Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stamped Bleach Pen Shirts

After reading others' blog posts about using the Clorox Bleach Pen to decorate shirts, I decided to finally give it a try.
Now, not wanting to risk messing up a chunk of fabric by trying to free hand a design, especially since it needs to be non-cutesy for D, I thought I try using a rubber stamp to stamp a design onto the shirt with the bleach. I already had some shirt pieces cut out of a black jersey sheet for another raglan style shirt, so I ironed some freezer paper to the wrong side, to keep the bleach from bleeding through.

I basically just smeared some of the bleach gel onto the stamp, pressed it onto a scrap of fabric to get the excess off then carefully stamped the shirt piece. I held the stamp on the fabric for a few seconds and carefully lifted up. Within a few seconds the design started showing up. I rinsed the bleach off after a good 5-10 minutes and let it dry.

Used a tractor stamp, can't see all of the detail in the stamp but it is better than my free hand tractor would have turned out.

I used a robot set of stamps to do this. The stamp set is the clear acrylic with the parts being interchangable so I put the robot head on the sleeves for something extra.

Well I hope this inspires someone. Have a good day and Blessed Be.
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  1. I love that you used the stamps - I have never seen that. This is amazing.

  2. I like the effect you got with your tractor stamp!

  3. Whoah...what an incredibly cool technique. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...", my friend! Just a reminder that leaving a comment on the post this week gives you an automatic entry into my Wednesday night drawing for the $25 GC to the Hodgson Mill online store.

    Warmest wishes and happy holidays,

  4. What a cool idea! I have all the necessary ingredients and am off to make my shirt! Thank you!

  5. Excited to try this! I have wanted to try the bleach pen, but was also afraid of freehand. This is perfect!

  6. I really like how the tractor turned out! It looks vintage-y missing some of the details from the stamp. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower from Ginger Snap Crafts

  7. This project is so fabulous!

    Thank you so much for linking-up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    I've spotlighted your post on my Facebook page today.

    Wishing you the happiest of holidays,


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