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DIY Marbling Dye Technique On Pillow cases

I am so in love with my new project called marbling. So if you want to learn  marbling dye technique on pillow cases this should be a fun tutorial for you. Take any old sheet or an old pillow case and create a super fun design.

dyes pillow cases on bed

What Is Marbling Dye Technique

Marbling involves floating dyes on a liquid surface in a tray. The dyes are manipulated into patterns using tools and then fabric or paper. Methods differ and the results can vary on the tools and liquids. In my technique I am using shaving cream.

What IS the Best DYE For Marbling

There are many color ways to marble fabric. You can use the same dyes I used to dye my silk scarfs. To see it check out the silk scarf tutorial. You can use any water based paints like acyrlics. In this tutorial I used RIT dye which comes in many colors.

Supplies For Marbling Dye Technique

  • Old Sheet
  • Shaving Cream
gloves and dye supplies

How To:

  1. Cover a table with an old sheet or plastic. Pre-wash pillow cases and dry!
  2. Wear rubber gloves and mix four tablespoons of  RIT Dye into hot water. I used navy as one color with one cup of  hot water. Pour dye solution in a small squeeze bottle. Continue with another color and that was used Denim Blue.
  3. Take you pan and filled it with shaving cream. Take the squeeze bottle that has dye solution and squeeze drops all over the shaving cream. Then take second color and squeeze that the same way. With the top of a spoon, slowly stir around the colors.
shaving cream in pan with dye drops

4. Carefully place the pillow case or sheet onto the shaving creme with soft hands and smooth carefully. Let it stay on for a few minutes.

shaving cream with marbling dit technique in pan

5. With a spatula or a knife carefully scrap off the cream. Like magic the dye design will appear. Spray some dye fixate. Follow the directions to make a batch. Once you spray the fixate. Let stay for an hour and rinse the pillow case to remove any cream and put in dryer for 20 minutes.

marbling dye  solution in pan

You can cover half the pillow case like I did or the whole case. After you rinse all the shaving cream, put in dryer. Now you can decorate your bed with these unique pillow cases.

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decorative pillow cases on bed

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  1. That is very unique and very beautiful,Maria! I love it…

  2. wow, that was made so easy. Might have to grab some cheap cushion covers and try some of my own.

  3. Maria the result is so pretty. I had no idea this could be done on fabric!

  4. What is Dye Fixate and where do I get it or how is it made? Did the color hold up after washing?

    1. I Found the dye fixate at Micheals where the sell tye dye things. You make a batch of fixate and put it in a spray bottle and after you create the design and take off the shaving creme, spray over the design. let try for a few hours then you can wash.

  5. This is SO pretty!!!! I would like to do some fabric and make some pillow covers!

  6. Very cool! They look great in your nautical themed room. Have always wanted to try this on throw pillows. Visiting from Scraptastic Saturday party.

    1. Victoria, you have to try it, its so much fun and the dye stays on great with the shaving creme.
      Thanks Maria

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Very creative. I love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. This looks like fun and is so pretty. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

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