Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bleach Dye T-Shirt

I came across this great idea for a reverse dying project on Show Tell Share. Instead of adding color, why not take it away with bleach? I happened to have a bleach pen on hand so I was ready to go, or so I thought.

I discovered that my bleach pen was old and all but dried up but I was on a mission.

I decided to mix up some bleach with baking soda to make a loose paste. I sucked that into the bleach pen like a turkey baster and was in business.

First I sketched out my idea and then jumped right in with the bleach pen. I didn't outline on the shirt because I wanted to just go with the flow.

What I discovered was that my old and dried out bleach pen had some gunk still dried in the tip. So if I squeezed really hard I got more than I wanted. To be honest, the design looked better on paper that on the shirt and I think I might make the shirt into pajama pants for Nathan.

BUT... the project was awesome!!! Instant gratification. LOVE THAT!!!

I also decided to write "believe" on the back which I liked very much.

As I said, I will do this project again and thanks to Show Tell Share for the inspiration!!!


  1. Oh I LOOOOVE this!!! great idea with the baking soda too!!

  2. So creative! I love how you didn't forget to add a little something to the back. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Thanks so much ladies! I'm glad you found me :)

  4. cute, cute, cute I love how you didn't give up and found away to do it.

  5. What is the reason for the baking soda? You must have had something in between the front and back or it would have went through...right?

  6. how neat, thanks for the inspiration.