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Topic: Kool-Aid dyed shoes with vintage rhinestones! New pics on pg2!  (Read 13187 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006 12:47:59 AM »

Wow, I can't believe you sewed the rhinestones on!
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006 07:32:21 PM »

Wow, I can't believe you sewed the rhinestones on!
OMG! I can't believe I did either! I stare at them in wonder of it all! LOL!

My fingers were almost numb - as I stupidly insisted on using my fingernails as thimbles! I'm too stubborn sometimes...
Anyhoo - here's more pics! I wanted to show the electric blue the Kool-Aid powder turned! I was so intimidated to use it, but it really achieved the aqua I was hoping for!

The rhinestones took like 4 hours to sew on...and the dyeing took all of 40 minutes (in between a few drying sessions). I wanted to redo the footbeds too, but I didn't have enough time Undecided Oh well!

Thanks roskate, Starwings20, noelle, junquette, Stifflersmom, kraphtee87, SidekickFancy,  and Sissychrissy1! I'm still pretty new around here, and your comments mean so much!
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2006 08:46:28 PM »

wow and i was really happy with the shoes i posted but these blew me away!  awesome job--i would never have thought to use kool aid on shoes

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2006 05:02:47 AM »

The electric blue would have been nice, but the color you've ended up with is just so pretty, it's really feminine.  Smiley  And the rhinestones are a beautiful touch.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2006 09:47:28 AM »

The electric blue would have been nice, but the color you've ended up with is just so pretty, it's really feminine.  Smiley  And the rhinestones are a beautiful touch.

LOL! The electric-blueness had me scared senseless before I started! I'm sure you could get that color with the Kool-Aid though, I was just going for a more muted shade than that! The dye seemed to penetrate more where the beading was sewn to the shoe, before it dried it looked kinda runny and blotchy, but it evened out a lot. I only painted on about 4 layers of dye on, but if you did more I bet the color would be much more intense! I was so intimidated to try dyeing, but it turned out to be so much fun!

Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention, but the Kool-Aid left my shoes smelling fruity! Raspberry lemonade smells kinda like Fruity Pebbles!  Grin
And it made my dogs want to lick them! LOL
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2006 03:34:01 PM »

Wow- you achieved such a gorgeous color!!! I'm wondering- Do you know what material those shoes are made of? I'm considering making a dress out of white satin and kool-aid dying it, and i'm wondering if it would work! thanks :-)
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2006 05:55:22 PM »

I'm relatively certain it's some sort of silk - the dye took very well, and I wouldn't expect any kind of poly content to behave that way. Synthetic satin already comes in so many colors it might not be too tough to find it, I think it won't dye very well, though (if you start with white.)

Most natural fabrics take dye pretty well -  wool, silk; watch out for fabrics that are coated, though! I tested a tiny spot before I went to town, and I'd suggest a dye swatch before you go big scale! I've been thinking of trying to handpaint Kool-aid dye onto fabric, I'll be sure to post when I do! Good luck!

Plant materials (cotton, linen, hemp) won't accept kool-aid dyes, for those you'll need actual dye.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2006 07:29:58 PM »

 Shocked wow those are great
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2006 07:08:47 AM »

Woah! Those came out amazing! They look gorgeous, I love the color.
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