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Topic: Why do I try new techniques when I'm making gifts???  (Read 614 times)
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« on: October 01, 2010 07:45:33 AM »

Two shirts for my niece's b-day. I got all adventerous and decided to try bleach stencilling for the first time....first thing I probably shouldn't have tried it on this project and second I think my stencil was too detailed....


The O was supposed to be a fancy skull....I think the fabric was wrong too....oh I think it looks ok anyways

And an inside joke between her and her cousin...

This turned out pretty good, nice and simple!

C&C always welcome!!!
And any bleach tips would be great!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010 08:33:25 AM »

Using gift recipients as guinea pigs is one of my favorite pastimes, too.  I think these turned out very well.  I like the look of the bleach on the pink.

When I do bleach stenciling I actually use Soft Scrub cleanser with bleach in it, that way it has more of the consistency of paint than liquid bleach and the details under the stencil don't get saturated.  You just spread it on there until you get the color you wanted and then rinse/blot off.  Here is a link to some shirts I used that technique on so you get an idea of how they turned out http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323028.msg3727218#msg3727218
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010 08:45:47 AM »

ooooh very helpful!!! Thanks!
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