Rachel Faucett is the author of the well-loved DIY crafts blog Handmade Charlotte. When she's not working as a designer for major brands like Anthropologie, Coats & Clark, and Plaid Enterprises, you can find her crafting on her farm outside of Atlanta with her husband and five children. She has a weekly column on Babble Voices and also contributes regularly to the Martha Stewart Living Blog, MAKE, HGTV, and more.
In this episode of 60 Second Craft, we’ll be using color dyes to create paper with explosions of color. The applications are endless – gift wrap, envelopes, paper airplanes… the only limit is your imagination.
A word of warning: things can get messy when using color dyes, the kind of messy that doesn’t come out so easily. Just remember that making a mess is half the fun!
The Step-By-Step Tutorial
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Getting Started: What You Need
For this project, you will need Rit Dye in a variety of your favorite colors white card stock or butcher paper on a roll. You will also need plastic squeeze bottles to mix and apply the dye. Plastic gloves are optional, but this is dye and it does stain :)
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A big thanks to my friends Christy and Leeman for shooting the video!