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Batik Dye Paper Flowers

 

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

Rit Products Used

 

You'll Also Need

  •   Festive White Paper Flowers_assorted sizes_by Prima Marketing

  •    Batik-EZ Resist Medium by Crafter’s Pick™

  •    Small White Favorite Findings Buttons by Blumenthal

  •    Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger Industries

  •    90 Lb. Watercolor Paper by Strathmore for leaves and backing

  •    Zip Dry Paper Glue or Clear Glue Dots or Glue Gun

  •    Small Paint Brushes

  •    Microwave or Heat Tool by Darice

  •    Adhesive Pin Back by Darice (optional)

Step By Step

  1. Protect work area with newspapers or plastic.

  2. Mix Rit Dye: Note: For darker shades, use more dye.

  3. Powder: Mix 2 teaspoons dye and ½ cup hot tap water; stir well.

  4. Liquid: Mix 1 teaspoon dye and ½ cup hot tap water; stir.

  5. Using a small paint brush apply Batik-EZ to petals of flowers, either in the veins or on the tips, or near the center. Repeat on several different size flower petals. Flowers will be layered together. Let dry or use a heat tool.

  6. Paint, dip, or spray dye on flower petals.

  7. Dry flower petals in the microwave: Line bottom of microwave with paper towels.

  8. Place the dyed flower petals in the microwave and set on High for 1 - 2 minutes.

  9. Layer and glue 2 to 5 flower petals together. In center of flower, glue a dyed button or dab of glitter glue.

  10. Leaves: Cut leaf shapes from watercolor paper and dye green. Glue leaves to underside of flower. Or, dye one flower petal green to use as leaves.

  11. To make a pin, attach pin back to underside of flower.

 

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