Adventures With Bleach
June 17, 2010 14 Comments
As soon as I saw this technique, I knew I had to try it out! I have applique'd. I have painted with freezer paper stencils. So let's add bleaching shirts to my repertoire! I wanted a girly Superman t-shirt to wear on Father's Day. (We are celebrating the hubs in "Superman" style this Sunday!)
The first time I tried this method, I failed completely learned a lot. So I am pleased that I can share a *successful* tutorial with you! I'll share my oopseys at the end of the tutorial. But you will not believe how easy this is!
Here is what I learned from my oopseys:
* Do NOT overdo the bleach. I ruined one of Little Man's shirts because I didn't believe that the invisible bleach was doing all the work.
* I tried using a cardstock stencil the first time, but it did not give me a clean, crisp stencil image. I definitely love my freezer paper!
* If your spray bottle is on "stream", it will leave much larger blotches. I realized that with my first spray!
* I had the best luck when using undiluted bleach.
I am loving my sweet, subtle Superman shirt!
Yes, I had to photo myself. This whole "Superman" theme is still a surprise from the hubs, besides the fact he is out-of-town as always! Ah well, this Supergirl has got it covered.