I have a shirt that I love. Unfortunately while cleaning the house I splashed bleach on it. The bleach did not splash into this design, but I can tell you how to make it look that way. lol.
While checking out one of my favorite blogs (I am a Momma, Hear me Roar), I can across Bleach Pen Shirts. I searched high and low to find a bleach pen in Canada. But was unable to find one, until randomly there was some at the Dollar Store.
Normally when painting or stamping a shirt there should be some cardboard between the layers, but I wanted something that would be waterproof. An upside down jelly roll pan works like a charm. Safety pins in the back keep the shirt fabric taut.
I love dress makers chalk. It works great to make the design outline. Now to come up with a design and hit it with the bleach pen.
The gel was not bleach-y enough so openend up the pen and added about 2 tbsp of Clorox bleach. I wanted to keep the gel so that I would still have a thick consistency.
Work slowly to create even lines. A thicker consistency gel would have worked like a charm. But as it was, this worked just fine.
Run the water over the jelly roll pan wrapped shirt!
I was once an assistant to an amazing hair stylist/ friend and she taught me that shampoo neutralizes bleach. So I used foaming hand soap and lathered it all over the bleached area.
Then rinse again! A rinse/ spin cycle ensures that all the soap and bleach are gone.
Make sure to grab a few photos of the super creative and fun design. Looking at your own work in a mirror gives you a different perspective on it. That way you can add more or know that it is just right!