Years ago my grandma gave me a huge stack of napkins and, even though I knew that those plain white ones weren't really my thing, I politely took them. Fast forward to a recent afternoon of marker tie dye fun!
I'm a little embarrassed to show you how easy it is and I can truly say I really had fun creating these little masterpieces.
What You Need
• Rubbing alcohol (min. 70% isopropyl alcohol)
• Several elastic bands
• Colorful permanent markers
• Shot glass (or similar size)
• Napkins or material you want to dye
First I highly recommend testing out your technique on an old t-shirt or scrap of material — before working on your napkins — so you get a better idea of how the alcohol reacts with the marker.
1. Take your shot glass, decide were you want your tie dye color burst and secure it in place with the rubber band. Draw a small design with the marker.
Tip: Try to use colors that are similar or complement each other to avoid muddy results. (This is the advantage of testing it out first.)
2. Next take your dropper full of rubbing alcohol and drop about 10 drops in the center of your design and you'll get something like this. Cool huh!?
3. Remove the elastic band and you get a pretty watercolor-like pattern.