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Does anyone know how to make "tie-dyed" looking paper using paint, word, publisher or some other free graphic program? Answered

I want to create a tie-dyed mat and/or background for some pics I am framing without having to buy some "specialty" papers or using dyes, inks or shaving cream.

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boorob

9 years ago

Use some watercolors, several different colors that you like together, add water, take your brush and randomly cover your paper, let dry and you have a neat tie-die background . This works well on fabric, I use a tight woven muslin for my art work . You can find the muslin at Wal-Mart or any fabric store. It's usually in the quilting fabrics. Have fun. Oh, yes. Once it's dry, iron to set your color, even if you use paper.

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kelseymh

9 years ago

Take a look at some of Superjustin18's I'bles. You might even contact him directly for advice.

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Stevedaoust

9 years ago

One simpler method: Select your FAV tie-die and head for the nearest SCANNER. Scan image into YOUR PC photo file to OBJECT INSERTING when writing then printing documents. Also, see if your DOCUMENT WRITING file has a BACKGROUND SAVE/Create program. One last, scan, print up, take to your local PRINT SHOP and have them print up a stack of.... using THIS when you load your printer paper(s).

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rpawlowski

9 years ago

Thanks, plasma factal is exactly what I'm looking for - now does anyone know which of the factal programs is the easiest to work with?

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NobodyInParticular

9 years ago

Why not use tie-dyed cloth for the mat instead of paper?