The napkins I made there turned out really nice and so I wanted to dye another set of napkins to give as a present.
I bought 6 heavy cotton napkins and went to work. I had decided (together with my boyfriend) that the colours that looked the best were Copper and Aqua.
|Still looking allright, I thought they would be beautifull!|
Somehow three things went wrong with this project..
1. the cotton was too thick
2. the dye was too diluted
3. why did I think that using copper coloured dye is a good idea for napkins?
It looks like someone with a beard has already used them and smeared brown gravy all over them!
I had decided that I wanted the colours to be a pastel shade, so I used less dye than supposed to. And because of the thickness the paint has spreaded quite wide and the lines are very blurry.
So I guess no napkins as a present any time soon..
|You can kinda see the shapes, but the aqua paint doesn't show at all|
|Definetely not the result I was going for..|
On the bright side, I did however paint some other cotton too, two parts which I dyed in an emersion bath with the left over colours from the napkins, and one bigger part which I used the powder paint to create little speckles of colour! I love that you can see how the paint is build up out of different colours when you lightly dust it onto the wet fabric.
I already have a project lined up for this fabric so keep an eye out for it! I'm just waiting for the mailman to arrive..
|Speckles of colour|
Note: you have to wear a mask when you use the paint as powder, since it is really bad for your lungs..