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!!!