Tuesday, 13 August 2013

RIT Dyes Blog Hop~

One of the things that I enjoy most about working with a great design team, like the Button Bevy from Buttons Galore & More. Is that on occasion we get to work with products that I may not have used otherwise. This was the case when we were asked to participate in the RIT Dye Blog Hop. As some of you may already know, sewing machines and I do not really get along. So, as a paper crafter I work with fabric on a limited basis. But when I found out about this hop I did a little research and found that these fantastic fabric dyes can be used for so much more than just dying fabric!


Did you know that you can use RIT Dyes as stains for wood? That is exactly what I did for my blog hop project. I took this raw wood tissue box and stained it using Liquid Petal Pink RIT Dye. To create a great accent for a dorm room or even a beautiful teachers gift.

I just poured a small amount into a glass dish and used a foam brush to apply it to the wood.
The photo below shows the top partially stained, so that you could see the difference.


When the stain dried I then applied a coat of matte finish Modge Podge to seal the tissue box.


It was then easy to attach my paper embellishments using my ATG adhesive.
Then I added the Liquid Pearls swirls around the flowers.



I used a mixture of buttons from Buttons Galore & More to coordinate with my patterned papers by Basic Grey.


Thanks for stopping by to see all of our crafty goodness with the so very versatile RIT Dyes.

Check out these links to the rest of the Button Bevy and all of their creations:
For all of you Blog Hoppers out there today make sure you stop by Rit Dyes and use the Promo Cde RIT20 for a great discount!

Make sure you check out Rafflecopter for a chance to win a great prize package.


3 comments:

  1. So excited to see how you did this, I love it!

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  2. Really pretty! Great Job! Holly :-)

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  3. This is so pretty. Great idea to dye wood!

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