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Topic: My First Attempt at Bleach Stenciling Was a Fail  (Read 4313 times)
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« on: May 07, 2010 08:12:39 AM »

The plan here was to cut a heart out of freezer paper and spray around it with bleach so that the heart shape would be in the negative.

Here is an artist's rendering of what was supposed to happen:



And here is what actually happened:



It just looks like I accidentally spilled bleach on myself and, to add insult to injury, the bleach completely bled under the freezer paper, so the heart doesn't even look right.

Things I Have Learned from this Project:
1) Use the spray bottles that are with the travel-sized shampoo not the ones with the cleaning supplies.
2) If you're spraying something and the spray has gone out of control FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP SPRAYING. Spraying more to "fix it" is not going to work.

Don't you worry about me though, I've got a plan for this thing.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010 08:22:05 AM »

Awww no need for the sad face!  How about just dying it and retrying it again?
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010 08:24:39 AM »

Did you iron the freezer paper to the shirt?

And for the record I think it looks cool. I would sport that shirt.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010 08:25:58 AM »

oh noes!  but i love that you are so good natured about it.  Smiley  we all have failed craft projects.  

you should totally submit it to craftfail.com.  i love that site.  
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010 09:25:26 AM »

This totally made me smile at work....

But no worries! I won't speak for anyone but myself, but I know I have totally been there.

Next time will be better!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010 09:38:45 AM »

i've had bleach stenciling accidents too but they never turned out this cool. i love it. i would totally wear that.

*edit* seriously, i'm gonna do this, mess one up on purpose. i want it so bad lol  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010 09:55:15 AM »

Did you iron the freezer paper to the shirt?

I did! And it still bled!

Thanks for all the nice comments everybody, I feel much better about it. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010 10:12:29 AM »

You can use a regular bottle, i do all of the time, you just have to make sure that it's the kind with an adjustable spray nozzle.  adjust it so it's more of a mist rather than a spray, less is more  and with the ironing i iron the heck out of it, freezer paper takes a lot of heat to adhere.


2) If you're spraying something and the spray has gone out of control FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP SPRAYING. Spraying more to "fix it" is not going to work.

You're cracking me up!  you should wear it anyway, no one will know it's not supposed to be like that.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010 11:12:00 AM »

Aww man, that is messed up!
5+++++ Stars for hilarious post! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010 09:29:34 PM »

i use an old 'spray and wash' bottle! works like a charm  Cheesy
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