This is one of our favorite projects to share with friends – it’s easy, quick, SUPER cute, and so much fun to create. We always have extra blank canvas bags on hand to use for an impromptu Sharpie watercolor project. And don’t let your creativity stop at bags – we’ve done t-shirts, scarves, pillows, and banners – the possibilities are endless. As long as it’s a fiber that can “bleed”, you’re good to go for Sharpie watercolor.
Let’s Do This:
- Lots of Sharpies – I have purchased several collections from Amazon, Walmart, and Costco. Find a coupon, find a sale, stock up at Christmas…..you get the picture. Get a lot of Sharpies.
- Rubbing Alcohol – I’m sure the checkout gal at Costco thinks I work in the medical field with the amount of rubbing alcohol I buy….but we REALLY do this project a lot. I hate to run low on supplies.
- Pipette or brush for the alcohol
- Item for your design – bag, t-shirt, scarf, etc.
Detailed directions can be found here (previous Sharpie Tie-Dye post), however the pictures below should help, if you have any questions. It’s a two-step project. That’s IT! Two easy steps. I LOVE that!
Step 1 – Draw your design
Step 2: Apply alcohol to the areas you would like to “watercolor”. We like to use pipettes, but brushes work great too!
After you get the desired watercolor effect, let it dry. BAM! You’re done! It really dries quickly because it’s ALCOHOL…quick evaporation.
Have fun, and make sure to share your creations with friends! These sweet, unique projects make amazing gifts! These are easy-peasy…even for small hands.
If you found this tutorial helpful, could you please share it on Pinterest? If we all had a Sharpie Watercolor Bag in our life, it would just make the world a little happier….and more colorful. Sharing on Pinterest is a place to start, my friends.
Thank you so much for stopping by our crafty little world!