Back to the crepe paper! Some of you had questions.... it's much simpler than you suspect. I use those throw away aluminum pans that you take food to people in.... just set your roll of crepe paper in one. Just pour water over it first...usually that's sufficient to wash the color out.....if you want to add a tablespoon of bleach..give it a try. But do this with the pan by your sink so you can quickly pour the water out. You don't want to take all of the color out of the paper.
And try not to handle the crepe paper - leave it in it's roll.
Let's say you put red paper in and washed/bleached the color out. Now - if you want to - you can pour some coffee or tea over it to tweak the color. I didn't do that. I do have a roll of crepe paper drying now that was white and I poured coffee over it. It's pretty ugly right now. The thing to remember is .... it's not going to be attractive until it dries.
The roll above took a couple of weeks to dry. This is a slow process!! I'm sure in the summer it goes a lot faster. I did just bring my drying one in the house because the guys come today that mow our lawn..... I know they often wonder what it is I do.