Have you ever thought of tie dye as wood stain? This is a technique I’ve been wanting to try for a while! Tulip Tie-Dye on wood. I love how it came out, check out my video at the bottom of the post for the tutorial! Mixed Media Tutorial: Fabric Dye as Wood Stain
Here’s what you’ll need for tie dye as wood stain:
- Tulip One-Step tie-dye kit
- Wood Canvas
- Contact Paper
- Crafty Knife
- Craft Mat
- Cups with water
- Foil Tape (for edging)
First things first, start by drawing the image then cut out from the contact paper using your crafty knife cutting tool. Make sure you are using your craft mat to make sure you don’t cut through your table top. Once you cut out the design, set aside and grab the Tuplie tie-dye kit.
Prepare the dyes by adding water into the bottles, shake and pour into cups to get ready to paint!
Grab your wood canvas and paint in your background. Allow to dry then take your cut out from your contact paper and remove from sticky back and stick to the dried wood.
Then begin painting. Inside Tip: Do not to oversaturate the paper with the dye, because it will bleed through the paper and you’ll loose the shape of the prickly pear cacti sticker. Once you are done with the background, let it dry and then peel off the sticker for the next steps.
Outline the outside of the cacti and bring out the foil tape for the edges. Add the final embellishments on your art piece and let dry.
Watch the video for the complete tutorial!