Something new today! I’ve done a lot of tie dye, but never this Sharpie technique.


What you’ll need:


Place the bowl inside the shirt and roll the rubber band over top to secure your drawing space. I free-handed some flowers in black and magenta, but you could try any sort of pattern or drawing that would bleed well. (A severed arm comes to mind.)


With the rubber band still in place, dip a brush in rubbing alcohol and apply to drawing. I learned that you don’t need much! It will continue to bleed for a couple minutes. Also, black seemed to stay put pretty well while the other colors bled out.


Remove the rubber band and move your bowl to another spot and continue drawing. You can do this as much or as little as you like!

I haven’t washed this yet, but I’m assuming you’d want to rinse it out or wash it alone, at least for the initial run. (I’ll update when I figure out what works best.)

Have fun with it!

By the way, I got this idea from Alisa Burke. If you haven’t checked out her blog, I highly recommend it. A wealth of ideas! And her Sharpie tie dye shirt is… to dye for! 🙂 Here’s her link: