Sharing a Tutorial Dying Fabric and Paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Creating dyed fabric and papers is so easy using Tattered Angels. In this tutorial I’ll show you just how easy it is to create beautiful items to use in your junk journals.
Tutorial Dying Fabric and Paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists Video.
Supplies used for the Tutorial Dying Fabric and Paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
- Unbleached Muslin
- TAGM – Dried Lavender
- All the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
- Paint Brush
- Measuring Cup
- Bowl or container that will hold about two cups of liquid
- 9 x 12 baking sheet with a lip
Let’s begin this Tutorial Dying Fabric and Paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. First thing I would suggest is to have a work surface that is okay to get messy, just in case! I have a Fiskars Self Healing cutting mat on my work desk. It is easy to clean up, but if you spill a dark color of TAGM it could stain.
Unbleached muslin is a great fabric for this project. Tear into one inch strips selvage to selvage. This will give a very nice long strip that could be used in many ways. Sometimes I like to use them as ties for a journal so having the long strips is helpful.
Find a bowl or a container that will hold about two cups of liquid. This will be helpful when dunking the fabric so that it doesn’t spill over the sides.
Pour about one cup of water in to the container and then about a tablespoon or two of TAGM into the water, stir. Dunk the fabric strip(s) into the water. I found that about two long strips at a time works best, too much fabric and it can’t soak up the dyes.
Once the fabric is the desired color (leave longer or add more color if you want darker) squeeze out the excess liquid and then hang to dry. Save the liquid, we are not done yet! You can also put the fabric strips inside a laundry bag and throw into the dryer, or even use an iron.
When the fabric is dry you can use it to make all kinds of items for your junk journal. I like to iron my flat, but it isn’t necessary, depends on the look you like.
To dye paper, grab a baking sheet that has a lip. I found some at Dollar Tree that were 9 x 12 and have about a 3/4 inch lip. Lay the paper in the pan and use a paint brush to paint the liquid on the paper. Or get a deeper pan and stack a bunch of papers and pour the liquid over the paper. I like painting the paper so that I know it gets a good coat of dye.
The paper can sit in the liquid for a while, I’ve even left it for a few hours. Pour off the excess liquid (this can be saved if desired or thrown out). Allow the paper to dry, or speed the process by using a heat tool, iron etc.
This paper will be a lighter color than the fabric, but blends well together.
See how easy this Tutorial Dying Fabric and Paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists was?
How would you use your new dyed fabric and paper in your projects? I plan to use mine to create elements for junk journals.
Come hang out at my next live stream, July 26th at 3:45 pm central standard time as I create a junk journal live and I’ll use some of the fabric and paper.
Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.
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