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.
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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
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.
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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