Tuesday, March 28, 2006

PEAhind the Scenes, Part 2

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I've used Rit dye to dye the foam green. Dying foam is similar to dying fabric, but it usually take a little longer, depending on the density of the foam. Because foam floats it must be weighted down to keep it summered in the dye bath. To insure a consistent color, squeeze the foam while its summered in the bath, working the dye all the way into the foam. Once you've achieved your desired color, remove the foam from the bath and rinse it thoroughly under cool water. Rinse and wring the foam until the water runs clear. Before you set the foam out to dry, wring it out to remove all excess water.

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