I was recently invited to join the Rit Dyesigner Network. This was really exciting for me because it means I learn about the new products coming out more quickly and I'm able to experiment with them. It also means I get to share these fun and new products with you. Win-win!!
Rit Dye can be used for much more than just fabric. One of my favorite uses for it is as a stain for wood. It adds gorgeous color while still allowing the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through.
For this project I used a 12x12 pressed cardboard plaque, a 12x12 piece of glittered scrapbook paper, a scrolled laser-cut plaque, a tiny clothespin, Aqua Blue craft paint, and Kelly Green and Lemon Yellow Liquid Rit Dye. I always find the most beautiful paper from Michael's!!
First, I mixed the Kelly Green dye with hot water in a glass jar to create the first layer of stain. I brushed two coats on the wood plaque using a sponge brush. I was looking for a lime green tint so I created a Lemon Yellow stain using the same method and added 4 more coats.
Next, I painted the clothespin my favorite Aqua Blue. I clipped the pin on the end of a screwdriver so that I could easily paint the whole surface.
When the wood plaque and clothespin had dried completely, I glued the pin to the wooden plaque, and then the wood plaque to the scrapbook paper.
I decided to clip a quote on the plaque so I used my Silhouette Cameo on the sketch pen setting to make a little card.
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