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Sharpie Dye on Fabric

Hello to you!

I have been experimenting with dyed fabric using Sharpie pens. I used Surgical Spirit, which is the UK version of Rubbing Alcohol which all the online sites I have read, use.

It smells a bit, but the random splotches and marks it produces, more than make up for the stinkyness.

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These were done on hand dyed fabric, and I used an assortment of dots, lines and circles when making the patterns, as I wasn’t sure how the surgical spirit would react. I think it looks cool – so off to make something *proper* now!

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TieDye with acrylic paint!

Hi everyone :D

Today I sewed myself a tote bag, oh yes. But first, I dyed the fabric with acrylic paint…..heat set it, and also ironed it so it set into the fabric. This way it goes into the fabric rather than sit on top of it. It makes the fabric more flexible and less plasticy to the touch.

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This was an experiment, hence the contrasting thread, lol. I think it really worked, so I’m going to make some more. Oh, and its lined by the way, with a matching vibrant green cotton upcycled fabric.

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House On The Hill (Improved Version!)

I sat looking at this painting, wondering what I could do to improve the “blandness” of it. Normally once I finish a project, I simply leave it alone because…..I am too scared to start faffing around with it, in case I *spoil* it. I do have a tendancy to overdo things, and put masses of detail in so it looks less boring(!)

Anyway, I took the plunge with this and added texture for the house and roof, painted the door and cleaned it up. (If only real houses could be transformed like this, haha!)

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I also upped the saturation so it looked less washed out. I think it looks better now – what do you think?