Thursday, June 23, 2011
bleach pen t-shirt
I recently pinned this idea on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try it. One of the things I sell when doing craft shows and markets are upcycled screen printed clothing. I just use the simple freezer paper method seen nearly everywhere now, but first seen in Soulemama's first book The Creative Family. It is effective, but a little tedious when doing many items and sometimes lacks the fluidity I would like.
Enter the three dollar bleach pen. I don't know why I never thought of this before! I just free-handed a design onto a perfectly worn gray t-shirt I found at Value Village and rinsed it off when I liked the colour it had changed to. I was on the phone when it was time to rinse so I couldn't be as careful as I should have which resulted in a few rouge bleach marks, but I think it adds to the rather weathered look of the shirt.
Seriously simple and rewarding project. Try it.
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