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Using Crepe Paper to Dye Paper
January 5th, 2012 by Craftylocks

 

Let your imagination run wild with this technique. You can make random patterns or mosaic pictures using this technique and it is lots of fun.

What you will need;
Crepe paper in different colors
Sheets of printer paper
Spray bottle of water
Tray

Lay a sheet of paper on the tray. Place the pieces of crepe paper in the pattern you wish.

Spray liberally with water. The more water you spray on the crepe paper the more intense the color transferred. Do not be afraid of getting the paper quite wet.

Lay another sheet of printer paper over the wet crepe paper and put another layer of crepe paper. Continue with as many layers as you wish making sure you spray water over each layer. It is a bit like making a lasagna and it means you will have paper dyed on both sides.

Press down to make sure the water penetrates and leave for 10 minutes. Remove layers and hang each sheet to dry.

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5 Responses  
dawnie Jensen writes:
March 9th, 2012 at 9:39 am

you are right about the “fun” part – somewhow our crepe paper failed to transfer properly – will give it another go – not sure exactly why ours did not transfer completely – the parts that did look very cool so we want it take care dawnie and family

Craftylocks writes:
February 4th, 2012 at 12:13 am

Wishing you good luck and colorful crepe paper:-)

Craftylocks writes:
February 4th, 2012 at 12:12 am

What a cool idea to adopt a kiwi. We have seen them lots up close and personal, there are a few places around NZ that breed them and have buildings set up that are dark during the day and lit at night so that daytime visitors can see this very strange and very cool nocturnal bird. It is an eerie experience tiptoeing through a dark forest inside a building spying on them.

dawnie writes:
January 26th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

are ya’all familiar with savethekiwi.org – we want to “adopt” one – have you guys seen one up close and personal – they look sooo cute – interesting birds – have you ever been to Rainbow Springs where they look after them – thanks

wnie writes:
January 26th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

giving this a go tommorrow – wish us luck

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