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Topic: Color Splash Feathers - Food Coloring Dye Tutorial  (Read 1346 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. If someone wants to swap for them, or I'm already mailing you something let me know. 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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