Thursday, February 11, 2010

I dyed my own skittles!

Good Morning everyone! I am proud of two things today- #1- I figured out how the macro function works on my camera, and number 2- I have dyed my own skittles! I am gonna try my best to post pics in the appropriate order on how I made them, so you all can do the same!

First- you will need:

Clear Skittles/ glass or plastic pebbles (you can find them at Michaels)

Alcohol Inks (I used Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink)

baggies or a glass bowl you don't mind getting stained

Wax Paper

optional: Perfect Pearls or Pearl Ex ( I used Ranger Perfect Pearls)

First- Take a small handful of clear skittles and put in a baggie. Then take your choice of alcohol ink and put a few drops ( I used 5 or 6). You can mix colors if you so choose. If you'd like them pearlized, then add some perfect pearls to the baggie as well.

Second- Close the baggie and shake or use your fingers to get all the alcohol ink and Perfect Pearls mixed really well.

Third- Dump out the skittles onto wax paper. Make sure they are one layer and not piled on top of eachother, because they will stick.

Last- Let them dry for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Below are my results! I really like how they turned out. My first batch with perfect pearls didn't have enough of the perfect pearls, so the second batch I made I added a bit more. I like how they turned out. There are some examples below on how I used my skittles as well.

Done with Meadow colored Alcohol Ink

Done with Currant

Done with Wild Plum

Done with Stream

Done with Butterscotch and Perfect Pearls

done with the color Meadow and a small amount of Perfect Pearls

Projects used with skittles:


  1. You are very welcome! I really enjoy doing them! It's an addiction! :)

  2. I love the flowers that you made with your skittles.