Splatter Tie Dye Technique
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The splatter tie dye technique brings two crafts together in one: splatter painting and tie dye! Create splatters of color across the fabric with the splatter tie dye technique from I Love to Create. Splatter tie dye is fun to try with friends and family. Create gifts for any occasion!
Before beginning a tie dye technique or project, read the instructions for the Tulip Permanent Fabric Dye or Tulip One-Step Fashion Dye. Refer back to them for standard steps.
Time to CompleteWeekend project
Primary TechniqueFabric Crafts
Project TypeLearn a Technique
- Tulip One-Step Fashion Dye Kits in fuchsia, turquoise, and brown
- Cotton T-shirt
- Plastic tablecloth to protect work surface
- 5 Rubber bands
- Plastic wrap
- Non-bleach laundry detergent
- Soft Paint in Glacier White and Sterling Glitter
- Plastic cup for mixing paint
Rubber Band T-shirt
Before beginning, read the Tie-Dye how-to instructions and refer back to them for standard steps. Prewash shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Cover work surface with a plastic tablecloth. Rubber band T-shirt with approximately 5 rubber bands, gathering a small section front and back together. Pull up and place a rubber band about 3” down.
Wet T-shirt in water. Fill dye bottles to the top with water. Shake until dye is dissolved. Apply Fuchsia to tip of rubber-banded section.
Apply Contrasting Color
Apply Turquoise on top of rubber band.
Dye Remaining Shirt
Cover rest of shirt with brown dye. Cover shirt with plastic. Let set for 4 to 6 hours. Remove rubber bands. Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately.
Mix Paint for Splatter
Mix 3 tablespoons Glacier White Soft Paint and 3 tablespoons Sterling Glitter in cup. Add 1 tablespoon water. Mix until blended.
Place T-shirt face up on tablecloth.
Dip paintbrush into mixture and splatter paint onto T-shirt in desired area. Let dry approximately 4 hours.
Wait 72 hours to wash. Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach. Remove promptly and line dry.
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