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  • PuzzledMoose
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    Originally posted by morsewk
    I have also used the clothing dyes sold in all grocery stores and drug stores. Both are alot cheaper than the dyes used sold in the craft stores.

    I was musing about that myself the other day - do you mean the powdered kind of dye that you mix with water? If so, do you use the dyes at the recommended strength or with less water to make the colour more concentrated?

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  • morsewk
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    I have also used the clothing dyes sold in all grocery stores and drug stores. Both are alot cheaper than the dyes used sold in the craft stores.

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  • celticgrinch
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    morsewk,Dragon thanks for the info. I'll get some this wk/end and give it a try. happy St.Pats day!! Dean'O

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  • Dragon
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    I've used food coloring in the paste form for a lot of things. Colors come out nice. You can dilute with water to get the exact shade you want.
    Diane

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  • morsewk
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    I used some food dyes to stain a couple of puzzles I made of a parrot and pelican. Gave the bright clean colors I wanted.

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  • celticgrinch
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    stain for puzzles

    Good-day to all Have made some puzzles for the kids fish / parrot . they paint them as they want with craft paint . Some good some not so good!I would like to stain some to keep or for the wife to use in her classroom. I saw some stain in a catalog WOODBURST . any feedback will be a great help Thanks Dean'O

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