For paper-crafters who are interested in making their own tie dye paper. This fun and messy tie dye paper "recipe" leads to lots of fun with the kids and several sheets of pretty paper for scrapbooking and card making!
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By Kirsten from Kingsville, TX
This sounds like loads of fun and I want to try it. I have been on a tiedying kick anyway. But am wondering where in the heck do you get card stock? I live in a small town with basically only a walmart so kindof limits things. Does posterboard work?? Just cut it to fit maybe the envelopes?? Our walgreens has posterboard on sale right now i think for 10 cents maybe. Anyway, cheap. And dollar tree has it 3/1.00. can't wait to try it.
I bet Wal-Mart has cardstock, sometimes it is also knows as "cover stock". It usually is a 80 lb. stock or higher. It is basically just thick paper. You could also use watercolor paper or any thicker paper. If you have a FedEx/Kinko's or another copy store in your area, they would sell it by the sheet and also by the ream. The per sheet price would be OK, if you only want a few, but if you want a lot, look for a paper supplier or office supply store. Another place would be craft stores, scrapbook suppliers, etc.
Good luck, I haven't ever seen paper done quite like this. We used to do something when I was in school with ink and oil in the water that would turn out like this but I don't remember how to do it now.
I've done this technique before. I learned it from Dee Gruenig of Posh. It is sooo simple and really pretty. Another really pretty technique is instead of immediately putting the paper in the shaving cream, let the shaving cream sit for an hour or so until it has more of a "foamy" look instead of "whipped cream" look. It gives a lacy print.
I am trying to make invites for my dads 70's themed 50th bday party and I can't seem to find any appropriate printer paper so this sounds like a way to make the kind of paper I want. Does anybody know if this does ok when you put it through a printer?
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