DIY "Watercolor" Using Rit Dye

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Use powered Rit Dye to create watercolors with a "woven" look to them.

You'll need:

  1. Powdered dye: I used Tangerine, Rose and Plum for color variation
  2. 1 watercolor paper or block: Hello, Just Add Watercolor Block
  3. 1 paintbrush
  4. Water
  5. Towel
  6. Protected surface 


  1. Sprinkle the dye along the top edge of the block.
  2. Use a damp brush to wipe the die toward the bottom edge. They dye will activate as it becomes wet from the brush, so dip your brush in water as needed.
  3. After the vertical texture is complete, sprinkle dye along one of the side edges, using your brush to pull it over to the opposite side.