capiz shell chandelier how to dye a capiz shell | ehow

by:EME LIGHTING     2019-10-29

Kapizi shells are small translucent circular shells originally found on the island of kapizi in the South China Sea of the Philippines.Their death dates back to the introduction of Christianity to the region by Spain in the 1500 s and the need for church building supplies.They were dyed, and Spanish craftsmen copied the principles of stained glass and made them into windows.You can still find some of the original windows built from the stained Capiz shell on the island of Capiz.All natural dyes are used to give a bright color to the shells.It is now easier to dye the Capiz shell using acid dyes made.Cook your shell in an old soup pot with a cup of distilled water, a teaspoon.White vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon.Salt for 10 minutes.Remove the shell from the aqueous solution and process the liquid.Rinse the pan thoroughly.Put 2 glasses of water in the pan and adjust the heat to low.Add 3/4 tsps.Stir the dye powder into the pan until it reaches a uniform color.Add the shells to the pan.Be careful to avoid any dye splash as it will get dirty.Check the temperature of the dye with a candy thermometer.Adjust the heat as needed to reach 185-to 200-Fahrenheit temperature.Stir often.For dyes that need to be added vinegar, add at this time.Some commercial dyes have added the properties of acid vinegar and do not require extra.Please refer to the dye packaging instructions to verify which type you are using.Maintenance of 185to 200-10 minutes Fahrenheit.Remove the shell from the dye and lay it on a paper towel to dry.Boil the Capiz shell in 1 cup of distilled water, 1 teaspoon of solution.White vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon.Salt for 10 minutes.Remove the shell from the water and discard the solution.Cool your shells on a waxed paper.Prepare the dye paint you will apply to the shell by placing 8 ounces.Very hot distilled water and.5 oz.Dye in a jarAdd vinegar if your dye manufacturer label needs.Stir until the liquid color is even.Repeat this process for all colors.Dip the clean white nylon cloth into the prepared dye and test the dye color.The original solution is very concentrated.If this is the color you want to use, continue drawing the shell.If you prefer to use a lighter color, dilute it by adding an extra half cup of hot water to the solution.This can make the dye light, make the color light.With a brush dipped in dye, apply your shell on the waxed paper.After painting, put the shell on the paper towel to dry.
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