April 1, 2007

Dyed Tags

These are the shipping tags I recently dyed. I used Easter Egg dye...the tablets you melt in water. Someone on Stampers Corner Yahoo group suggested dyeing tags using the Easter egg colors so I decided to give it a try. I didn't use vinegar in any of them...just water. I also mixed some colors. It gives you a good way to use up Easter egg dye after the kids (or you) are finished dying their eggs. I will use these for tag books, ATCs, etc. I then heat set the dye by ironing them after they dried. These will probably get a coat of gel medium after they are collaged, etc. It was tons of fun as you can see in the picture, I just couldn't stop dying them.


Susan N said...

Very cool Vivi!!!

Sandy said...

The colors look like Spring. What fun!

Dianne said...

Hello Viv
These tags are gorgeous, I have looked through your whole blog and I have to tell you your art quilts a brilliant work, I really love them..

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Very nice. Do you dip the tags in the dye, or paint it on? Also where do you buy shipping tags? Or are these the ones you buy in craft stores?

Vivian said...

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments! I hope to make some tag books. I just dipped the tags in the Easter egg dye, some I had to soak to get the color I wanted. The shipping tags are sold in a box of 500 at most office supply stores. Thanks again,