Lisa Kettell Designs
By Lisa Kettell
February 5, 2014
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As a scrapbooker and mixed media artist, I love consuming as many embellishments as I can. Sometimes buying embellishments can get costly even pre-colored mini wood clips which come in many styles in the store, which you get around 5-10 pieces for about $3.00-$6.00. But for $1.00 I bought 100 natural mini wood clips at the dollar store. Then I used left over Rit Dye Baths (I save my dye baths in jars and containers for more use) and dyed them in different colors. Once dyed you can use them in all your projects.
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
Unfinished/Natural mini wood clips
Medium sized plastic container
plastic table cover
salt white vinegar
Step By Step
Mix 2 tablespoons Rit liquid dye in color of choice, 1 tablespoon white vinegar with 1 1/4 cups hot water in a plastic or metal bowl and stir. Let steep for 10 minutes. For good hot water, heat some in the microwave in a glass bowl for 2 minutes. Repeat this process for each Rit Dye color.
Place unfinished/natural tone mini wood clips into the dye solution, let set for 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove the dyed wood clips when desired color is achieved and place onto a foil pan. Let dry. Repeat for each color of dye.
Tips/Tricks: -Use a hair dryer or heat gun to speed up the drying process -Mix Rit dyes for more color choices.-Create Ombre clips, by dipping your dyed clips 1/2 way into another dye bath. -Dip your dyed clips in glue and dip into glitter or sequins.