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Splatter Tie Dye Technique

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Updated December 30, 2020
Splatter Tie Dye Technique
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

Main MaterialFabric

Primary TechniqueFabric Crafts

Beginner

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • 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
  • Paintbrush
  • Plastic cup for mixing paint

Instructions

Rubber Band T-shirt

  1. 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.

Apply Dye

  1. 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

  1. Apply Turquoise on top of rubber band.

Dye Remaining Shirt

  1. 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

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons Glacier White Soft Paint and 3 tablespoons Sterling Glitter in cup. Add 1 tablespoon water. Mix until blended.

Splatter T-shirt

  1. Place T-shirt face up on tablecloth.

  2. Dip paintbrush into mixture and splatter paint onto T-shirt in desired area. Let dry approximately 4 hours.

  3. Wait 72 hours to wash. Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach. Remove promptly and line dry.

Splatter Tie Dye Technique
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