Hey friends! I know it's been a while since I last blogged, but things have been SO hectic around here!! We got the floors done in our living room and hallway by a friend of ours, and that had our house all messed up for a week.
Then, this last week a friend and I tore out the carpet in my craft room and did the floor in there. I had surgery 2 days after that so I've been down since last friday and my recovery is going to be a LONG one.
So, I've not been doing much, but I'm hoping this weekend I'll be able to get stuff out of the closet where I stacked it all, and get it all put away and sorted. I am going to ask hubby to help me move the stuff out of the closet and set it on the floor or my table. that room looks like a whole new room! I'm super excited to get it all finished.
but, before my surgery, I got a bunch of tim holtz alcohol inks. I've never used them before, and i was SO anxious to try them! so, I decided to dye some skittles (or dew drops as some call them). I had a BLAST!
I used 14 different colors and dyed 20 skittles of each color. they came out REALLY good. the only 2 colors that I'm not pleased with are the gold and silver from the metallic mixatives set. I can see where the color didn't fully coat (even though i did 2 coats of each color) and you can see small scrapes of the color come off. But, it's handmade, it isn't meant to be perfect!
Here is what I started with
In the above photo are all the colors I had. I have 4 sets and those sets are: Gold and Silver Mixatives, Cabin Cupboard, Nature Walk, Dockside Picnic and Summit View.
I used small baggies, size 3in x 4in and used about 3-4 drops of each color. I labeled the baggies of what color I used, and then just let them dry when I finished, that way I can re-use them later. No waste!!
Here are the sets when I was finished.
I started off with some clear skittles. You can buy a huge bag of them (12 oz.) at Michaels for 5.99 there must be at least 1000 of them in the bag! i made all of these and it didn't even put a small dent in the amount I had in my jar. lol
They came out very nice!
the more drops of AA you use, the darker the color.
I also have the blending solution, and from what I understand, you can mix that with colors and it will make new colors. I haven't tried it yet, but that will be my next project.
I like the wax paper because it's cheap and a little goes a long way!
here is the set when I put them all in a baggy together once they dried. I LOVE the rainbow of colors :)
Well that was my fun project, just wanted to share!
Keep on Scrappin' and please, be kind to one another!