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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:55 am

Do you think this would work on the smoothie sponges to? I don't want to ruin them but they are quite stained as well...
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:38 am

Just thought of something....(you may have already addressed this, Denise, but sometimes I skip quickly through posts);

Couldn't some kids/people be sensitive to the dye? Question
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:11 am

Hmmm, that is a good question Miss Ronnie ( I love your name BTW, I am originally from Nashville and we put Miss or Mrs before everyones first name ) Very Happy I would think that as long as they are washed well then it wouldn't be much different than any other article of clothing/etc. that is dyed?
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:25 am

The paints are full of dyes, but I'm not sure if it would be similar. I know there are different dyes for different projects. I use to dye and paint with dyes on organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp fabrics. Oh, and I never had a person(mostly babies and children) ever react to those dyed fabrics Wink
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Guest on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:51 am

I'm just going to keep washing my sponges. They don't stain if you put them in water right away after using them. And, I can tell if they are, in fact, clean, when I do wash them.

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Post by ladysinaz on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:46 pm

martha wrote:Lady Sinaz, it's okay to say Snaz petal sponge but posting a link to another store is kinda uncool. Might want to edit it out.

The forum shop does not sell them, it's not competing.
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Post by martha on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:05 pm

Doesn't currently sell them. Threads do get resurrected often. Just my opinion on the etiquette. No harm meant on either side I'm sure. I've just been around long enough to remember the shop before Metina started carrying a lot of things.
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:45 pm

Dear Miss Ronnie, where can I score some of that soap that you use to clean your sponges? Please and Thank You! Very Happy I saw mention of it in an old thread....
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Post by ladysinaz on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:47 pm

The sponges are dyed in the first place to get blue and pink and whatnot. There must be similarities
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Post by anniel on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:13 pm

I took the plunge...and even my 16 year old son thought they looked "super cool". Oddly enough, it seemed to soften the texture of my tack sponges to more of the texture of the fantasy sponges. Isn't that weird? I am not unhappy about it, as I was considering adding some. (I used liquid Rit dye & white vinegar if you want the same effect).
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:27 pm

I have my white vinegar and Rit dye on hand but I am waiting for my fantasy sponge order to come in the mail, might as well hit them all. Hope I have the same success...
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Post by Denise Cold on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:30 pm

"Took the plunge"...made me smile. Smile

I didn't notice a texture change but there's lots of different sponges. My few I've used have held up well. No noticeable loss of color yet but I haven't had very many gigs but I have 4 lined up and I might volunteer at Festival of the Trees today so we 'll see!
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Miss Ronnie on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:31 pm

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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by mamakatrien on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:00 pm

I dyed mine too - used the dylon for the washing machine.
The green wwf sponges took very well, snaz, wolf and cheapo's turned dark orange....
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Post by Denise Cold on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:12 pm

I think the stovetop method works best. Someone else said on facebook that the machine washing didn't work very well.
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:14 pm

I read that the washing machine method isn't as effective as the stovetop mamakatrien.....sounds like you might want to send your little spongies swimming again! Very Happy
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Post by SmileyBee Faces on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:03 pm

How much dye did you use? I have like 25 sponges. how much of the dye should I use? ANd for the stove top method what did you use for that? A regular pan? sorry for all the questions. I just got my dye today and want to make sure i do it right the first time. =)
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Denise Cold on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:16 am

I did about 30 in a big pot. It said like 3 lbs of clothes...but sponges are light so that didn't really correlate. Let me see if I can find the picture...looks like 42 including the daubers.

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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Lady Jayde on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:28 am

Denise, you should get an award or at least a box of cookies for sharing this idea. I'm going to dye my sponges tonight...not because I have an issue with staining thought. Shannon was my mentor when I decided to go the professional route and her "keep the sponge" wet practice does work...other painters have assumed that I don't use my sponges because most of them look brand new...it really does work.

No, I'm going to dye my sponges because nobody will make them in a color that doesn't clash with my setup and everytime I discover a sponge that I really like it seems to add yet another color to my setup. I have sponges in 2 different greens and some rose pinks ones (all Aussie sponges that's me!) and the uniformity of all black sponges will make me giddy to the point of rediculousness...plus it will add to the "mystery" of face painting.

You are a gem Denise!
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:30 am

Lady Jayde wrote:You are a gem Denise!
AGREED!!! I am hoping my new sponges come today, I want them all to match to... Smile
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by ashovoxo on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:42 am

Did any of your pots stain with the dye? My Mom would kill me if I ruined her pots for sponges lmao
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:44 am

Hahaha I was wondering the same thing! I don't want to ruin my new stainless pots but I don't have any old ones. I may go to Goodwill and try to find an old one just in case Wink
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by anniel on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:50 am

STAINless steel...hehe. (No it doesn't stain...)
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:05 am

Yea right! You haven't seen my kids cook...errr burn in them!lol
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Re: Dyeing Sponges Black

Post by Miss Ronnie on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:09 am

Stainless steel can be cleaned with 'Bar Keepers Friend'...it comes in a Comet-like can and can be found in WalMart and larger grocery stores.

It is a miracle cleaner... I have sworn by it for years and years.

NOTHING works like this stuff does to get even the worst burned pans clean.
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