What you can do with EazyColours
EazyColours are versitile and can be used in a variety of different and creative ways and not just for cosmetics like soap and bathbombs. You can use them to dye hair, fabric, paper and some are even edible!
YOU CAN USE THEM TO DYE MATERIAL! 😱
HOW TO DYE MATERIAL
Weigh out your fabric and calculate how much dye you will need.
0.5% for a pale colour
1-2% for a medium colour
3% for a dark colour
Now you need to weigh out your dye and make a paste using cold water. Add hot water and stir to fully dissolve the paste then allow it to cool.
To dye wool, nylon and silk add 15ml of white vinegar and the dye to the dye bath and heat up to 40C.
Add the fabric and stir while gently raising the temperature to 95C or 85% for silk.
Continue stirring and after 30 minutes reduce the heat to allow the mixture to cool to 70C.
You can now drain and rinse your material for 10 minutes in warm water.
Once dry, your material is ready to use.
Examples of what you can use to dye material are:
Yellow 5 (CI 19140) Wool, Nylon
Jade Green (CI 61570) Wool, Nylon
Hot Pink (CI45100) Wool, Nylon and Silk
Aquamarine (CI 74180) Wool, Nylon
Orange (CI 40215) Cotton & Cellulosic Fibres
Black Granular (CI50420) Wool, Nylon
YOU CAN DYE PAPER AND COFFEE FILTERS
Are you a paper crafter? You can dye handmade papers and cheap coffee filters to make stunning paper craft art.
Turn coffee filters into pretty paper flowers
Make a water bath using an EazyColours water soluble colour of your choice, submerge your filters in to the water bath, and allow them time to soak in the wonderful colour. Or you could scrunch up the filters before submersion to give a variation in colour, which will create a tie-dye effect. These filters would also look fabulous wrapped around your bath products as an alternative to plastics.
HAIR DYING : To achive this look, you’d need pre-lightened hair for it to work so well.
We mixed about 1/4 of a teaspoon of each water soluble colour in bowls with a little warm water to dissolve ( about 3 tablespoons of water to each bowl ).
We used pink, blue & purple. I separated the hair into sections & dabbed/stroked the mixture along the length of each section with a small piece of sponge that I’d cut up. We left it on the hair for about 30 minutes, then shampoo’d it off & conditioned.
*pictues and tutorial courtesy of Jackie Edwards, EazyColours facebook group*
This nail art is also created using EazyColours but this time its Hot Pink and Amethyst Neons. How impactful are these? Trully stunning creative ideas using EazyColours.
*pictures courtsey of Jackie Edwards, EazyColours Facebook group*
Using EazyColours Neons.
Heres a quick how to guide when using them in your products. For Soap, body butters, body lotions, nail and body paint application the following percentages apply : Soap 1-5% Body Lotions & Body Cream 1-5% Hair Spray, Shampoo, Perfume 0.1-10% Nail Polish, Nail UV/LED Polish Gel 2-20% (as shown in the pictures above)
EazyColours Neons are not for use in eyeshadow, lipstick or bathbombs.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about the alternative uses for the amazing colours we sell here at EazyColours. Dont forget to post your makes with our colours on our faebook group page and hashtag them on insta with #EZC we love seeing what awesome creations you make.