"Well, dying multiple colors is actually pretty easy, just very tedious. Whenever you take off a piece of vinyl to apply a color, you save it. The piece must be removed slowly, so as not to tear or stretch the vinyl. Then, dye the selected area as…"
Well, dying multiple colors is actually pretty easy, just very tedious. Whenever you take off a piece of vinyl to apply a color, you save it. The piece must be removed slowly, so as not to tear or stretch the vinyl. Then, dye the selected area as usual. When finished, make sure the dyed area is completely dry, then reapply the piece of vinyl back to that area. It is now "masked" and ready for the next piece to be pulled off and the next color to be applied. If the piece I pulled off gets stretched I usually just cut out another piece that's the same shape with some scrap vinyl. And you could do that for all your pieces, I just like re-using the originals to save time and waste. Also remember that if you are re-using original pieces and using the stovetop method, be careful not to get the heat to high, for smaller pieces will fall off during dying. Hope that helps!
What's up man. Sorry about the delay in my response, I just haven't checked my page in awhile. Anyway, I dye all the stuff I do the same way. Sign Vinyl, Exacto knives, lightbox for cutting out designs (made mine out of an old scanner) and RIT (usually 1 package of dye and 5 or 6 cups of water, on very low heat but the powder dye mixed with a little clear dish soap makes a good "paint"). I am also VERY familiar with Photoshop, which helps in getting my designs sized and/or modified. It's probably the same process you've been using I would assume. And the process doesn't change regardless of the plastic. Although, different plastics take the dye differently (Star, Champ - Good DX, Pro - Bad). The only real difference is how long they have to sit in the dye to get the color you want (some plastics take longer than others).