did you mix the rit with acetone? that will make it sink right in tho the plasticspitfire wrote:I made a jig to try tie dye disc. I cut the bottom out of a 5 gallon bucket and cut a piece of wood to fit inside the bucket. I then put a dowel into the center of the wood so I could attach it to the chuck in my drill. I would use double sided tape to secure the disc to the wood inside the bucket. I did this to keep the mess down and use the drill to make the dye spin on the disc. The jig worked great but rit dye did not do so good with this method. Either is was to runny or to thick. I could not get the right formula. Also, for me rit dye works much better when some heat is used and that is hard when doing this method. I did boil some dye and use an eye dropper and that didn't work either. The dye came out really light. I think the best bet here is to find out the kind of dye the pro's use(good luck) or to buy the dye from Dr. Dye which I think would work great for this(but I have never used it before). It is on my list of things to try.
spitfire wrote:yeah I did try mixing it with acetone as well. For me it makes it real gritty when trying to make the dye thicker. Any tips on that?
RustyP wrote:I think most of the "tie-dye" discs you see are actually "fly-dye" or "spin-dye"....meaning that you drip various colors on the top of the disc then rotate/spin it fast enough that the dye runs towards the edges. Never tried it myself and I'm not even sure that's how its done...but that's the way all mine look.
Reminds me of the late 80s / early 90s when I could go to the mall and make a splatter/spin t-shirt using the same method at a little kiosk in front of JC Penny's
Dickies wrote: I know what you mean, but I was thinking more along the lines of this:
edrift101 wrote:Dickies wrote: I know what you mean, but I was thinking more along the lines of this:
That looks like it would be fairly easy to paint. Try using Rit and a watercolor brush. Do one color, then come back with the other color. A couple layers of dye should create the uneven dye and color mix.
Dickies wrote:How well does painting on the dye work? Do you heat the dye up first, or do you need a more concentrated solution, or would you just get the liquid RIT?
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