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« on: June 07, 2008 03:05:47 AM »

Recently I've gotten bitten by the softies bug and want to make a whole bunch of felt cakes. I'm currently working on some cookies but I want to give them a browned edge color (like cookies with golden-brown edges). I shtere any way to color felt? Thanks
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008 04:26:26 PM »

I use ordinary (powder formula) fabric dye on wool, adding some salt instead of vinegar. Maybe you could make your paint from fabric dye. Or dilute some acrilic.

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 11:45:28 AM »

Is it wool felt or craft felt?  If it's the latter, I have a hunch that the technique used for dying wigs would work.  Color the edges you want darkest with a sharpie of appropriate color, then spritz with rubbing alcohol.  The alcohol should bleed the sharpie out into the center, creating that "golden edge" look.  Test and play around with different small sections (Perhaps label them, pin them to a piece of paper that details exactly what you did to achieve the affect, so that you can replicate it even after you've tried ten different things), and have fun!

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