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Question on dyeing resin

I have Khale's uber cool DZ armour hands (NY resin to Khale's rose white resin) and I need to dye/tint them a blue-purple colour as a base for the blushing I want to do on top of that. I'm choosing to tint/dye the hands instead of just blushing as I expect them to have a good bit of handling (excuse the pun) as they are jointed hands and the base colour would help hide any wear/chipping of the blushing (in theory).

I have test dyed some spare parts in NY (company unknown) using navy blue RIT powder. I'm doing it with boiling water in a plastic container instead of the stove top method as what I need to dye/tint is small (2 hands). I've used ratios of 1/4 teaspoon dye to 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 teaspoon dye to 1 cup boiling water. The only difference I've found is that the 1/2 teaspoon dye mix takes a shorter bath time (which makes sense).

However....

The dyed parts look more grey toned than blue. Would adding purple to the mix help get a more blueish tone? I'm also fine with purple tones to the dye job as I wanted that anyway. Is the base resin colour of NY making the dye loose some of the blue cast? Anybody have any suggestions for getting a more blue tone to the colour? I can take some pics of the results, but I have my doubts as to how well it would show what I'm talking about.
Tags: *discussion: modifications, *mods: other, -advice wanted
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