_imagination_and_/2008/04/tutorial-diy-ha.html

I haven't decided what I'll do with it, but I'm far more likely to use these funky colors than white!
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008 07:25:00 PM »

What a great idea - the colours are so pretty and bold.  I had not thought of dying with acrylic paint.  I just bought a stash bag of mostly white trim - I am going to have some fun with it!

Thanks for the link to the tute - I hope my trim turns out as pretty as yours Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008 07:28:47 PM »

wow! those colors are amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 07:32:07 PM »

The colors are exactly the same as the paint color I purchased.  This was so easy!  Everyone should try it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008 07:34:09 PM »

These are great.  Having lace in such fun colors is awesome, something you don't really see ready-made too often.

I love the idea of dyeing with acrylic paint, since it's something most crafters already have around.

They came out awesome too!
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 07:36:49 PM »

woooow, I've tried that but never with acrlylic paint, just with textile paints, never works for me, yours came out amazing, I would love to have stretch leace in bright color to make fun underware... good job!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 07:39:21 PM »

It does stiffen the lace a bit so it is probably more decorative.  I'm curious to know how it wears.  I know acrylic paint is washable because I have stained clothing to prove it.  I want to use it as trim on a funky banner I plan to make for my daughter's birthday.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 04:30:53 PM »

What a great idea!  I love the bright colors that you used!
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008 01:04:03 PM »

love the bunting, and thank you so much for the idea on the lace, I need orange and couldnt find it anywhere!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008 01:22:32 PM »

love the bunting, and thank you so much for the idea on the lace, I need orange and couldnt find it anywhere!!!
Thanks!  The lace does come out stiffer than it started!
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