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Grace Gresser replied to Linda Lantz's discussion Making your own Alcohol Dyes
"Rit dye?  On Alcohol Ink Artists on Facebook they are using old marker pens in alcohol and something else, you could go on their site and check it out. "
59 minutes ago
Linda Lantz posted a discussion

Making your own Alcohol Dyes

Has anyone attempted to make their own formula of alcohol dye?  I am very tempted.  I had purchased lots of powdered Rit dye to dye reed for basket weaving.  And I want to use up my stash of Rit dye.  I then bought a can of denatured alcohol and some 2 oz. plastic bottles.  Has anyone had success doing this.  I can't really afford all the different brands of dyes and I think making my own would be more economical.  What say you?  LindaSee More
3 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on joyce de ruyter's photo

Gourd Bowl

"Nice job Joyce"
3 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on joyce de ruyter's photo

Gourd Bowl

"I like the total look and colors of this piece."
4 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Leslie Hargrove's photo

gourd nativity

"Very cute!"
4 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on GAE Challenge's photo


"I love leaf pieces.  Nice work."
4 hours ago
Karan McManis commented on Alice Pawlowski's photo

pointsetta & holly bowls

"Your painting is so beautiful and the carving together is very outstanding.  Love this gourd."
12 hours ago
Helen Child commented on Brenda Jamison's photo


"Nice job.  The design and execution is really good."
12 hours ago
Helen Child commented on randy storm's photo


"A very cute gourd gathering."
12 hours ago
Helen Child commented on randy storm's photo


"These must be tiny! Beautiful."
12 hours ago


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