Learn two different techniques for creating tie dye finishes on fabric. Combine glue and stencils to create unique designs!

Tulip’s One Step Tie Dye kits do so much more than tie dye! The product quickly and easily puts vibrant, long lasting color on fabric. I’m going to show you two fun ways that you can use your Tulip tie dye kit with your favorite stencils to create beautiful designs on fabric. ¬†You can see a pillow I made using this technique by clicking HERE.

Learn two different techniques for creating tie dye finishes on fabric. Combine glue and stencils to create unique designs!

Supplies:

  • Canvas Tote Bag
  • Stencils
  • Elmer’s Glue (washable)
  • Tulip One-step Tie Dye Kit
  • Mister Bottle

Learn two different techniques for creating tie dye finishes on fabric. Combine glue and stencils to create unique designs!

How to create a design with the glue resist technique:

1. Place the desired stencil on the fabric and tape it in place. Use glue to fill in the lines of the stencil. Let it dry completely.
2. Add water to the fill line of the dye bottles, and shake to activate the color. Squeeze the dye into a misting bottle.
3. Spray the dye onto the glue design. Let it the dye set for several hours.
4. Rinse the excess dye off, and hand wash the bag. Lay it flat to dry, and iron if needed.

Learn two different techniques for creating tie dye finishes on fabric. Combine glue and stencils to create unique designs!

How to create a design with stencils and misters:
1. Place the stencil on the fabric.
2. Add water to the dye bottle and shake to mix the water and powder. Add the liquid dye to the misting bottle.
3. Mist the dye over the stencil. Don’t oversaturate the fabric or the design will run!
4. Remove the stencil. Mist the fabric with a contrasting color if desired.

Learn two different techniques for creating tie dye finishes on fabric. Combine glue and stencils to create unique designs!

One of my misting bottles became clogged so I ended up with lots of dark splatters, but it works with my 80s inspired design. If you want to avoid dark splatters like mine, try propping your fabric up on an easel and spraying the mist on. This way you get more of the fine mist on the fabric while the heavier drops will fall to the floor. (PS….do this in the grass or on a protected surface!) Have fun crafting and creating with dyes and stencils!

This project was first published at Blitsy when I was on their design team.

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