At the Small Book making class last week, Ronda and Teresa talked about sharpie dyeing. Since I’m all about dyeing, I just had to try it. I thought I’d try dyeing a stylish colorful visor to wear during this hot summer.
Wow! How easy and fun! If you’ve never tried this technique, all you need are a few supplies:
- Something to paint. I found this visor at Joann’s for $1.99.
- Sharpie Markers – broad tip
- Rubbing Alcohol -70%
- spray bottle or dropper
- work surface covered with plastic
Once you have your work surface ready, paint the visor or other cloth with Sharpies.
Continue to paint until you are happy with your design. Leave space between colors so they can spread when you apply the alcohol.
Now the fun comes. Add alcohol via a spray bottle or dropper. Be sure to do this part in an open, ventilated area. I worked in the garage with the door open.
As you continue to add alcohol, the marker will spread. When you are happy with your results, stop and allow to dry. Once dry, iron to heat set.
And here it is on me.
This is a great activity for the kiddos and big kids. I see more Sharpie projects in my future.
Happy 4th everyone!
Love it! Almost instant gratification tie dye.
Cool, Lynda! My friend is going to do some sharpie dyeing on silk scarves for a demo at a quilt show I will vend at in September.
Great idea! I have been playing with sharpies and alcohol on fabric, but like your visor idea… thanks for the inspiration!
Teresa, Yep – instant all right!
Kathy, I couldn’t find my silk scarf and my order from Dharma hasn’t arrived so I had to try it on the visor but I will be trying it on scarves for sure. Easy, fun results and great kid activity.
Wow great idea!
Judy, I’ve been wanting to use them on fabric especially silk but didn’t have any around. Thank you for dropping by.
It works!! Gotta get one of those silk scarves. Thanks for this post.
Ronda, Yep, I’ve got them ordered.
I nominated you for a couple blog awards, Lynda! You can check them out on my website- thank you for being so inspiring!
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Corissa, That was so sweet of you. Thanks!