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« on: May 26, 2007 10:40:24 PM »

I saw this on Craftzine and wanted to try it ever since then.
http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/04/tshirt_designs_created_with_st.html

My boyfriend came home from school today for the summer, and along with a Kryptonium-green cake, I wanted to make him a shirt as a welcome-home present. He has a green shirt that accidentally got bleached out, and he loves it to death, because it looks "artistic," so now it was my turn. I made the symbol in Illustrator.


After that, I started looking for things to put on my shirt and happened to find a box of scrapbooking letters I used for a project. 100 points if you know what Bartlet for America means!


I did two more, but Photobooth is pussing out on me, so more later.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 10:59:20 PM »

i love the superman one
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007 11:03:34 PM »

Bartlet for America.... The West Wing?
Maybe I'm just a little into that show.
Nice superman. I'm sure he'll love it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 11:11:07 PM »

Thanks! Yeah, he got me into West Wing, which is one of his family things, and I've yet to see any cute WW-geek shirts. His parents got a kick out of it, and now he wants one. Less girly, though.

Here are the rest of them.
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And another one I made using crochet hooks, scissors, and yarn:


This one was a little bit of a mess-up. I used mardi gras beads to spell out Love, but they didn't quite work. I still like how it came out, though. It's like an explosion Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007 07:35:55 AM »

What an awesome idea! I love the scissors and crochet hooks... but does bleach hurt metal? Maybe the beads would work if you had bigger beads? I dunno. I think I'm gonna try me some bleach when I get home from work... Cheesy
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Iellwen
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2007 10:07:35 AM »

I have one arguement.  Since bleach is a strong base, don't you neutralize it with some vinegar after?  Washing it with soap would just be adding more base, wouldn't it?

Sorry, but I have a friend whose pants dissolved, and I don't want to make a shirt, fall in love with it and watch it die.  I sound so geeky and melodramatic.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2007 10:58:07 AM »

when i did the spray bleach
i watered it down.
i dont remember where i saw it, but its like 1/3 water 2/3 bleach or something.
and it worked really well
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2007 12:55:01 PM »

Didn't mention that I love the shirts.  Especially the hooks and scissors one.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2007 12:59:17 PM »

I Love this, I want to try it, so awesome, that is so cool, good job.
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2007 05:54:48 PM »

That's pretty cool!
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2007 02:01:11 PM »

looks awesome. how do you get the bleach to not soak into the fabric under the stencil?
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2007 09:42:33 PM »

looks awesome. how do you get the bleach to not soak into the fabric under the stencil?

when i bleach stencil
i put cardboard or a tshirt board inbetween the layers
so that what i do on the front doesnt seep through to the back
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2007 07:39:54 PM »

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