21 May 2010

My First Bleach shirt



I used Stand and Salute for the sentiment. I had plans on doing "Land of the Free because of the Brave" but that was too much to do, while sick like I am (yes AGAIN! It stinks!). This shirt did not come out quite like I thought but I like it I think. What do you think?


For Bobbi and anyone else wanting to know. I used Freezer paper (got it at Walmart in the Reynolds Wrap aisle) Place the freezer paper cut to size on your cricut mat SHINY SIDE DOWN. Make sure it is thoroughly stuck down. Load and cut what you wish using your cricut. Now iron the NEGATIVE cut on a PREWASHED and IRONED Tshirt making sure to get all the edges truly fused to the shirt. You then need to put the center of the "O"s and such down, ironing them also. On this shirt I used a MINI MISTER (Tim Holtz/Ranger) 3/4 with bleach and 1/4 with water. It only took a couple sprays. It will take about 5 minutes for the bleach to start working. Do NOT saturate it as it will seep under the freezer paper stencil no matter what. You can also use fabric paint using the freezer paper cut as a stencil, same process just paint instead of bleach. Hope that helps!

9 comments:

  1. It's cute. how did you make it?

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  2. Great shirt!! And thanks for the directions... I have never tried one before but always wondered how they were done!!
    Barb :)

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  3. OMG, this is incredible! THis is a fantastic idea and kids would have so much fun making these!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  4. That is so cool! I could see me easily doing this for a classroom or just a bunch of family shirts or when my husband comes home from deployment...many ideas rushing through my head! Thanks!

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  5. Great shirt!! I have never tried one before but always wondered how they were done!! thanks for showing me how. Hope you had a good trip away. Sorry to hear you are sick. :0/

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  6. Fabulous Crystal!!!

    looking forward to working with you @ The Stamping Boutique!!!
    Hug & Blessings!

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  7. Wow, that is so cool! Congrats on the Scrapbook Pal DT -- it will be so fun to work together!

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  8. I love this shirt!! I have some shirts I bought for altering for the boys and they both have red.... hmmm maybe 4th of July shirts?

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