Tie Dyeing paper is not the same process as tie dyeing fabric. To give our paper that look we used shaving cream, alcohol inks and glossy cardstock.
It was a huge hit!!
To make your own tie dyed looking cardstock just follow these simple directions:
Spray shaving cream onto a plastic disposable plate (do not use gel shaving cream).
Add a few drops from each bottle of alcohol ink (we used three coordinating colors) to the shaving cream.
Place cardstock, glossy side down, into the shaving cream. Tap lightly then pick up the cardstock carefully, turn and repeat. The girls each did this about five times to get the appropriate amount of ink coverage on their cardstock.
We then stamped our cardstock with line image stamps.
All the girls just loved this technique and the way their cards turned out. It is a very easy craft to do with kids just make sure all the children are wearing either a crafting apron or tshirt as alcohol inks will stain.