DIP DYEING POM POMS WITH WATERCOLOR SOUNDS CRAZY
Have you ever just felt bored with watercolor? Well, been having one of those weeks – where I just don’t want to paint. It’s dreary outside and cabin fever is starting to set in after several days of cold rain. This kind of weather is enough to drive a person crazy! Well, after giving myself a pep talk – I meandered to my local craft store and bought some pom poms as well as some cute stickers. So what will I do with these little craft items? Well, dip dye them in watercolor of course :)
HOW TO DIP DYE POM POMS IN WATERCOLOR
STEP 01: BUY WHITE POM POMS
The first step to dip dying pom poms is to start with pure white pom poms. These will give you a clean surface to dye your pom poms any color you choose. I personally like to dye my pom poms – since then they will match my illustration exact and not really look like an added side thought.
STEP 02: DIP POM POMS IN WATER
Next, your gonna want to wet your pom poms. I did this by simply dipping them in my water with a tweezer. The water should open up the cotton in the pom pom allowing it to absorb whatever color it comes in contact next.
STEP 03: DIP POM POMS IN WATERCOLOR
As soon as your pom pom is throughly saturated – dip it in whatever pre-mixed watery watercolor you desire in your palette. Make sure to slide it around and turn it over covering every side of the pom pom and coating the entire surface thoroughly.
STEP 04: LET POM POMS DRY COMPLETELY
Next, lay your pom pom on a hand towel or paper towel and let it completely dry. If you place your pom pom pre-maturely on your illustration it will leave a watery wet dot on your paper. So patience is key in this step.
STEP 05: GLUE POM POMS TO ILLUSTRATION
Finally, glue your pom pom to your illustration with any glue you desire – I personally used a glue stick for this project – since I might want to take these puff balls off if I need to place it in a frame. But for now – I love the idea of small puffs adorning my illustration.