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« on: January 14, 2013 02:22:05 PM »



I wanted to DIY some paper lanterns (left over from our wedding) with a dip-dyed ombre effect.  I couldn't find any tutorials online, so I came up with this.

Supplies?  A paper lantern, some acrylic paint, a soft paintbrush, and water.

Step 1:  Squirt some paint onto the base of your lantern (or the top, if you want the colour gradient reversed).
Step 2: Start painting the bottom portion of the lantern.  Drag the brush downwards and let it get streaky.
Step 3: Dip your brush in some water and continue to downwards motion.  Smooth out the streaky bits.
Step 4:  Keep dipping your brush in the water as needed and continue with the downwards motion.  Leave the top section untouched.
Step 5: Allow to dry.
Step 6: Hang up and enjoy!

For those of you who would like more pictures of the process, there are some on my blog:
http://positiveponderings.blogspot.ca/2012/11/ombre-paper-lanterns-diy.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013 03:48:42 AM »

i love this idea. they turned out really great.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013 01:29:05 PM »

Thanks!  I like them.  They fill an empty corner up nicely.
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