We asked Mara of Neither Snow to share how she created the beautiful escort cards above.
She says it only takes about an hour – not bad! I think you’ll find her tutorial super thorough.
I used cards from the Paper Source in luxe cream and luxe white, which have a visible nubby texture. You will also need 5. containers for the dye, as many shades as you want and sized to your item (I used six), 6. an iron, 7. a plastic spoon, chopstick or other stirring device, 8. a piece of butcher paper or old sheet, 9. rubber gloves.
**About the dye: I used ProMX vanilla bean and peach dye from ProChemical. They have an abundance of information about how to properly dye fabric here. I found ProMX > Immersion most useful. This tutorial assumes that you are dying paper for a craft project (not high art/archival work, etc.). The final results are not colorfast. Also, as a disclaimer: I totally made this method up as I went. I’m sure with enough Googling you’ll find variations that are both simpler and more complex. I recommend doing this project outside if you can, as the dye does stain surfaces.
To achieve this spectrum of shades, disperse different combinations of the tea and dye.
I dyed 10 cards in each bath, 5 of each color. I also reserved 5 of each color (cream and white) which I integrated at the end of the beige spectrum. The vibrantly colored dye (peach, in this case) goes a long way, so be sparing if you are after a subtle look.
In each container, pour 2 cups of boiling water.
Use a chopstick or plastic spoon to stir the clumps of dye until dissolved.
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