Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Twill

Happy Tuesday :)  Did you have a good Monday?  Mine flew by, which is always fabulous when a Monday does that, don't you think? 

Over the weekend I was able to try my hand and using my spray mists to dye my own twill.  Now I had seen people using spray mists to dye seam binding ribbon but I couldn't find seam binding ribbon in the store and I'm way too impatient to wait for the post office to deliver.  So when I saw someone, Michelle Wooderson maybe, mention that they dyed twill tape with spray mists I knew I HAD to try it!

I bought my twill tape at Joann's, near where the thread and zippers were.  Mine was white to begin with.






I covered my work surface with a plastic grocery sack and sprayed my twill tape with my October Afternoon Sprinklers, in various colors.  Sort of mopping up the excess ink with my twill as I went along, until the whole piece of twill was colored.

Here's my finished product:


How fun does that twill tape look?  Can't wait to start using it!


This shot shows how awesome the Sprinklers covered the twill and also the detail of the twill tape.

I could have let these air dry, but again I'm impatient so I sped up the process with my heat gun and in seconds I these were ready to wrap around the above piece of cardboard.

That's it for today!  I have a card to share tomorrow using some of my new twill, but I also have an idea for a challenge I want to enter, so come back and we'll both be surprised about my post!  Haha!  Thanks for coming by today :)

13 comments:

  1. oh WOW--this is just way tooo awesome! i can't wait to see what you create with these!! just love your ideas becky!

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  2. Brilliant idea! Now this is something I would love to try...thanks for enabling me! :)

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  3. Looks like a great idea! The colors are bright and beautiful, too.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to try this with my distress stains.

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  5. What a great idea! I haven't worked with twill before. This would be a great way to get a perfect custom look.

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  6. you did a fabulous job! Turned out great!

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  7. Wow, those colors look awesome! Nice job Becky :0) Hugs!

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  8. Wow! That came out amazing! And those colors are awesome!

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  9. What a great idea! I have been eyeing those OA Sprinklers but have been resisting so far....I can feel myself weakening after seeing this idea....loves it!

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  10. wow what a geat idea.. thanks for sharing...

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  11. I think I might need to pick up some of those OA Sprinklers now. I've been using my Tattered Angels sprays, but sometimes glimmery isn't great for everything!

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