Good morning y’all! Today I am going to teach you How To Tie Dye Paper with Markers for the Fourth featuring 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 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:
To begin the how to Tie Dye Paper with Markers tutorial, 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. This step might take some practice because too little water will leave a strange pattern, and too much water will wash out the colors.
Place glossy inkjet photo paper shiny side down in the dual brush pen ink. Press and shift the 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 paper to create the banner shapes.
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. The perfect way to use up oddly colored or mismatched chipboard letters.
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 it to the front of each banner.
To finish the How to Tie Dye Paper with Markers for a Fourth of July 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. A great way to use up scraps. Xtreme Adhesive is five times stronger than traditional adhesive runners and is easy to apply, just roll to apply and then swipe to the side for a clean application.
How to Tie Dye Paper with Markers for a Fourth of July Banner
The splash technique featuring Tombow Dual Brush Pens is quite addictive, so select some bright complementary 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.
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