hist-games: Re: attempting to approximate ivory

Kelsie kelsie at takitimu.co.nz
Wed Nov 18 12:31:11 PST 1998

> I have not tried this with femo, but we have "patina'd" plastic dice
> before by boiling or steeping them in strong tea or coffee (we dyed a
> piece of lace for a ruff to match eggshell colored fabric that way, too).
>  By boiling the die, they cracked a little, which added to the aged look
> and feel.  They look like old bone, and still roll quite well.
> Mistress Christianna MacGrain
> Barony of the South Downs, SCA
> On Mon, 16 Nov 1998 17:29:28 -0800 Anne-Marie Rousseau <acrouss at gte.net>
> writes:
> >
> >

A friend had a die that had been through their dog.
It was a nice ivory colour.

Also overcooking fimo will give the colour, but warps it, so it wouldn't work
for cards.


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