Tie Dye Paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens


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Make a tie dye work of art on paper using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Water Brush. It's super fast, fun, forgiving and a great project for any skill level.

Tie Dye Paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens!

It is the time of year that just screams for tie dye! Some of my most popular blog posts are tie dye related...especially my Patriotic Tie Dye Shirt Tutorial. I decided to recreate the tie dye vibe on paper, perfect for hand lettering or card making.

Make a tie dye work of art on paper using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Water Brush. It's super fast, fun, forgiving and a great project for any skill level.

Make a tie dye work of art on paper using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Water Brush. It's super fast, fun, forgiving and a great project for any skill level.

How to tie dye paper

After they dry, add some hand lettering or cut them down for the perfect greeting card. Here's the full video tutorial:




Tie dye paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Supplies Needed for Tie Dye Paper:

Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Tombow Water Brush
Watercolor Paper
Painters Tape

Supplies needed to tie dye paper

Step 1: Prep

Begin by taping the paper to a work surface that can be a little wet and easily wiped clean.

Begin by taping the paper to a work surface that can be a little wet and easily wiped clean.

Step 2: Draw

Next, draw a faint spiral with a pencil, starting in the center and swirling out to the edges. Try to keep the spiral the same size between the gaps.

Next, draw a faint spiral with a pencil, starting in the center and swirling out to the edges. Try to keep the spiral the same size between the gaps.

Step 3: Scribble

Now scribble! Use the Dual Brush Pens and scribble squiggly lines around the pencil spiral. Then continue coloring around the spiral with each color of Tombow Dual Brush Pen that you desire.

Now scribble! Use the Dual Brush Pens and scribble squiggly lines around the pencil spiral. Then continue coloring around the spiral with each color of Tombow Dual Brush Pen that you desire.

Pick whichever colors you like. Remember that some colors next to each other will blend beautifully, but complimentary colors (opposites) will turn muddy. Check out this post for more on blending.

Pick whichever colors you like. Remember that some colors next to each other will blend beautifully, but complimentary colors (opposites) will turn muddy.

If you work in "rainbow order" essentially, it will blend perfectly. Once you mostly filled in the paper you are done with the coloring.

f you work in "rainbow order" essentially, it will blend perfectly. Once you mostly filled in the paper you are done with the coloring.

Step 4: Water

This next part is the fun part! It's like an indoor water fight. Okay, pick one color and use the water brush to sort of blend it. Keep it in those zig-zag style lines.

Then blend another color that isn't touching the first one. Continue blending until you gently blend color lines together.

This next part is the fun part! It's like an indoor water fight. Okay, pick one color and use the water brush to sort of blend it. Keep it in those zig-zag style lines.    Then blend another color that isn't touching the first one. Continue blending until you gently blend color lines together.

After all the colors are blended, let the paper dry completely while taped down to prevent curling. Then remove the tape and display!

After all the colors are blended, let the paper dry completely while taped down to prevent curling. Then remove the tape and display!

Bonus!

Here's another fun Tie Dye Technique: Scribble color on different "pie" segments of the paper.

Here's another fun Tie Dye Technique: Scribble color on different "pie" segments of the paper.

Then wet them down in the same manner with the Water Brush to blend the edges together.

Then wet them down in the same manner with the Water Brush to blend the edges together.

These are full of bright colors and just scream Summer time crafting!

This tie dyed paper is full of bright colors and just scream Summer time crafting!

Trim off the edges and turn the tie dyed paper into a greeting card, gift tag, or add some hand lettering for the perfect display.

Trim off the edges and turn the tie dyed paper into a greeting card, gift tag, or add some hand lettering for the perfect display.

That's it!

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Make a tie dye work of art on paper using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Water Brush. It's super fast, fun, forgiving and a great project for any skill level.


Check out this post for Shirt Tie Dye!






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