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!