Ombre Dip Dye String Art
Create decorative dip dyed string with Crayola Watercolors! Mix and match watercolor tablets to form a colorful ombre or a bright pattern!
1 Measure and cut even lengths of white string, enough to fit the length of a wooden dowel.
2 Tie or wrap string around dowel to create a banner. Tighten to secure.
3 Place 2–3 watercolor tablets into large mixing bowl.
4 Add 10 oz warm water to bowl and whisk to dissolve tablets.
5 Submerge the string into bowl about 3/4 of the way to the top for 30 seconds. Remove and set aside on protected surface.
6 Rinse bowl and repeat steps 3–5 as many times as you’d like, submerging the string at a shallower length each time. Dry overnight.
7 Hang to display as wall art!
CIY Staff Tips:
- Tie the string to the dowel in whatever method you prefer. We used lark head knots to secure our string.
- Mix and match watercolor tablets to create custom colors!
- The ombre effect is most successful when working from light to dark colors.
- Once string has dried, experiment with cutting the strings on an angle for a different effect.