Tie Dye With Acrylic paint on a shirt, takes things to a whole new level. By using a mixture of glycerin and water to thin the paint, you are able to turn acrylic paint into an acrylic medium for painting clothing.
Can You Paint Clothes With Acrylic Paint?
Tie-dying has always been a fun way for kids to decorate their clothing, but did you know that you can tie dye with acrylics?!
Check below for the full guide on how to paint tie dye with acrylic paint.
This really changes the game because you won’t have to worry about having a certain type of dye. You can just whip out your acrylic paints and dye away!
How To Tie Dye With Acrylic Paint
Being able to tie dye with acrylics is a fun and easy way to change up the game a little bit. You will have access to so many more shades of colors that will make your clothing unique.
What You Need To Tye Dye With Acrylic Paint
- article of clothing
- some acrylic paints
- a paint fabric medium (to turn the acrylic paints into fabric paints)
- rubber bands
- spray bottles or pour bottles
- and a few other materials
You can grab most of these at your local craft store or around the house. You also need something to heat set the fabric after the paint is dry. Use your iron and ironing board or dryer, last you will wash the fabric.
You will have a lot of fun with this process too because it does not take a professional. Who would have thought that you would be able to simply use paint to modify your clothes?
When you tie dye with acrylics, you will have the same or better outcome than with normal dye. For example, the colors will be bolder and won’t fade as much after being washed.
You can also use this dying method to make customized shirts and other articles of clothing for your friends and family. They will be shocked to hear that it was made with paint!
Tie Dye with Acrylic Paint
This method of tie dye, using acrylic paint would also look awesome on a reverse tie-dye. Reverse tye dye is when you use rubber bands or string to tie off the colored or black fabric.
Then using bleach you remove some of the colors. You can then leave it like it is, with the bleach tye dye, or add color and tie-dye with acrylic paint.
How To Use Acrylic Paint To Tie Dye
It may not be as common to tie dye with acrylics but you’ll not want to do it any other way after. You will love your results and it will be a special kind of unique!
I really enjoy using unique methods to mix up my wardrobe. The next time I try this, I think I will do either a reverse tye dye.
Or use my Cricut and cut some kind of vinyl design or words. I think that would look great and be really fun to do too.
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