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DIY Tie Dye Tile Art

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Create stunning works of art using just 2 simple supplies.  You will want to try this technique over and over again, it works on tile and glass leaving a unique design each time.  I’m sharing a new favorite craft technique today, be sure to watch the video and read on for details on this tie dye tile art. 

Sharpie + Alcohol + tie dye tile art. Easy to follow tutorial to create these stunning tie dye tiles

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Watch this video then get all the details below on how to create your own tie dye tile art. 


I love the look of swirled colors, the kind of effect you get from tye dye fabric or stained glass.  I wanted to try my hand at a technique I have seen that makes colorful swirled art using just 2 simple supplies.  

Here is what I used:

  • Sharpies in a variety of colors
  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol – find this in the first aid section of your local store.  
  • Hexagon Tile – available at a hardware store
  • Medicine Dropper
  • Paper Plate

DIY Tie Dye Tile Art Supplies

I started by cleaning my tile and letting it dry.  Next, I filled in blocks of color on the tile using coordinating colors of permanent marker.  Once it was colored fully I moved the tile to a paper plate to protect my table.  I let the ink dry for a few minutes then took a medicine dropper full of the alcohol and dropped it onto the ink.  Instantly the color started to swirl.  I added a few more drops then gently swirled my tile around mixing the colors.  I let the tile dry fully before touching it.  

Tie Dye Tile Art

This technique was too much fun to try just once.  I went on to design a few tiles using various styles of color blocks.  You can create different effects using a paint brush dipped in alcohol or just dropping the alcohol onto the color and not swirling it around.  

This technique can also be used on glass creating a stained glass effect.  It looks amazing on a piece of glass in a picture frame, which can be displayed near a window to filter light.  

A tip on sealing your art

Tiles like these are often used as coasters.  If you choose to use your tiles as coasters be sure to seal them first, I recommend an acrylic sealer like this one.  It’s a good idea to seal them even if you just want to display these tiles, a clear acrylic coat will keep the art in tact.  Even when dry, without a sealer, this ink can still smudge with over use. 

Now that you know how to makes this beautiful tie dye tile art, tell me what you will create?

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Wednesday 26th of July 2017

I love the way they turned out. What a fun project! There's a lot you can do with these tiles. Can't wait to try it!

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