Thursday, 27 February 2020

Tie Dye Garden and Tutorial

Hello and Welcome

Trying something new out today.  I think it's so fun to play with a new technique and I wanted to show you how easy it and I could use the inks I already have on hand.  I read the tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers but decided to take some pics so you could see how I did it.

So here's what I did.

I began with a plain, white coffee filter from the Dollar Store.  

I scrunched it all up into a ball creating lots of creases and folds.

I opened the filter up, sprayed with water and gathered it together from the center out....sort of like holding a fan shape.

I took my Distress Oxide ink pads and rubbed it directly onto the filter, rotating it as I went along.

After I was happy with the inking, I opened the filter up and flattened it out to reveal this.
*when you open it up if there isn't enough inking on spots, just refold and ink again*

So when the inked filter was all nice and dry, I glued it onto a piece of heavy cardstock, folding over the edges and gluing them around the back.
Use a glue stick to adhere as the liquid glue will most likely make a mess.
I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment using some Versafine black ink.
I die-cut the flowers and glued them over the bkg.
I mounted it all onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Use Your Stuff- CIRCLES
Try if On Tuesday- GO GREEN or RECYCLE

Stamps- Live, Laugh (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide (TH); Versafine
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- coffee filter; Meadow Clover die (Poppystamps); Tall Sketch Flowers die
(Poppystamps); Mister (TH); Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow, what a great idea. The end result is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Pat said...

What a clever technique Karen and the finished result is so bright and pretty, and love the contrast of the black inked sentiment with the white die cut flowers. Gorgeous! x

Mrs A. said...

This looks fabulous. I have heard of this technique but not tried it. Your tutorial makes it look very easy. Hugs Mrs A.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! What a cool technique Karen...thanks so much for all the pictures as I would definitely like to try this!! Your card came out absolutely STUNNING! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Karen such a great technique. Love the effect and need to get my coffee filter out :)

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful result from a fun technique Karen. It really does look like tie dying! Love how you finished the card too

Lori m said...

Clever technique, thank you for sharing the idea and your stunning card, hugs, Lori m

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ww, Karen, very clever, don’t drink coffee and not sure what coffee filets are but reckon it would work with scrunched up tissue paper come to think of it have done it that way a few years ago now in 2018!
Well done, a circle gives tie-dye affect... all way back from 1970s!!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

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Lin said...

What an interesting technique, Karen - love your results! Shades of tie-die!

Donna Ellis said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I love that you did this with a coffee filter. Back in 2000, we did this with paper towels, reinkers and glue (believe it or not), and the result was fantastic. But the coffee filters have a much better texture for this technique, and your results are beautiful, Karen, with the "round" filter compared to the square towels. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the tutorial! BTW, your sparkling card looks amazing! hugs, de

I Card Everyone said...

Karen this is such a fun technique, and you've aced it, my friend! What a trip back in time this is … lookin' so groovy!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Karen for sharing your photos for your tie dyed coffee filter. Your card is so beautiful and artsy. Loved your color choices and die cut flowers and sentiment too. Hugs..Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful background for your garden beauties. I love the colors.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is incredibly unique and I would NEVER have guessed how you created it had you not shared it with us. What a lovely way to Go Green and recycle at Try it on Tuesday.

cuilliesocks said...

Totally stunning design Karen, I love the colours and those delicate die cut flowers. What a super technique, thank you for the photos of how to do, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the fun technique Karen and another one for my to do list. I so enjoy learning new techniques. The background filter looks like it is radiating out and has produced a stunning effect. Fabulous card and love the delicate die cut flowers too x.

Cath Wilson said...

Fabulous effect, Karen. It's a bit 'tie die-ish', for want of a better adjective, lol. I love the way it turned out! I may just have to try this one out myself.
Thank you so much for linking to Try it on Tuesday's Go Green challenge.
Cath x

Cath Wilson said...

Sorry :-( I really must learn to read things properly before I comment - you even called it a Tie Dye technique. I love the dies you used with this - it looks amazing.
Cath x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed with the filter paper, clever lady, colours are gorgeous.xx

Bobby said...

It's easier to do than I thought. Thanks for sharing, Karen.

Susan said...

Wonderful technique to create a tie dye look! Gorgeous colour combination too!

Marjut said...

Fantastic project. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Loll said...

Such a fun and cool technique, Karen! Love the tie-dye background with the lovely white die-cut flowers. xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Karen, a fabulous background - thank you for sharing the process, I might have to give it a try.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning card! The dye technique that you used to create the background looks amazing - I love it 😁. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Teri S. said...

How very cool is that!! Thanks for the pictures to go along with the explanation Karen.