Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bleach Pen Doily Shirt

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I have seen people draw and write on their shirts with bleach pens and I think it creates a very cool effect. 

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I thought I would try it using a paper doily as a stencil.  I found an old shirt of my daughter’s that was already stained to practice on.

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I laid it out flat with a piece of wax paper inside to prevent bleed through.  Then, I placed the doily (I actually layered about 3 so it would be thicker and sturdier) on top of the shirt and pinned it down so that it would be still.
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I just traced the heart and filled in all of the little spaces with the bleach pen.  After I was done, I let the bleach do it’s thing.  The longer you leave it on, the more it will bleach it out. 

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Once it’s done, just rinse the bleach out in the sink and run it through the washing machine by itself, dry, and it’s ready to wear.

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Now my daughter has a unique Valentine’s shirt to wear instead of having to toss out a shirt she couldn’t wear anymore!
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24 comments:

  1. Whoa! So cool! What a brilliant idea, and it turned out so cute!

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  2. Cute, cute! I think I have everything to make one of these...just gonna have to boyify it ;)

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  3. Haha! What a creative idea. Super fun!

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  4. This is so great! And, it totally reminds me of this awesome tee: http://www.emersonmade.com/collections/e-m-signature-tees/products/em-signature-ts-rhubarb-heart

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  5. This is awesome! Can't wait to try it!

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  6. What a super idea. Your daughter must be thrilled with her shirt!

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  7. You are so smart! That is adorable! laurie

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  8. I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award!

    http://beadsbuttonsbubbles.blogspot.com/2011/02/look-what-i-got.html

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  9. What a clever idea! Love the result AND did your daughter "LOVE IT"???
    Thank you for sharing your idea!
    Hugs, Donna

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  10. Beautiful, adorable, and a wonderful way to repurpose a shirt! Love it!

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  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  12. This is super clever...oh, the applications that are dancing in my imagination!

    Leigha

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  13. This is such a great idea!!! just amazing how it turned out!

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  14. I love this! I can't wait to try it out. I'm adding bleach pen to my grocery list right now.
    Thanks.
    carolyn - homework

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  15. That is an awesome idea! I've never seen that before! Congrats on the feature :)

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  16. What a fab idea thanks for sharing i'm off to give it a whirl tina x x http://www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

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  17. What a good idea!! I'm going to try that!! Thanks!

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  18. That's adorable! What a great way to save kids' stained clothes! Thanks a bunch for sharing. :-)

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  19. This is a really cute idea & turned out so nice! Would love if you link it to my Craftastic party:)

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  20. Looks great! I've been meaning to do this technique,might be time to finially try it. Stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  21. I love it! I'm obsessed with trying a bleach pen. I love how yours turned out!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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