Show Tell Share and I couldn't wait to try it.
I think it made me reminisce to my '90's childhood days of designing shirts and canvas shoes with puffy fabric paint. (I thought I was so cool! )
I love that this technique looks a little like batik (and not so '90's). Here's what I saw:
|bleached T-Shirt designs from Show Tell Share|
After seeing this idea, I went through some of my kids' clothes and some of my own to see if there were any with little stains on them that I could disguise this way. I also went to the grocery store and picked up my Clorox bleach pen-around $2-3.
I decided on a green shirt for my son that had a bleach mark already on it. This was so simple and fun to do!
Here's what you'll need:
1. Clorox gel bleach pen
2. Cotton shirt or fabric of your choice
3. Plastic to line the back of fabric (plastic bag, wax paper, or cereal box liner).
First, lay the fabric out flat on table. Place plastic liner in between front and back of fabric so bleach doesn't bleed through. Then, draw whatever design you want-I did freestyle numbers for my son's shirt.
It's fun to watch the bleach slowly lighten up the fabric until you see your design. Be prepared for a bleachy smell in your house. Opening up windows might help!
The nice thing about the bleach pen is that it comes out as a gel, with two different ends for flow options.
|my son happily holding up his shirt|
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