My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

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My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby BennettUA » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:33 am

After getting all the materials this week and reading extensively on how to properly dye discs, I acetoned the stamp off a used Champion Wraith and set out on what I knew would be a challenging dye. I stuck with one color(black), but I had to deal with some very precise lines, lots of corners, and small margins for error.
I am VERY pleased with the result! The dye took longer to get a dark enough black than I thought -- about twenty minutes, so I guess I didn't use enough Rit. No bleeding or air bubbles at all. The "N" in "Thin" didn't soak in through a very rough scuff mark, but you can only see that when held to the light.


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Second dye, thought I'd go even tougher than the Thin Lizzy dye. Starting with used discs so i don't mind if I screw up. This is a Star Valkyrie -- V for Vendetta made simple sense -- V for VALKYRIE!
I did get more small "smear" type bleeds, I think this is from wiping the excess between dyes, I don't know.
This was my first attempt at dual shades of black -- didn't work so well. My first dye was on champion plastic, and therefor took a lot longer to get the black solid enough on the transparent disc. I should've known that on an opaque disc the dye wouldn't take as long to set dark, but live and learn.


Ready for first dip:
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OK, this is what I took off for the second, lighter shade of black. This gives a better idea of what I was originally going for. I only left the disc in for 90 seconds, but it took FAR more dye than I expected.

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Finished~! You really can't see the two different shades of black without staring up close, but I still think it came out well anyway.

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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby domromer » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:02 am

Wow the V one is very cool.
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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby DGjamey » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:07 pm

both are well done, but the v for vendetta is awesome!
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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby marmoset » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:54 pm

BennettUA wrote:...I only left the disc in for 90 seconds, but it took FAR more dye than I expected...


Your grey that turned out too dark will lighten in 2 or 3 weeks. You'll be a little happier with it in the near future.
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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby BennettUA » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:26 pm

marmoset wrote:
BennettUA wrote:...I only left the disc in for 90 seconds, but it took FAR more dye than I expected...


Your grey that turned out too dark will lighten in 2 or 3 weeks. You'll be a little happier with it in the near future.


That would be great! Still, I'm happy with it whether it softens or not. Still glides like a bird!
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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby ChUcK » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:38 pm

marmoset wrote:Your grey that turned out too dark will lighten in 2 or 3 weeks. You'll be a little happier with it in the near future.


Yup. It's easier to shade gray if you have a separate pan of less-concentrated RIT. The lighter the concentration, the more room for error and timing issues. Still looks great, though!
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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby mobster » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:49 pm

F'ing Awesome Dyes!
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Re: My first two dyes: "Thin Lizzy" and "V for Vendetta"

Postby BennettUA » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:53 pm

marmoset wrote:
BennettUA wrote:...I only left the disc in for 90 seconds, but it took FAR more dye than I expected...


Your grey that turned out too dark will lighten in 2 or 3 weeks. You'll be a little happier with it in the near future.


You were right, marmoset! The gray has faded out a bit, especially the lighter gray. I'll take a pic tonight and post.
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