Upcycling is the art of making something old into something new. Find something in the back of your closet, hidden in a drawer, perhaps something that you thought of throwing away.
Inkodye is the perfect dye for projects like these because it does not fade and is easy to apply exactly where you want it.
1. Find a garment
Find something to upcycle. In my case that involved going through the back of my closet. Decide color and placement. I decided that this jacket could use a bit more color on the sleeves and trim.
Prepare to apply Inkodye. I used a standard sponge brush and diluted my Inkodye with 1 part water to 1 part dye.
3. Mix colors
For best results you'll want to make sure Inkodye is completely dissolved before you start. This is also your opportunity to mix colors. I used Inkodye Red and Blue to create this mauve color.
4. Apply Inkodye
Apply Inkodye using the foam brush. I started with the big areas I wanted to dye first, be careful not to drip!
5. Color the details
I used the same brush, but you could switch to a smaller one for more control. Watch for bleeding. Because I thinned my Inkodye it was more prone to bleeding, using seams helps.
6. Flip over
Make sure you don't get drips and moisture from wet areas onto dry ones when you flip.
While you've got your Inkodye and tools out, why not dye a few items?
Take your project out into the sunshine. The color will develop in 10-20 minutes in the sun.
9. Dry and wash
Let it dry then give it a spin through the washing machine with Inkowash.
10. You're done!
Wear with pride. You've just turned something old into something awesome!