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Topic: Bleach Stencil Shirts. . for ME!  (Read 7302 times)
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jenihall
« on: March 20, 2009 10:14:19 PM »

I've done like 20 bleach stencil shirts and none of them have been for me. I've made lots for my boys and my nephews, but finally I get to wear my own art proudly! woo hoo!

This is my fave! This is the last one I made and the first one I want to post. I love it . . . maybe because it is red, and swirly. . .



Next, the Chandelier Shirt. I love this one because it looks so much more intricate than it really is. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't easy to cut out but I didn't have to do a lot of cutting and pasting. You can't see it very well in the pic but the chandelier wraps around the side.



And last, but not least, a damask print.



These are so fun, and totally addicting!

Let me know what you think. I always appreciate comments.

Happy crafting!
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sdhrt
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 10:20:39 PM »

LOVE THEM! especially the red one.  Nice work!  did you use the 'pen' or something else?
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009 10:32:10 PM »

Cool!  I would love to know how you did this!
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009 10:58:15 PM »

ooh! I want one!!! these are awesome, especially the red one. I am currently obsessed with swirly/henna/paisley type designs. beautiful work!
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narhloki
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009 02:34:18 AM »

I love all 3. I wish you'd made them for meee!
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009 12:56:37 PM »

WOW!   Shocked  It's not often that I've seen such beautifully done bleach work!  Your lines are impecable!! 
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jenihall
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009 01:34:45 PM »

Thanks for the compliments y'all. These were so much fun to make! BTW I have a bleach stencil tutorial here on craftster. . .

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278418.0

Check it out!
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ealiah
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009 05:00:41 PM »

ooooooooooh, the red one is totally amazing
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joandirk
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009 03:04:44 PM »

I like the red and brown ones best. Nice job!
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jenihall
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009 10:09:08 PM »

I forgot to answer the first question. I didn't use a bleach pen. These are done with Freezer Paper. Thanks for looking everyone!
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009 09:40:32 AM »

Whenever I try this my bleach bleeds under the stencil and the image is completely distorted. I tried to spray less on but then I can't even see the change! I then tried to just spray it to see what colours I could get it to and it never went white. Maybe I'm using weak bleach? I didn't even put any water in it as I was going nuts trying to get the damn shirt to bleach!
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jenihall
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009 01:06:51 PM »

Make sure you have the right kind of fabric. I think bleach only works on natural fabrics. Also, bleach can go bad. If you have had your bleach for longer than a year it probably won't work for this project. To prevent bleeding spray just a little bleach at a time (Which you did, good job). Some colors it will take up to 15 or 20 sprays to get the right color. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2009 05:22:39 AM »

YEs it does! I will for sure try it again but on a darker fabric this time. Thank yoU!!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2009 07:07:03 PM »

I love these. they're some of the most intriquite bleach stencils i've seen!
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2009 07:51:52 AM »

you did a GORGEOUS job on these bleach jobs! i don't know how you get such perfect edges! i've been looking for a tutorial on craftster and can't find one. can you, by any chance, tell me what you use for the stencils to make the edges so beautiful and not 'fuzzy'?

i saw someone say freezer paper and a spray bottle with bleach (not sure if it's diluted), but i can't figure out how to hold the paper to the shirt. i thought about trying contact paper. have you tried that?

the first one is my FAV  Wink
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jenihall
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2009 07:01:15 PM »

The magic is in the freezer paper. Cut out your stencil and use a cool temp iron to iron it onto the fabric. The freezer paper has plastic on one side and the heat will make it stick! It's the coolest thing ever! Make sure you spray your bleach very lightly to prevent the bleach from bleeding under the stencil. Hope this helps!
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subliminabubble
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2009 11:37:37 AM »

Oh wow, I love them all. Especially that drool-worthy red one at the top! I could totally imagine these selling for $40+ in a store. Great job!
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cherrydate
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2009 08:46:03 PM »

Loving the last one. Very creative way to stencil.
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