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Watercolor Bow Tie

Get a splash of color — in any you choose — with watercolor paint.


Photography: John Armitage

Source: Martha Stewart


  • White band collar bow tie
  • Small bowl
  • Water


  1. Dampen entire bow tie with water. Do not soak.
  2. In a small bowl, mix two parts paint and one part water to thin the paint.
  3. Dip the medium watercolor brush into the paint and lightly brush a small section of bow tie. Let paint bleed into areas naturally. (Tip: Start with less paint when using a watercolor technique. You can always add more color if needed.)
  4. Dip brush into second color and randomly brush paint into a different area allowing the two colors to mix a little.
  5. Add color as desired. Let dry completely.

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