My First Dye Project....Reveal

Butterfly0830

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Jul 25, 2009
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Okay, We had a snow storm this week-end, I was bored so I decided to dye my Gerard that I won on ebay. I have never dyed anything before. I used Fiebing's products. I used Fiebing's dye, Fiebing's deglazer, Fiebing's Leather sheen, dauber, tape, small paint brush, cotton pads, gloves and a mask.

Here is the deal....I wanted to dye it yellow. I thought the yellow dye may not cover well over the original tan color. I had some brown dye so I decided to do a mixture of the brown dye and the yellow dye. My intention was to do a rustic antique finish. It looks better IRL than the actual pictures IMO. So here is the finish results. I have taken pictures several pictures.











 
It came out beautifully! Impressive work, especially since this is your first dye--how long did it take you from start to finish? Now that you've got your first under your belt, would you dye another bag if the opportunity presented itself?
 

vonvonnie

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I love the way it turned out! So, did you mix the colors, or did you layer one over the other?

I didn't know you're in NC...so am I - snowed in in Raleigh...playing at tpf :smile:
 

Butterfly0830

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Thanks Nutmeg, Kings, Vonvon, Oboogie, Voo, Odeb, Luvall, and Tejas. I was really nervous since I had never dyed anything before. Vonvon, I layered one over the over with my dauber. It took me all together about 4 hours. The worst part was deglazing, I had a hard time getting the original color finish off. Yes, I would definitely do another dye project, it was really fun. My daughter approved of the final results, and she is really picky. She told me that I have a tano with my own personal flavor. I guess you can say like Tejas it's one of a kind. I really do like it :smile:and thanks again for the kind words.

Von...I did not know you lived in Raleigh...I live in Durham, so we are neighbors. I hope you are enjoying your weekend...the snow is really pretty!
 

Butterfly0830

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Thanks Tyger, Kings and Kmh. Kings....Yes, I layered the brown dye with a dauber, then I would layer the yellow dye...If you see around the buckles, which are darker, I tried to bring in a different tonal/antique finish...that is where I used just the brown dye more. I really was just experimenting with it...I had no idea how it would turn out, since this was my first dye project.
 

dede629

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Nov 10, 2009
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Wow, I'm always so impressed when people have the guts to do these dye projects, and Butterfly, you got great results. I love it - looks like a somewhat distressed caramel almost!