Good morning y’all! Today I am going to teach you how to Tie-Dye for the Fourth with my favorite Tombow Dual Brush Pens and create a fun banner. Yes, you read that correctly! Tie-Dye comes in all shapes and sizes and can be done with a bunch of different materials that you probably already have around your house! This is a variation of the Tombow USA Dual Brush Pen Splash Technique – I had fun experimenting and am excited to share this technique with you today!
Create a Tie-Dye Banner for the Fourth of July
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Here’s what you need to make a Patriotic July Fourth Banner:
- Dual Brush Pens – 535 and 856 from Tombow
- Tombow Blending Kit – Blending Palette and Mister
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
- MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue from Tombow
- Tombow Foam Tape
- Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper – 4″ by 6″
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Chipboard Letters – USA
- Glitter – Silver
- Cardstock – Blue
- Ribbon and Fibers – Red
- Paper Towels
- Baby Wipes
Here’s how to create a Tie-Dye Banner with Dual Brush Pens:
Scribble Dual Brush Pens 535 and 856 on the Blending Palette in a swirl and squiggle pattern that resembles an exploding firework.
Spray lightly with water using the Tombow Mister,
Place glossy inkjet photo paper shiny side down in the dual brush pen ink. Press and shift paper slightly with the palm of your hand.
Carefully lift photo paper up from the corner to reveal the MAGIC of the splash technique! The water-based dual brush pen ink dries instantly in the emulsion side of the glossy photo paper and creates a beautiful and vivid watercolor effect. Repeat these steps twice to create three banners. Clean the Blending Palette in between prints with a baby wipe and/or paper towel.
Measure and cut triangular sections from the bottom of three of the Tie-Dye for the Fourth glossy photo papers to create the banners.
Protect the work surface with a piece of paper, then spread an even coat of MONO Multi Liquid Glue over the chipboard letters. Sprinkle silver glitter onto the letters, set them aside to dry and then use the piece of paper to return the extra glitter to its original container.
Measure and cut three rectangles of blue cardstock the same size as the banner. Fringe one end with scissors and attach to banners with Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. Apply Tombow Foam Tape to the back of the glittered chipboard letters USA and attach to the front of each banner.
To finish the Tie-Dye for the Fourth Banner, measure and cut a 20″ length of red ribbon and attach the banners with Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. Embellish with small sections of different ribbons and fibers tied between the banners.
Quick and Easy Tie-Dye Banner for the Fourth of July
The splash technique with Tombow Dual Brush Pens is quite addictive, so select some bright complimentary colors and get creating! Inspirational Tie-Dye for the Fourth of July is a super fun project that can be personalized for any holiday or occasion.
For more Fourth of July Fireworks inspirations, click through and check out my DIY Fire Cracker Banner created with Kunin Felt.
Thanks for stopping by!