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If you’ve watched a few ice-dyeing videos you’ve probably noticed that some people put their dye UNDER the ice, and others put the dye OVER the ice.
And if you’ve read tutorials you’ll notice that sometimes the instructions include the abbreviations DUI (dye under ice) or DOI (dye over ice).
So what’s the difference?
In this video I ice-dyed two identical white shirts. I dyed an ice-dyed spiral on each, in the same colours, and the only difference is one had the dye over ice, and the other had the dye under ice.
Let’s see how they turned out!
As you can see, there’s not a great deal of difference.
Dye under ice is a bit more precise, the colours stayed where they were placed and the colour is more uniform.
Dye over ice created a softer, more blended look.
But the colours and patterns are very similar.
Which do you prefer? Let me know in the comments!
And if you love this blue colour palette, pin it on Pinterest for later and check out all my tie-dye colour palettes for more great ideas.