Here is a list of reasons why the Marbling Dye could have turned out faded on your project:
- Check your fabric. Did you use 100% natural fiber fabric like cotton, rayon or silk? Natural/synthetic blends of fabric will dye lighter than natural fabrics, and synthetic fabrics will not dye at all.
- Did you use a generous amount of Marbling Dye applied over a generous amount of Marbling Medium? Not using enough dye or Marbling Medium can result in lighter colors.
- Did you allow your project to set for at least 8 hours with the dye and medium (this applies whether you used the tabletop method or the water-dye method)? If you rinsed and washed it before this amount of time, most likely your dyes did not get the chance to set to their full potential.
- If you used the water-dye method, did you use luke warm water? We recommend a luke-warm water temperature for best results. Dyes generally cure better in warmer temperatures.