Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ink Techniques: Re-inker Dye

Natural fibres can be dyed with Stampin' Up! re-inkers. Try dying paper and fabric flowers, baker's twine and ribbon. Natural fibres are best, but some synthetics will work. Just remember the dye will bleed if it gets wet.

The flowers and ribbon on this card were dyed with Stampin' Up! ink.

Dyed Paper Flowers
Place a paper flower on a plastic surface. I used a page protector. Spray it with water until wet.
Spray water on the plastic and add drops of re-inker. Spray with water to make the dye run together a little.
 Gently place the wet flower onto the dye to soak up the colours. Be careful! The paper is very fragile when wet.
 Move the flower to a dry surface and remove excess dye with a wet wipe. Let dry completely.

For paler colour add a few drops of re-inker to a small container of water and submerge the flower.

You can use a heat tool to dry the flowers, but be careful not to burn them!

Cut the flower in half.
Curl the side petal and roll the flower.
Place a dot of glue on the last petal and fold it over.

Cut 2 petals from the large green dyed flower. Place a dot of glue at the base of each leaf and fold them over the base of the flower.

 Let the glue dry.
Curl the petals and leaves back to form the flower.

Dyed Ribbon
Spray water on ribbon until wet. Hold the ribbon against the surface of an ink pad with your bone folder. Pull the ribbon to apply ink to one side.
Hold the ribbon against the surface of another ink pad with your bone folder and pull to dye the other side.

Hold the ribbon against your work surface with your bone folder and pull the ribbon to blend the colours in the middle. Let ribbon dry.

Don't use a heat tool to dry the ribbon if it's made from synthetic fibres or it will melt.

-Elements of Style 118611
-Loving Thoughts 125843
-River Rock ink pad 109010
-Perfect Plum ink pad 101437
-Pretty in Pink ink pad 101301
-Pink Pirouette ink refill 111843
-Perfect Plum ink refill 102107
-Certainly Celery ink refill 105230
-Pear Pizzazz ink refill 119674
-River Rock card stock 108640
-Pink Pirouette card stock 111351
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Big Shot 113439
-Labels Collection Framelits 125598
-Oval Frame Embossing Folder 123130
-Lace Ribbon Border punch 122362
-Bone Folder 102300
-water spray bottle
-Whisper White Taffeta ribbon 109070
-Paper Daisies 119243

Dyed Glimmer Paper
Colour Silver Glimmer Paper with Stampin' Up! ink and sponge daubers like the hearts on this card.

Add some drops of Tempting Turquoise ink from a refill bottle to the inside of the ink pad lid. Soak up ink on a sponge dauber and press the ink onto the punched Glimmer Paper heart. Let dry thoroughly.

Apply Melon Mambo ink to the other punched Glimmer Paper heart and let dry.

-A Word for You 117032
-Tempting Turquoise ink refill 111840
-Melon Mambo ink refill 115662
-Baja Breeze ink pad 111833
-Baja Breeze card stock 111352
-Pink Pirouette card stock 111351
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Silver Glimmer Paper
-Big Shot 113439
-Hearts Embossing Folders (set of 3) 125601
-Sponge Daubers 102892
-Heart to Heart punch 119881
-Baja Breeze 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 122964

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