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Unread 04-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #1096
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Ah, good! I'm glad I could help ^-^
Good luck with your wig!
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #1097
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Thank you again~
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #1098
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So I'm experimenting and dyeing lace with this method. The color I need is a very very light blue.

I've already put the inkwell in the alcohol maybe 20 minutes ago and it is already darker than what I need. But my question, do I still need to let it sit overnight? Or is that amount of time needed just to get more ink out?
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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #1099
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@kimuhalu: Lace is a bit different from wigs in that, being fabric, it will naturally absorb color in a way that plastic wigs can't. You shouldn't need to let it sit overnight. I'd rinse it with cold water and see how much color comes away, then adjust the color (either by redyeing or stripping color) as necessary.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #1100
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@kimuhalu: Lace is a bit different from wigs in that, being fabric, it will naturally absorb color in a way that plastic wigs can't. You shouldn't need to let it sit overnight. I'd rinse it with cold water and see how much color comes away, then adjust the color (either by redyeing or stripping color) as necessary.
Thanks so much. I thought that was the case but wasn't too sure because I haven't seen it addressed specifically.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:53 PM   #1101
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You're very welcome, I'm sure it will turn out lovely ^-^ Good luck!
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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #1102
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Ok here's my question! I've got a con in about two weeks, and was in the market for a new wig. The shape, after I thin it out a smidgen, it AMAZING. Alas, Arda wigs are in the middle of restocking and the color I needed was gone! Black AND natural black! Just my luck. So I decided to snag a raven, hoping it would be more black than blue?

Got it home and IT'S VERY BLUE. So okay, I can get out of this. I saw people using fabric dye, and having good results, so I got some and tried to dye it. I would have been happy if it just looked over all dimmer.... Nope. So now I am wondering this:

I got some black sharpies today, and a spray bottle. I could do the sharpie dye on the whole thing or should I go for the actual coloring of the wig and do it that way? D:
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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #1103
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@lovesexnpocky: Since Arda's wigs are heat resistant, you might get quite a bit of streaking with the spray method. And because it's black Sharpie (which isn't really black, haha!) and you'll want the color to be as dark and true as possible, I personally would hand-color it.

Good luck! ^-^
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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #1104
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@Kerodohi: Fantastic~ Now I can work on it tonight rather than get the alcohol, since we don't have 70%, what I've seen recommended. Thanks so much!
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Unread 05-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #1105
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Dyeing a long white wig black with sharpies?

I have very little time, and I was wondering how to not make the wig look purple? Thanks
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Unread 05-31-2013, 03:26 PM   #1106
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I have very little time, and I was wondering how to not make the wig look purple? Thanks
Need a little more info than that, I understand you're pressed for time. D:
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Unread 05-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #1107
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I have a very long white wig. And I broke apart about 6 sharpies. about how many I own and put them in a 16 oz bottle of 70% alcohol when I tested it on the wig it came out a grey ish purple. Do I need more sharpies? Or are there some tricks and tips? Sorry I'm just really frustrated. T^T
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Unread 05-31-2013, 03:53 PM   #1108
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I have a very long white wig. And I broke apart about 6 sharpies. about how many I own and put them in a 16 oz bottle of 70% alcohol when I tested it on the wig it came out a grey ish purple. Do I need more sharpies? Or are there some tricks and tips? Sorry I'm just really frustrated. T^T
It's okay! We've all been there! Step one: take a deep breath, you CAN do this!

Now then, lets asses the situation. You've got a really long white wig. What color are you going for, and what is your wig made of? (As you might see earlier, I got my wig from arda, and it was recommended to color, not spray)
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Unread 05-31-2013, 03:56 PM   #1109
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I want my wig to be black. I'm not sure what it is made of I bought it from the market place on this site a really long time ago.. And A have tried to spray it and the wig turned a purple gray
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Unread 05-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #1110
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I want my wig to be black. I'm not sure what it is made of I bought it from the market place on this site a really long time ago.. And A have tried to spray it and the wig turned a purple gray
Also noted above: Black sharpies aren't totally black! D: I know, what a rip off. It's going to have a mix of other pigments that make it black, like purples and blues.

In this case, gather a few of the following: More sharpies, a wig head (soda bottle or something to put the wig on) some hair clips.

Section the wig off and go layer by layer with color. It's tedious, I know, but if your spraying it, it might do better. I can't say I know much by experience but I feel doing it that way will help. And yeah, more sharpies. I got a five pack at Michael's the other day D:
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