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Topic: Fun with Bleach -- "Bloody" Skull Tee  (Read 1189 times)
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« on: March 30, 2007 01:17:52 PM »

At long last, I've worked out the whole photo posting deal. So here's my first posted project -- yay!

I wish I had a before photo, bc this skull-T used to be just fun cheesy weekend wear -- and now I find it quite awesome. It all began in a serendipitous laundry moment, when I accidentally got a spot (just a spot) of bleach on it, revealing an awesome earthly red hue just begging to be let out. So today, in a crafty break from house cleaning, I decided to finally do the deed. I turned her inside-out, put her in a bucket, splashed her with some bleach, then immersed her in cold water (in my head, I was thinking that would "shock" the bleaching process, sort of like you shock pasta -- is that true? I dunno.) But I'm very happy with the results.

The other shirts, I figured I'd just throw into the photo. I made them a while ago. I tie-dyed the b/w striped one by rolling the shirt all the way around from the bottom up, then wrapping around sections of the resulting circle with rubberbands (lots of them per section and *tightly*) And the third shirt I just threw into the same black dye bath -- 3/4 of the way for many minutes, then the rest for just a few, hence the stripe.

I actually have a bunch more RIT dye that I planned to make more wifebeaters with, but the rinsing is soooo time-consuming and unpleasantly chore-like. For now, I think I'll play around with bleach. MUCH easier, and I rather like the negative aspect of the process.

so here it is...

thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: May 02, 2009 11:49:50 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue. - don't mind me! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007 01:23:13 PM »

wow thats amazing that you got that awesome red from bleach ! who would have thought ? any way I love the effect . very cool .. and why am I never so lucky with bleach? Sad

« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007 02:01:20 PM »

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