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« on: October 02, 2005 04:09:18 PM »



I first created the Rock Star Mehndi Bleach Pen Jeans.  Now the Courage shirt.  I saw some of these on a website and in one of those celebrity magazines selling for $60.  I went to Old Navy and purchased a men's thermal shirt for $10 (they're on sale this week).  With a bleach pen I wrote "courage."  Then after one hour, I rinsed it and took it out to the garage, laid it on some plastic and used liquid bleach with a paint brush to get the splatter effect.  Liquid bleach works faster than the bleach pen so stay to watch it so it doesn't eat the fabric.  Also make sure you've got something between the top and bottom layer so it doesn't bleed through--unless of course you want it to!

Have fun!

Can also be seen at: http://www.maizehutton.com/courageshirt.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005 04:30:48 PM »

that's awesome! i have a super comfy black shirt from old navy that i almost instantly ruined w/ one spot of bleach. i never thought to paint it w/ bleach! now i can start wearing it again! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2005 07:36:37 PM »

I saw these shirts! I really wanted one... but 60 dollars I did not have. I do think that this is going to be my project for tomorrow...  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005 11:38:03 AM »

Thanks!  There's so many things to create with a bleach pen it's endless.  I saw a pair of Converse tennies done up really cool.

Have fun!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005 11:42:56 AM »

I never heard of a bleach pen. Could you show me an on-line picture of it, or an on-line shop that sells them?
Could it be possible to make your on bleach pen out of an old empty marker that you fill with liquid bleach?
Love your shirt!
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005 01:32:52 PM »

i freakin love it.
thats so awesome.
you did a great job.
now i want one. =P
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005 01:44:47 PM »

The bleach pen is made by Clorox and be found near the regular liquid bleach in your local store.  Here's a pic from my site.  There's also a "how to" for making my Rockstar Mehndi bleach pen jeans.  http://www.maizehutton.com 

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005 02:35:09 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2005 06:53:56 PM »

Nice im going to do something like this...
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2005 11:07:21 PM »

The first thing I thought when I saw a commercial for the bleach pen was, what a great tool for writing in bleach!!!!  but I never got around to it hah.  Nice job!~
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2005 09:43:18 AM »

did you actually toss it in the washing machine or did you like hand wash?

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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2005 11:27:31 AM »

That looks neat... I wanna make one now!  Cheesy Btw, what does the "real" Courage shirts look like?
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2005 06:23:08 PM »

No nobody has an online store with bleach pens? I have searched for them e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e possibly thinkable, but my search is in vain. I even bought a shirt especially to bleachify!

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2005 11:44:03 AM »

I rinsed the shirt in cold water then washed it.

You can see the one they're selling for $60 on this site:
http://www.presentsforpurpose.com/shop/index.php?cPath=54_58

I've only seen the clorox bleach pen in the detergent aisle. 

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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2005 12:34:11 PM »

I REALLY appreciate your posting this! My son wants to be a "rockstar" for Halloween...I wanted to find a good shirt that did NOT look cheesy! This was perfect! Here is our finished work of art!



Many Thanks!
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2005 03:33:43 PM »

That's AWESOME!

You should make him some jeans too!

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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2005 11:20:57 PM »

ok, i went stupid and forgot that the shirt i was trying to copy said humanity, (it looked the easiest, and i was feeling lazy,) and i wrote honesty on it instead. Roll Eyes i'm happy w/ it either way. Grin

here it is on the bed:


and a not so good self taken pic:
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2005 05:28:26 PM »

Great job!!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's project!

Cheers!
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2005 05:24:16 PM »

Ahhh it turns orange from black! I love it, thanks for sharing pics !!!
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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2005 11:23:46 PM »

oooh i really hope i can find a bleach pen over here in the UK!!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2005 03:33:29 PM »

Apparently, a Q-Tip dipped in bleach will do the same job.

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« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2005 04:22:57 PM »

I saw a bleach pen at Dollar Tree the other day in the aisle where there's the sponges & kitchen stuff.

After seeing this, I might have to buy one.
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2005 06:16:33 AM »

I like it, you can also use the clorox gel cleaner, my friend made a stamp out of a foamie and brushed the stamp with the gel and let it sit a while, it came out fantastic and very defined, it almost reminded me of the batik prints..
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2005 11:40:42 AM »



Here's a great shot of the Rock Star bleach pen jeans I did for a friend's little boy.  Check out his shirt!

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