Sunday, December 18, 2016

First Bleach, Then Dye, Dye, Dye

bleaching bottle brush trees, dying bottle brush trees
First bleach three hundred and forty tiny bottle brush trees and then dye, dye, dye.


The most time-consuming part of this project is waiting for them dry, dry, dry.

The lighter trees on the screens is how they look after bleaching.

For deep jewel tones, use Distress Ink Spray.

Super messy - worth the trouble.

The rest of the trees were dyed with Rit Dye in a hot water bath with salt added.

 Rose Pink.

Apple Green with a bit of Gold for a vintage look.

 Aqua Blue.

Petal Pink.

About half of the trees have sold, but there are more in Booth W-10, Riverfront Antique Mall, North Augusta, South Carolina.

For more information on bleaching bottle brush trees see these posts:

Bleaching Bottle Brush Trees 
Bottle Brush Trees On Corks 
Bottle Brush Tree Joy 
Bottle Brush Trees On Molds 
Bottle Brush Trees On Blocks 

And PLEASE do not bleach vintage trees!

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  1. you're a crafter for sure! Love the idea and the look of this project. LeeAnna

  2. The pinks are awesome! Wish I was traveling through the town to stop by the shop! I know I would find lots of treasures! Merry Christmas!

  3. I tried and failed! I want some! I guess I will have to make a trip to your booth a high priority!

  4. Love your trees and your booth looks so happy full of these sweet beauties. Thank you for my Pink Trees! Hugs!

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    1. 340 trees !!! oh my GOSH Donna ... what great looking trees. Love the colors ... I even like the apple green. In fact. I love all the colors.
      Happy Christmas.
      Audrey Z.

  6. Wow... 340 of them?! Sheesh you have more dedication and patience than I do for sure!! I love all the beautiful colors!


  7. I think you've just set the tone for next year's colors. You are the Pantone guesser for what's cool. You are a bleaching and dyeing fool!!! Whee! Now, I'd like to see what colors your hands are! I can't wait to see them in use.

  8. Your title made me laugh! And it's so pretty to see all the different colours!


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