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Dip-Dyed Pencils

Strike up a colorful correspondence using dip-dyed papers.

Photography: Dana Gallagher

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2010


Don't worry about creating precise lines when dipping in paint; irregularities are part of the appeal. If you still have paint left over after dipping, pour it back into its can to use for future projects.

Try our Dip-Dyed Stationary and Cards craft.


  • Stir stick

  • Water-based latex paint

  • Plastic container


  1. Stir paint thoroughly, and pour into plastic container. Carefully dip pencil into paint. Once you've reached the desired line, slowly pull pencil out of paint.

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