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Topic: Bleach Pen decorating on Henna Dress  (Read 18958 times)
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« on: September 27, 2011 07:50:30 PM »

Hello All!

I got this simple navy blue cotton dress for $0.80 from the thrift store! It was a great buy, but a little plain for my taste. I saw some tutorials for bleach pen decorating, so I went out and got a few Clorox Bleach Pens at the supermarket.

The bleach comes out as a paste and since I'm a henna artist, it easily translated into a medium I am already comfortable working with.. :-)

I did one side at a time. I put a piece of cardboard between the two layers of the dress as I carefully squeezed the bleach onto the dress. I just free-handed the design. no planning involved here.

I let the bleach sit on the fabric for 5 minutes then immediately washed it with cold water in the tub. Then I ran it in my washer on a quick spin so it came out slightly damp, but not dripping wet.. and repeated the process until it was all done!

I just feel like the design I did made it into a permanent piece of henna art!

and here are the pics! c&c welcome!!



That's the front



and the back



detail of one flower to show that you can get shading especially if you leave the paste on for different amounts of time.



and it on.

<3 Kelly Caroline

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011 07:54:19 PM »

wicked cool!
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011 07:58:10 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous, anything that looks as intricate as embroidery but without all the stitching is good in my book  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011 08:18:32 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011 09:22:12 PM »

Beautifully done - you are a great artist - I love what you've done here.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011 10:01:18 PM »

That is awesome!
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eszmo
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011 10:03:09 PM »

Wow, you can draw for sure, it looks really nice.
I just got bleach pens from the US, can not wait to try them. Smiley
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tattooed_lady
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011 11:14:30 PM »

AMAZING!!!! you should do lots more of these!!! it is just stunning
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le-y
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011 11:22:29 PM »

fantastic work!
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eliz_fraser
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011 11:59:36 PM »

Beautiful drawing!
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