{pssst…pretend it’s Tuesday} I was debating whether or not to make this seem really hard so that I look like a crafting genius, but I couldn't lie. It's so simple it's ridiculous!!!! I had a hard time deciding on an idea for Project Run & Play's color challenge. I just wasn't inspired by any fabrics, so I decided to try my hand at making my own....on Wednesday...Friday at 8 is the deadline....probably not the best plan. I was going to ombre dye something purple, but it's sooooo popular right now that I couldn't bring myself to do it. The lovely Audrey Hepburn came to my rescue with Funny Face and the 'Think Pink' song. Hello, inspiration!

I wanted the look to scream a color and this definitely does! Think Pink people!



The possibilities for this are endless, I'm itching to try some more ideas! For this fabric I used a light pink 100% cotton and rit dye. Prepare your fabric according to the dye instructions.
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I cut out my skirt fabric and sewed the front and back together so I would know exactly where I needed the words to be. Lay out your fabric on a flat surface where nothing will be able to disturb it for a few hours. I laid mine out on our patio table on top of a cheap plastic tablecloth. Make sure to secure anything that you are laying your fabric on top of so it doesn’t blow around and land on top of your fabric. Which would be baaaaad! See that regular old WASHABLE Elmer’s school glue up there? Take it and draw any design you so desire. Obviously I wrote “Think Pink” about a billion times. The design you draw will stay the original color of the fabric, make sure you take that into account. DSC_0312-002
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Make sure it is COMPLETELY dry! I let mine dry overnight since the glue was so thick. It will look like this.DSC_0331-002
Now it’s time to dye it and make it fabulous! I didn’t follow the directions. Yep, that’s right, me…not following directions, craziness! I didn’t want to soak the fabric in the dye for 30 minutes because the glue would start to dissolve and basically ruin everything. So I made the dye super concentrated to dye it faster. Instead of mixing the pack of dye with 3 gallons of water I only used 1.5 gallons. Add your fabric, I swear that is dye and not a bucket of blood. Ew.
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Keep a close eye on the glue and make sure it isn’t softening up. Take it out when the color looks good and rinse it following your dye directions. The glue will be all slimy and gross. My glue was so thick that I laid the fabric out again and scraped the big parts off with a butter knife and rinsed it again. Once it seemed like the glue was gone, I threw it in the washer on gentle and dried it with air only. I ended up with this fabulousness! Dying of cute!
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Use as desired! I’d love to see any projects you make using this process, shoot me an email with pictures and I’ll feature you! Craft on!DSC_0567-002 DSC_0472-002
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7 Comments

  1. Brilliant. We'll have to try it. I don't think I can write that neatly with glue though.

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  2. It's not hard at all! And I have reallllllly bad handwriting! Let me know how it turns out!

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  3. Thanks for sharing how you did this, Stephanie. Hope you don't mind, but I've pinned this for future reference...

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  4. Just saw this over at Project Run and Play... I love it! I would never have thought of doing the glue words with the dye like this. Great idea!

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  5. awesome! i've tried batiking before and its always ended in disaster. I can never get the wax out. Thanks for the great idea!

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  6. I think I'll try putting the glue in a cheap pastry bag with a writing tip...

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