I see your cardboard and I want to paint it... red.
August 21, 2006 4:57 PM Subscribe
What kind of dye/wash should I use to make thin brown cardboard a dark red?
posted by Satapher to media & arts (4 answers total)
The thin brown cardboard ill be using are the Arigato CD Cases at Stumptown Printers
-- they come unfolded and are brown. Im going to have them screenprinted by a local artist, and intended on spraypainting them dark red, but was informed by the screenprinter that spraypaint would make the cardboard unscreenprintable (I imagine this is because the cardboard would lose its porousness)
I was given the idea of dipping the unfolded cases in dark red dye, but im not sure what im looking for.
Any ideas, related to what dyes would do the job (hoping for blood red) or any ideas for the "enreddenation" of the cardboard while keeping its screenprinting friendlyness?