Discussion thread on DOA: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?50004-Dyeing-a-Doll
spamsama’s tutorial in DOA discussion thread: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?50004-Dyeing-a-Doll&p=1951682&viewfull=1#post1951682
Tutorial on BJD_WTF: http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/2251.html
- Basically…Tan RIT dye is recommended for darkening a doll’s skin color. Some have also have good results with cocoa brown…not dark brown.
- I have to prepare the dye by adding it to warm/hot water, which I then bring to a boil. Then I have to dunk each part that I want colored, making sure not to let the piece hit the bottom of the pot, checking frequently to see if I am achieving the tone I want.
- I also need to keep stirring the dye to make sure that it does not settle to the bottom of the pot.
- When parts are the appropriate color, rinse with hot water to get rid of extra dye, then cold water to cool everything down.
This sounds like so much fun! I am definitely doing this with Metel when she arrives! \o/