Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tye-Dye Glassware

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Supplies Needed: Glassware from Dollar Tree, or glass ornament, tissue paper, about 3 colors of ink refill, alcohol, mod podge, sponge brush, heat gun.

Fold tissue into small, ‘football-shaped’ piece and tie with small rubber band. 

Drip ink onto ends of ‘football’, one color for each of the 3 corners.  gift class 005





Then place about an ounce of alcohol in 3 small cups and drop several drops of one color of ink into each one.  Then dip the coordinating end of the ‘football’ into it’s color of alcohol and then turn it up so that it drains to the center of the ‘football’.  After the tissue paper is pretty saturated, lay it on something plastic and let it sit for 15-60 minutes (the longer it sits the more the colors will blend).  I used my heat gun to dry it then as I tried to open up the paper (if it’s not dry, it will tear as you open it). 

gift class 007 Now you’re ready to cut it to size and apply as directed below. 

Colors for these: L: Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, marina Mist; M: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey; R: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron


Apply Mod Podge to one side of glassware, then lay on your piece of tissue paper.  Then fold it back and add Mod Podge to the next area, then lay paper over, repeat til you’ve covered the whole thing.  Go around and press down making sure everything is glued in place.  Let it sit upside down to dry or heat dry with heat tool.  Once dry, add a coat of Mod Podge to the outside, you can add a second coat if you don’t think it’s even enough. 

If you’re applying to something round like a Christmas ball, you may choose to tear off small pieces and glue them on as you go because it won’t be possible to put a whole flat piece on smoothly.

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