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aethelberga
« on: April 14, 2009 04:19:51 PM »

I saw someone on the dollmaking forum had used fabric tie dyed with Sharpies. I had never heard of that before but decided to have a go.
I tied the t-shirt with rubber bands, like with normal tie dying.
First I did the back:

I overdid it on the alcohol which made it bleed too much, though I still kind of like it.
Having looked at the back, I then did the front:

I was a little more sparing with the alcohol and it turned out much better.
Sadly the t-shirt doesn't fit me, but you can't have everything.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009 05:06:21 PM »

Sadly the t-shirt doesn't fit me, but you can't have everything.

Sure you can! Next step is to revamp the tee to fit you. Plenty of examples on Crafster. I'd cut off the whole top under the armholes, cut slits for a sleeveless boat-neck tee, and tack the top corners together.

BTW, what kind of alchohol were you drinking? Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009 07:26:07 PM »

Wonderful idea!  Now that is a tie die that I could do with my kids!  Is there a tute somewhere or can you make one.  It seems real easy I could probably guess my way through it but....
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aethelberga
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009 09:50:39 AM »

I think there's something on Instructables, but mostly I just wrapped it, then coloured it in fairly heavily with the markers. Then I used a q-tip to drip rubbing alcohol on it. The back I did too much alcohol and the front maybe a bit too little, but I did it while sitting on the sofa so it is not messy at all.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009 04:40:45 AM »

Fantastic idea.  I check Instructables and there is an excellent tute on there, step by step with good pictures!!!  Great job btw.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009 08:47:20 AM »

This is a neat idea- I'm going to have to experiment with it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009 12:43:41 PM »

I think there's something on Instructables, but mostly I just wrapped it, then coloured it in fairly heavily with the markers. Then I used a q-tip to drip rubbing alcohol on it. The back I did too much alcohol and the front maybe a bit too little, but I did it while sitting on the sofa so it is not messy at all.

I've done that quite a few times and my markers don't work too well anymore. I got them last summer and have only made 4 projects, and they're..dead.  Sad
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009 06:32:36 AM »

Cool! I have lots of Sharpies - now I need to find stuff to tie-dye....
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009 06:55:06 PM »

Isn't this the neatest idea.  My 9 yr old daughter went to a girl scout encampment this past weekend and tye-dyed with Sharpies.  I had never heard of it before.  But they did it a little different they rubberbanded plastic cups inbetween the shirts and made designs, wrote stuff, whatever then they used an eye dropper to put the acohol on.  They did give us instructions with the shirt to iron or put thru hot dryer to set it. Also to wash alone the first time.  I will have to see if I can get one more picture tomorrow on my dying batteries for the camera, just to give another view of one of these shirts.  We showed her brothers and sister and they all want to make one now. 
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aethelberga
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009 06:04:58 PM »

I saw the tute with the plastic cups, but I decided to try the normal way first as I wanted an all over design. I ironed it to set it but I washed it with other stuff and I had no problem with the colour running.
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