You might remember that I had an idea for getting the color sand that I wanted without having to pay crazy prices for it. Well, it involved dye... and after the most recent dye disaster, I was a little pessimistic. But, since I was already dyed partially blue, I thought it was worth a shot.
I started out using food color. I found a "recipe" for dying sand that said to just use food coloring and water. That didn't work out so great. I was going for navy, but the darkest I could get it was an aqua color.
Then I tried the leftover RIT dye that I had. That didn't work out so great either. As you can imagine, it dyed the sand purple. Go figure. That RIT dye lies! It is not navy!
Anyway, I decided to combine the two. And, surprisingly, it worked! I ended up with a dark blue colored sand. It may not be perfect, but I am SO happy with it!
|Drying on some paper towels.|
I'll be sure to do a tutorial later since there weren't a whole lot of places that gave instructions on how to dye sand. I was surprised at how easy it was! For now, I've got even more projects to work on. Phew! Busy night! :P