How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers

We love tie dye for summer cardmaking and did you know that you can create it with markers? Our amazing EH Design Ambassador Sandy Allnock is sharing a video tutorial today to show you how to make these gorgeous tie dye cards!

How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers

Shoutout to all my COLOR PEOPLE! This tutorial is filled with EYE candy – lots of happy color created with only 3 markers….to create tie dye! They’re done in water based markers on Canson XL paper so I didn’t have any texture to deal with.

The first card is straight-up tie dye – I found several online tutorials that had different directions than what I found worked, but I’m glad I saw those to get a start on it. It’s always fun to try things out to see what’ll happen once I put my own spin on it too! I drew a spiral and started making the first round of color – then rather than drawing more spirals, I just added the next color’s lines – and didn’t have to “cover” any more spiral lines!

How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers

To finish this one I cut it down to a square card and added a layered sentiment – the top piece was a scrap that I colored with the same markers first, and die cute it with Be Creative tape on the back. When I peeled the letters out, they wer ea sticker, ready made for the card!

How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers

The second card was inspired by an earlier fail – when I had used too much water! Rather than kicking the idea aside entirely, I added the water where I *wanted* it – to wash out the color in the right ways!

How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers

I finished this with an embossed sentiment, which is perfect for the AMAZING word in the random sayings stamp set!

How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers

I created both of these with simple water-based Tombow markers! And only three colors…you’ll get all kinds of results with other colors too! The colors are included in my set of Tombows- which are my faves!

How To Draw Tie Dye With Water-Based Markers


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  • Reply Drawing Tie Dye with water-based markers | Sandy Allnock May 25, 2020 at 6:28 am

    […] Did you know we’re returning to the 60s and 70s again!? lol! I’ve got a guest video showing how to make tiedye PLUS a bonus nebula with the same technique….View the video over at Ellen Hutson! […]

  • Reply Lagene May 25, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Gorgeous tie die & nebulus! You make it look so easy even if time consuming!

  • Reply Helen Budz May 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Have Tombow markers so I can’t wait to try this technique! Ellen and Sandy, tfs-stay well.,

  • Reply Maureen Reiss May 25, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Amazing!!! I know what my daughter and I will be doing for the next couple of days!!!

  • Reply Henriëtte May 25, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Awesome work Sandy, I love the nebula and will certainly try this. Perhaps also a nebula with more blues and green. Thank you so much for sharing this great technique, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  • Reply Cathy Y May 25, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    OMG – that was so cool. I actually have a set of tie dye stamps. But I will definitely have to try your technique!

  • Reply renee milner May 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

    I never thought to try to make a tie-dye card, but it looks fantastic and so fun to make, as does your nebula card—thanks so much for sharing!

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