This is a small "how to" I put together for dying disc. I am not a pro at this but have put together a simple process to get some nice dye jobs. I got a lot of info on how to do this from a couple diferent websites and thought I would put it all together here.
Find the design that you want to use. For your first dye I would do something on the easy side.
You will want to setup a light box. I used a piece of glass, work lamp and 2 boxes to make the light box as seen below.
Tape your design onto the glass.
Tape on a piece of contact paper over your design on turn on the light so you can trace the design onto the contact paper.
This is what you should have after you trace the design onto the contact paper.
Use an exacto knife, I like the pen style, to cut out the stencil.
Once you cut out the design you want to apply masking tape over the stencil. What you are doing is making a "transfer tape" this keeps all the small pieces in place when transfering the stencil to the disc.
Cut the stencil inside the tape lines so you have something like this.
Now you want to take the stamp off your disc. I like to use laquer thinner but you can also use acetone or carb cleaner.
Now flip the stencil over and start taking off the backing of the contact paper. Start from the inside and work your way out.
This is what it should look like when you take all the backing off.
Apply the stencil to the disk.
Peel off the masking tape making sure the contact paper stays attached to the disc
Once all the masking tape is off now you want to take off the contact paper in the areas that you want the dye to be.
You want to make sure the entire disc is covered by contact paper.
I like to use masking tape to make little handles on the bottom of the disc for putting it into the dye..
This is the dye that you want to use.
You want to bring a pot of water to a boil, then add the dye. I use the whole bag of dye. After you add the dye to the boiling water. Turn off the heat to the water and little site for 10-15 minutes. If you put the disc in when the water is to hot it can start to peel up the contact paper and you will have bleeding. Then just float the disc in the dye. I like to keep it in for about 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes take the disc out of the dye and run it under a steady stream of cold water. Then peel off the contact paper and dry the disc and this is what you will end up with.
I know there is already a tutorial on here but if your like me, the more ideas you see the easier things become.