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Adirondack Color Wash

by Ranger

These acid-free, non-toxic, water-based dyes are perfect for use on paper, fibers, fabric and more. The dyes were designed to produce batik and hand-dyed looks on craft and textile projects.

The dyes are acid-free, non-toxic, and water-based. They are available in 2 fl. oz. spray bottles.

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Adirondack Color Wash

by Ranger

Average User Rating: Based on (13 Reviews)

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Dempsey R. from Brooklyn, NY says:

This dye is the BEST!!!

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Adirondack Color Wash cranberry cranberry TCW29618 $5.00 $3.70 26% Off $3.20 36% Off Email When In Stock
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Adirondack Color Wash denim denim TCW29625 $5.00 $3.70 26% Off $3.20 36% Off Email When In Stock
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Adirondack Color Wash lettuce lettuce TCW29656 $5.00 $3.70 26% Off $3.20 36% Off Email When In Stock
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Adirondack Color Wash meadow meadow TCW29663 $5.00 $3.70 26% Off $3.20 36% Off Email When In Stock
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Adirondack Color Wash twilight twilight TCW29670 $5.00 $3.70 26% Off $3.20 36% Off Email When In Stock
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Adirondack Color Wash wild plum wild plum TCW29724 $5.00 $3.70 26% Off $3.20 36% Off Email When In Stock

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Can these be used for painting lace?

- Asked by Julia on 19-Feb-14

Yes, Adirondack Color Wash by Ranger may be sprayed on lace.

- Answered by MisterArt on 25-Feb-14

Can these sprays be used on clothing that is then washed?

- Asked by Mary on 03-Feb-14

Yes, this textile dye may be used on natural fibers, heat set with an iron, and run through the dryer prior to washing.

- Answered by MisterArt on 07-Feb-14

I sew pillows, usually from cotton or silk, and would like to try these with stamps but need to make sure they are hold their color after laundering. Any help?

- Asked by Char on 01-Feb-13

The Adirondack Color Wash by Ranger can be heat set to be permanent.

- Answered by MisterArt on 05-Feb-13

Can Adirondack Color Wash be used on polymer clay?

- Asked by Mica on 18-Oct-12

These dyes are for use on paper, fibers, and fabric. They are not recommended for clay.

- Answered by MisterArt on 26-Oct-12

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Rated by: Dempsey R. in Brooklyn, NY
This dye is the BEST!!!
Rated by: Wendy H. in Urbana, MD
These sprays are absolutely fabulous! The colors are really vibrant and blend really well with acrylic paints. I highly recommend these! Wear gloves or your hands will be stained for a few days!
Rated by: keandra . in new orleans, LA
I LOVE this product! the size is large than some of the other washes available and the price is AWESOME!! i love how easily it sprays and the clean up is easy.
Rated by: Beth D. in Florence, AL
These color washes add touches of color without the artist having to mix paint and water in a bottle. That is already done for you! Just spray and wipe the excess off. I like to let some of the drips show, also, on my wood or canvas; it makes for an interesting pattern of color. I would buy this product again if I run out!
Rated by: Rebecca G. in Vero Beach, FL
I used these on some textile, silk projects! They apply evenly once you get the hang of spraying (the first few times I'd get drips/drops .....) WORK outside - and away from EVERYTHING.
Rated by: Teresa V. in Troy, OH
I used these color washes with my high school students to make the backgrounds on books they were writing. The washes can be used with stencils and other fun techniques, and the students showed a lot of ingenuity when they used them and had great results!
Rated by: Katie H. in Brookline, NH
Love these dyes to make funky paper, and to age photos. Super convenient in the spray bottle.
Rated by: Marilyn G. in Shelburne, VT
I love these inks for dyeing fabric for my wall art. I also use them to overdye highlights in the cloth. They are fabulous.
Rated by: Vanessa H. in La Crosse, WI
The new colorwashes are a wonderful change from inkpads and have given a new way to do stippling without the backwash! After spritzing it on paper, spritz over with water; it gives a great watercolor effect. Open the top and dip a brush in!
Rated by: Vanessa H. in La Crosse, WI
I love the quality of the Adirondack inks, so I was curious about the color washes. What a suprise! The bottle is HUGE! The colors are vibrant, you can use the spray top for the spatter effects, or open the bottle for use in other applications on fabric, paper, wood and more. I can't wait until my next order comes in!
Rated by: Linda K. in New Haven, CT
The possibilities are endless with these color washes. Dilution with water creates variety in tone and intensity from high color to soft pastel. Experiment on watercolor paper or Japanese paper for stunning yet easy to do watercolor results useful for backgrounds. You'll love these!
Rated by: sonja l. in lake shore, MN
Adirondack color washes are WONderful! First, they are much cheaper than liquid water-based dyes. Second, they have plenty of strength so they can be diluted quite a bit for backgrounds and such. Heat setting makes them permanent so you can glaze with other colors, etc. I would advise buying empty spritzer/misters to make diluted solutions to spray first, then go in with full strength.
Rated by: Sherri S. in Dallas, TX
These color washes are great. I use them for coloring cheesecloth as either the undergarment or shawl of my polymer clay art dolls. Great stuff. Also, MisterArt sells all 14 colors. The RangerInk website as of 5/19/2007, lists only 12 colors. The lettuce, butterscotch and terra cotta are my favorite colors. All are nice.

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