8/24/2009

Antiquing the lace - Potassium Permaganate



I antiqued the lace with potassium permaganate (PP) ... a technique that Cathy K. shared at the last retreat. It is still wet in this photo and will dry lighter. I did way more lace than I needed for this project but since I was making a mess I might as well do extra... All this was done in the same container for the same length of time so you can see that different fabrics absorb differently!!

There's a super tutoriaI at http://tinyurl.com/medgxz I got my PP on e-bay and it is the texture of salt but Leslie has some that was liquid... It only takes a teaspoon so if you get some, think small.... I have enough for my lifetime and 6 other people...

3 comments:

Pat Winter said...

Love the laces, and I have used that dyeing method before. Very nice results.
By the way dear friend....you will be getting a nest. I already have your name down. I make them during the evening or early morning...so give me a little while and it will be on it's way. :-)
Hugs,Pat

Anonymous said...

I love that you have challenged you self to come out of your comfort zone. Your work is always simply gorgeous. I love coming to see what you are up to next. Suzie in Idaho

Karen said...

Perfect. I really need to try this!! Your results are wonderful!

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