I could dye rayon motifs every day, all day long! I'm working on a You Tube Video on dyeing and these truly are motifs dyed in 60 Seconds with our non-toxic Rainbow Dyes.
What I love about dyeing ribbons and motifs, is that using them in designs, creates a piece that reflects your personal style.
Start with 3 colors of dye. I wanted the motifs to be a pastel shade. I'm always in a hurry, so no time for lots of "thinking" when it comes to my method of dyeing. I used Antique Gold, Olivine and Lilac and brushed a bit of color onto each damp motif, allowing the colors to flow into each other. Then I placed the motifs on a paper towel to absorb the dye; so the motifs would dry in a pale tone. Let them dry, iron the back of the motif to set the dye. That easy! I place a vintage 1920's rose rose montee (rhinestone) onto each butterfly. The scanner cannot capture the brilliant flash of the rhinestone. Using vintage elements in a piece, keeps that "era-in-time" alive. I tacked down a strand of Wild Orchid RibbonRuffles to create movement through-out the block. Then tacked the butterflies on top of the ribbon and added a bit of silk ribbon blossoms with vintage glass leaves and lucite calla lily flowers.
This is a jewel-tone rectangle block that will be a pillow for my sister. I will add a quote with butterfly inspiration, print on to fabric and adhere to the block.