Username Post: Hints on dying white lace black...        (Topic#1581737)
ScrappyMama6
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I have tons of white lace and want to try dying some of it black.

Is there an easy way to do this, or just use the RIT dye? It's for an altered item so it won't be washed or handled much, if that makes a difference as to the product or technique used.

Thanks for your suggestions!


 
cindy312
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In response to ScrappyMama6

If you only need a small amount, I'd use shoe polish, Staz-On, or even a Sharpie. The easiest would be a black mist, sprayed into a baggie. I have a bad history with Rit die, especially the very dark colors! Of course, tons of people dye stuff with no problem, but I've had just about every problem you can imagine.

Cindy


 
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  • Rae_M on 10-15-12 09:26 AM
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I agree- black mist is the way to go. Or, you can use Distress Stain. I also linked a couple of other products that would be good for this.


 
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I agree with what was already said. If it is not loads and loads that needs to be dyed I would just mist it. I do this all the time for lace or other trim or lace flowers. I am finding the Heidi Swapp Color Shine to have lots of deep color and covers chipboard or lace well.


 
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  • Vae on 10-15-12 10:26 AM
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I have used distress ink to dye small amounts of lace. I bet the distress stain would be awesome.


 
ScrappyMama6
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In response to Vae

Thanks guys! I do already have Stayzon in black so I may try a bit of that on a very tiny piece. If its not what i need ill get a mist and do that!

Thank you!!


 
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In response to ScrappyMama6

Another vote for mist


 
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If its natural the tim holtz inks and stains will be perfect. If its acrylic, they may or may not stick.


 
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I rather use mist. It will be faster and you can control how light or dark you want it to be.


 
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In response to ScrappyMama6

I did a short piece with TH Distress Stain, very easy. But I think if I was going to do a lot and wanted Black, I would use Rit Dye. Depends on the amount of lace you want to stain.


 
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I tried the Stayzon this am on a small of and it turned out nice, just not quite dark enough, but I'm going to try to do it again. I may try the dye, do more than I need for this project just to have some on hand.


 
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I've dyed lace and ribbon with my Copic markers.


 
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  • dollscrap Said:
I've dyed lace and ribbon with my Copic markers.


Me too. I coloured crochet cotton with my red Copic marker to crochet a little scarf for a football card for my BIL. It was red and white striped, with no knots!

A black Copic would work if it was a small amount of lace and you let it dry properly.

Let us know what worked? I'm interested now.


 
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In response to RedSquirrel

I use black mist for sure!


 
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Watered down acrylic paint works too. I usually dye my ribbon and laces with mists or distress stains


 
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I have died white ribbon and lace with my inkpads and it turns out pretty good.


 
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I buy white ribbons, laces, doilies and flowers and then have a colour day. I use inks,sprays and paints to colour in batches and also do a few chipboards at the same time. I also paint items with glimmer glaze and crackle paints. Just try everything as you'll get some awesome finishes. Start with a lighter colour and then add a bit more as you go along. This gives you a range of items in the same colour block but with variations. Then when you scrap you'll have something unique. For black I just use a craft spray paint and do a batch of items and chipboards at the same time.


 
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