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DYEING SUCCESS!

DYEING SUCCESS!

by michaela de bruce, August 2, 2014

The charmeuse is indeed totally dyed and currently spinning around in the dryer. Only a short run as it does dry very quickly.

 

The sequins… oooh.. pretty darned cool if you ask me. I haven’t got them quite perfect but I think that is a matter of time and heat and more dye.

 

In all cases the cornflower blue is on the left overdyed aqua green on the right. I wish I’d kept some in reserve. However it works extremely well. My sequin sheeting was not so happy- it’s possibly styrene based? It warped like the blazes. However the uncovered plastic tinted in a pearlised way so I’m going to definitely do some playing around.

I am torn. The color has worked so well but I am not totally happy with the shape.

 

Cersei is the gown that will kill me. Currently going through a yellow oche wash. I think it’s more brick but hey. I hope to pass this one along once she is at the point of decorating. I decided to use the braid on my Elisaa gown instead. Whoops!

 

My headcast had a new layer of PVA added so a photo of it.

 

I am asymmetric but not quite that much in the skull, I may have to sand back on her left a little more. Sigh.

 

And Maleficent battle doll has left the US! Well the NZ Post warehouse.

 

So:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=2049197

Trademe seller of dyes, super prices super fast packaging. It winds up much cheaper to get than from Spotlight and they are really good at replying to emails too 🙂

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop/app?utm_source=sitebar_ph&utm_medium=sitebar&utm_campaign=youshop

NZ Post has set up a means to get products to NZ from US based shops- Maleficent battle doll got processed really quickly 🙂 And repackaged for cheaper shipping.

 

I think I need to get a links page up for all my local and international traders who have been so good.