Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bleach art!

Remember the post about bleach art? I finally did my first project!

I used freezer paper to do this project, you can buy it at Walmart by the Saran Wrap.
I found an image I liked online and tried to reproduce it on the freezer paper. You could also print a graphic, cut it out, and trace it onto the freezer paper, with the waxy side down.
Here is the sketch on the freezer paper:

I then cut out my image (this one is slightly different because it was my test image) and placed it where I wanted it to appear on the shirt:


Then you iron the freezer paper, waxy side down, onto the shirt.



I then took my project outside so I wouldn't get bleach all over random things in my house. I also changed my clothes, make sure you wear something that you won't mind a few bleach spots on in case some happens to blow your way.

I slid a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so the bleach wouldn't leak through to the other side of the shirt:

I put a 50/50 bleach/water solution in an old hairspray bottle (after I rinsed it our thoroughly) and started spraying the area of the shirt I wanted to concentrate on:


I had to be patient (which I hate!), the bleach took a few minutes to start changing the color on the shirt. I re-misted it a few times to get the concentration that I wanted.

Once it was almost dry I peeled off the freezer paper.


And my test shirt looked like this:


Here is my daughter modeling her finished shirt:


If you want to do something basic this should give you some idea of how to do it, the ultimate tutorial can be found here.

6 comments:

Christa said...

Those are ridiculously cute. I just might have to try this.

Happy Wanderers said...

Wow! I think I'll have to try that one... Those turned out cute!

Malinovka said...

SO cute!! I love how it turned out! So easy too!

Christensen's said...

Wow! Very crafty...I am impressed! Those turned out very cute!

Crazy Lees said...

Way Coool!
I love that look and the cutie wearing it!

Char said...

I just tried stencilling with freezer paper last week...SO fun! I'm still racking my brain to come up with the perfect project.