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Topic: Hand-dyed paper using hibiscus leaves/flowers  (Read 5847 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010 03:36:44 AM »

this is a great idea it looks so pretty
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010 07:30:44 PM »

Awesome!!! I'm going to try this!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010 11:16:18 PM »

Really cool idea! I can't wait to see the results  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010 06:53:32 AM »

Does it smell as nice as it looks??
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010 07:01:11 AM »

oddly enough, the smell is almost raspberry, which makes me wonder about Wulf's question as to whether or not something else is mixed into the tea blend...it would make sense that the red would come from a berry, so I will be investigating that the next time hubby purchases tea--

I am saving all of his used tea leaves to try on fabric as suggested!
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2010 07:05:54 AM »

Wow, what great results! The paper is gorgeous.
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2010 11:06:28 AM »

that paper is so pretty  Cheesy i think it will look awesome on fabric
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2010 11:53:05 AM »

Here are a couple of more pics of paper using the exact same dye batch...as you can see, the color range is incredible...from almost a bluish grey to the bright and dark red...

This was the first sheet...not a whole lot happening...


These are the last pieces I did--I left them on the cookie sheet overnight...in the morning, I was like WOW!!

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2010 06:09:44 PM »

WOW! That tea is something amazing!
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2010 08:25:40 AM »

Such lovely papers!  Somehow I've never made the tea/paper connection, even though I usually have a dozen different types of herbal tea in the house.  Definitely going to have to try this!
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