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Topic: Color Splash Feathers - Food Coloring Dye Tutorial  (Read 2604 times)
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« on: September 17, 2018 05:16:14 PM »

Use a plastic bag or plastic wrap.

Each feather is squished up in the plastic separate from the other feathers to keep the dyes from running too much. If you want a more even color or are using one color you can put many feathers together.

Carefully drop color sparsely! It is going to run on its own.

Spritz lightly with vinegar. I use my homemade window cleaner which is 1:1 vinegar water with a drop of blue dye so I remember what it is.

Loosely cover and leave for at least a day.

Dye again if you need more coverage.

Rinse with cold water. Blow dry to fluff and further set the color. I wouldn't consider these color fast for wear in the rain.

These are from my organic chickens. I never have a project for them. I just think they are too beautiful to throw out.







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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018 05:36:17 PM »

Those colors are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! What do you plan to use the dyed feathers for?
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018 05:52:49 PM »

No plans for them. The chickens make so many they end up in the compost. Once in a while I use them here for a swap project. I mostly just put them in a jar like a floral arrangement until they get dusty. I like to make hats and costume pieces but I don't personally have use for more of that. I'm trying to unload my junk doing the kon mari organization thing.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018 09:40:13 AM »

SO cool and awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018 03:27:43 PM »

how clever! love the softness of the colors.
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018 10:34:25 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018 10:43:39 AM »

Beautiful and awesome project.
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018 06:17:49 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

Congrats!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2018 06:43:10 PM »

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018 07:18:48 AM »

These would be great for dreamcatchers!
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