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« on: August 16, 2008 08:32:32 PM »

OK, so I'm a little jealous of my son. I made these 2 shirts for him this week and I am wishing they were in my size! He really, really loves his Robot shirt. He didn't want to wait for it to dry before he put it on. The guitar shirt was inspired by our new love for Guitar Hero! OK, we aren't that nerdy. I actually play the guitar.  I can't wait to come up with some new ideas for him. I'm going to have to go back to Wal-mart and buy out all of their plain shirts so that I can make all I want.
These shirts were my first attempt at bleach stencilling with freezer paper. I was amazed at how crisp the lines stayed. I usually use thin plastic sheets (like the ones used for overhead projectors.) This was a million times easier to cut out. I just wish the freezer paper stencils would last forever.


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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008 08:42:07 PM »

The robot is SOOO CUTE! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008 08:56:13 PM »

Love the robot shirt and the model.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008 12:52:47 PM »

Thanks guys. The robot shirt is my favorite too.  Does anyone have any good stencil sites I can check out?

« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008 07:36:12 AM »

Thanks guys. The robot shirt is my favorite too.  Does anyone have any good stencil sites I can check out?

great stencils on the above site.  your shirts are great.  I made several onesies for my cousin's grandson and one of them was that robot.  I've been wanting to try bleach stenciling, but haven't had the nerve.  you've inspired me, thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008 11:30:23 AM »

Are they both bleach shirts, or just the robot? They came out great! I've tried experimenting with bleach and freezer paper once, and it didn't turn out so well. Did you just spray bleach onto the shirt with a spray bottle? If not, how did you apply it?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008 04:55:02 PM »

Yes, both shirts are bleach stenciled. I used a fine misting spray bottle with a mixture of 1 part bleach to 3 parts water. After ironing the stencil to the shirt so that it stays put, I sprayed just enough to get the shirt damp. Once that dried I did it two more times. Once I got the stencil the color I wanted I peeled off the freezer paper and rinsed the shirt in Hot water to stop the bleaching process.
I just recently learned that bleach only works when it is wet! That means you can take your time making bleach stencil shirts. I have a 2 year old who keeps me very busy and I was able to work on these shirts thoughout the day.

« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008 09:12:20 AM »

So cute.  I love robots, so that one is my fav.  Did you just do the bleach, or did you do paint on top of the bleach.  I understand the sadness of the freezer paper stencils not lasting forever.  I've never tried the projector paper stencils, but it's the next on my list so that they will last! 

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