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« on: March 04, 2008 12:58:16 PM »

I've been playing around with the whole freezer paper stencil idea for a while with great success.

A few I've made


Playing with more than one color (and my lettering got a little smudgy but oh well.)


I wore this one for hubby on Valentines.  *smile*


I LOVE this one.  It's been washed 30-40 times and is still going strong!

But those have all been done with the freezer paper stencils and using acrylic paints with textile medium added.

I finally decided to try my hand at the bleaching technique.  (Scary, huh?)  And it turned out pretty good, I think.  A 25 cent thrift shop t-shirt (with a stain on the front) became:


And the stain is completely covered.  You can see a couple of drips (I need a finer mist of the bleach-water mixture next time, I think) but all evidence of the stain is gone!  And the shirt is now my very favorite.  Well, next to my peace sign hand up there, of course.  lol


Here's a close up. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 01:21:35 PM »

Absolutely, totally loving this....I haven't ever heard of or thought of doing this!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008 01:49:50 PM »

so, how did you get the tree to be so defined? when tried bleach a while back it bled like crazy. eesh!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008 01:50:10 PM »

I absolutely love the tree bleachy shirt! What a briljant idea is spraying. I have to try that!!
thanx for sharing!
Ow and I love the 2 hands making a heart very cute!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 02:20:10 PM »

Another tree one fan here ^^
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 02:26:41 PM »

so, how did you get the tree to be so defined? when tried bleach a while back it bled like crazy. eesh!

I cut my freezer paper to fit into my printer and found the tree on the internet (enlarging it in PSP to the size I wanted it) and printed on the paper side.  Then, for hours (not really HOURS, but probably 1-1 1/2 hours or so), my exacto-knife and I became one.  LOL  I just cut slowly and with as much precision as possible to get good detail.

I am of the opinion that a hot iron and slowly ironing from the trunk upwards to the detailed limbs made it stick well.

To get it not to bleed under, I put a cardboard lining inside the shirt then sprayed a 50% bleach-50% water mixture over it and when it got almost to the color I wanted, I layed it face down in a bathtub of cold water, then began rinsing (with the stencil still on.)  Once it was good and wet with cold water, I removed the soggy cardboard and wrung some of the water out of the shirt and peeled off the tree.  Tossed it in a wash of cold water with a smidge of washing detergent and my ever present Downy and....

Voila`!

Hope that helps.

Now I still have the tree cutout to work with, too.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 09:25:24 AM »

Great works and I too love the tree!

Would you mind sharing the stencil for the tree?
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 05:17:51 PM »

They all turned out great but I really love the tree.  Amazing what 25 cents and a little ingenuity can do.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008 01:32:15 PM »

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but i love the tree one. 
Thanks for the tips, because i just might have to try it. 
Great job on all the shirts. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008 10:55:25 PM »

These are all so great. I really love the hand heart one. It's so creative and they all came out great.
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