A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 304,872
Currently Running With Scissors:
675 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Purple Rit at home Dye Job :)  (Read 1827 times)
Tags for this thread: dye_clothes , dyeing , upcycle  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
cranberrry2001
« on: March 23, 2013 02:43:32 PM »

This is the first time I've attempted to dye anything besides my hair Wink.

I got this tank through a sale online and thought it would be much, much pinker, and lighter - so... light pink Smiley. But noooo... it was more like a nude color. When I put it on it looked like I was naked minus any obvious curve lines lol. Smiley this would not do! *think, think, think* I have a few packets of Rit dye from freecycling and purple? Why not try purple... Smiley so today I let the magic happen Smiley

I posted up a quick tutorial on my blog following the instructions for a single smaller item and used the bucket method. Here is the after and before pics Smiley all in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Smiley

Have you ever dyed something? If so what was it? How did it turn out?

After:


Before:


« Last Edit: March 23, 2013 04:06:06 PM by cranberrry2001 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Andrea_c
Offline Offline

Posts: 121
Joined: 05-Oct-2005

Crafting is life's engine.


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013 06:58:39 PM »

Looks great,wouldn't have known
THIS ROCKS   Logged
cranberrry2001
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013 07:22:58 PM »

woo hoo Smiley Thanks Andrea! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5498
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013 09:54:57 AM »

Great job, I've never had great luck with dying.  It was never uniform...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
cranberrry2001
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013 11:10:48 AM »

thank kjlutz! My camera didn't pick it up too well but there are some color variations. I'm just thankful it's no longer nude color Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jenleahlynn
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013 12:19:39 PM »

I like the variation. I've done tie dye, but also dye in a spray bottle to create an ombr look, or bleach in a spray bottle to create a pattern. Usually after I've already got a spot on something. Lighter weight fabric in a pale color does best. I tried a faded pair of jeans and the color barely shows.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jenleahlynn
-i love to try new crafts, and learn new techniques. my strength is color pencils, but i also scrapbook, stitch, crochet, bead, any excuse to head to the craft store!

harry potter craft along
teesha moore patch swap
breaking dawn swap
ongoing atc swap
cranberrry2001
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013 01:13:37 PM »

jenleahlynn oh - I like the spray bottle idea! I bet the ombre effect would be fun on lots of things Smiley Thanks for the idea!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013 07:50:29 AM by cranberrry2001 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Alexus1325
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013 05:23:26 PM »

WOOHOO! Way better than nekkid Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

cranberrry2001
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013 09:20:08 AM »

Alexus! Cheesy It's true - almost makes it okay to go outside of the house now Wink tee hee Smiley Thank you! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 30498
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013 06:12:06 AM »

The color is wonderful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Blog!
My pinterest
Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Birthday Favor Packets
How to Make Halloween Decorations
How to Make Gumball Costume For Halloween
How to Silk Dye Eggs For Easter
How to Upcycle Plastic Bottles Into Flowers
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.