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Natural Woven Basket with Blended Color Ombre

By: Kirsten Jones
Make a vibrant statement with your home decor with a woven basket and FolkArt Ultra Dye colors.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Solar Power, 8 oz.
Item #5602
Solar Power is a light orange shade that covers expertly and provides exceptional shade intensity. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Lady Marmalade, 8 oz.
Item #5612
Lady Marmalade is an orange-based shade that absorbs beautifully into natural surfaces. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Raspberry Beret, 8 oz.
Item #5613
Raspberry Beret’s funky magenta tones lend themselves to this sublime, electric pinks shade. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.

$6.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Brush Pack
Item #5617
Apply FolkArt Ultra Dye like a pro with the Ultra Dye Brush Pack. Especially designed for use with Folk Art Ultra Dye, these soft Taklon brushes help ensure smooth application and impressive results. The brushes are great for spreading the dye evenly, as well as for creating a gradient effect. The pack includes: 1-1” Flat Brush, 1-1 ½” Flat Brush, and 2 pairs of plastic gloves. It’s ideal for creating one-of-a-kind Ultra Dye projects that showcase the beauty of natural surfaces.

$8.99

FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Satin Varnish, 8 oz.
Item #5618
Ultra Dye Satin Varnish is great for use over FolkArt Ultra Dye for added protection. This super-tough polyurethane dries to a beautiful satin finish. Water-based and non-toxic, this finish applies evenly and helps seal in the vibrant colors of FolkArt Ultra Dye for a lasting, durable finish. Great for use on a variety of natural surfaces finished with FolkArt Ultra Dye. Pair with the Ultra Dye Brush Pack for effortless application and a smooth finish.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Unfinished natural woven basket
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam bowls and plates
Cotton cloth
Craft knife
Plastic gloves
Medium- to fine-grit sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Pour each dye: Raspberry Beret, Solar Power and Lady Marmalade into a foam bowl.
  2. From start to finish working with all three colors, work one side of the natural woven basket at a time. Begin by loading the FolkArt Ultra Dye Brush with Raspberry Beret.
  3. Brushing the dye horizontally onto the basket, apply Raspberry Beret approximately one third the height of the basket.
  4. Clean the brush then load it with Lady Marmalade. Working upwards on the next third of the basket, apply Lady Marmalade allowing it to blend with the wet Raspberry Beret. Clean the brush and load it with Solar Power.
  5. Lastly add a couple additional rows of Solar Power allowing it to blend with Lady Marmalade where they meet horizontally. Leave a few woven rows of basket natural along the top edge of the basket.
  6. Repeat for each of the three remaining basket sides. Allow to dry.
  7. If desired, the woven basket can be sealed for protection by applying a coat of FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish to the surface. Allow to dry and completely cure.

TIPS

  • Blended dye applications always look best when working in similar color families such as blue/green, or pink/red, or yellow/orange, etc.

Woven surfaces can also be sealed with a spray clear acrylic.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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