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2016
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DIY Camo & Tie-Dye Technique! One technique, lots of possibilities.

Hello blog readers!  We are back with another fun DIY tutorial for you.  This time, we are using paint to achieve a camouflage and tie-dye effect.  All that you need to achieve this look are acrylic paints in your chosen color scheme, paintbrushes (we pictured the size that we like, but do what works for you!) water (to tone down colors and blend more easily), a corset and some creativity!

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Rainbow shades of acrylic paint

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Our Camo shades of acrylic paint

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CS-411 in olive green cotton DIY’d to the max!

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Details of the embroidery spider web with spider friends!

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Tie-Dye electric rainbow CS-305 in white satin

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Half DIY’d, half original to show the progress

For our camo corset, we used our brand new olive green CS-411 as our base.  Leanna started by choosing our colors, this one used 8 different colors in metallic and matte green tones, brown shades and gold.  The metallic paint adds a bit of dimension to the corset without adding any stiffness to the fabric.  She also played with embroidery thread to create a spider web on the panel nearest the front busk as well as affixed adorable little spiders with  to give more texture (this glue works perfectly for that!)!

For our tie-dye corset, our CS-305 in white satin was the perfect base for our colorful look.  To achieve this color, Leanna chose a variety of rainbow of hues to achieve the look she was going for.  First, make a few random color “blobs” over the corset (you can use as many colors as you like).  Then, using your water, dilute the paint and start blending.  There is no wrong way to blend the colors together, add more water to achieve a more pastel hue or less water and more paint to have a more electric shade!

For both of the corsets the process was the same… First, make a few random color “blobs” over the corset (you can use as many colors as you like).  These shapes do not need to be perfect or symmetrical, in fact, the more haphazard the better! Then, using your water, dilute the paint and start blending.  There is no wrong way to blend the colors together, add more water to achieve a more pastel hue or less water and more paint to have a more electric shade!

What do you think of our creations?

We would love to see your own DIY corsets too! Tweet, tag or share on our Facebook wall!  Happy corseting!

 

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