This post is brought to you by Martha Bonneau from Mugsyboo.
When you think of DIY hand dyed projects, those using fabric (and maybe Easter eggs!) are probably the first things to come to mind. Alcohol inks, mists and other colorful sprays have been a popular way to add the dyed effect to paper crafting projects like cards and scrapbook layouts, but did you know you could actually dye paper? By using water-colors, dyes, and even Kool-Aid (yes, that Kool-Aid) you can create many of the same techniques used on fabric but on paper instead. You can easily achieve techniques like those used in making hand dyed greeting cards, wrapping paper , and even retro tie-dyed paper with supplies and products you already have either in your craft stash or kitchen. The next time you are in the kitchen think about what is in your cabinets….coffee, tea, and even brightly colored drink mixes make perfect, and cost effective, dyes. Here are 20 ideas on how to dye paper and how to use your hand dyed paper in DIY projects.
Hand Dyed Tags & Cards
Tie Dye on Paper
From The Kitchen
Dip Dyed DIY
Have you dyed anything at home before…paper or fabric?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.