Monday, March 5, 2012

Bleach Pen T Shirt

Craft Knife

Bleach Pen Gel for Whites
Carbon Paper (Optional)
Cardboard or a Trash Bag
Contact Paper - White
T Shirt

Use bleach in a well ventilated area.
Never mix bleach with any other chemicals.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling bleach.

Draw or print a design on paper. 

Transfer the design to contact paper.  I taped the design to the contact paper and used a piece of carbon paper to transfer my design.  If you draw your design on the paper backing, remember this will be the reverse.

Cut out the design.  I am cutting out the part of the design that I will bleach.

Peel the backing off of the contact paper design. 

Place the contact paper design on the t shirt where you want it.

Press the contact paper firmly to remove any air pockets.

Insert a trash bag or piece of cardboard into the t shirt.  This will keep the bleach from running to both sides of the t shirt.

Wear gloves to protect your hands.  Color your design with the bleach pen.  Be sure to shake your pen before use.

Allow the bleach to "sit" on the t shirt for up to 20 minutes.

Carefully remove cardboard or trash bag.

To stop the bleaching process, rinse the bleach off the t shirt with cold water.  Do not smear the bleach while you are rinsing.  You can leave the contact paper on the shirt while you rinse the t shirt.

When the bleach is removed, remove the contact paper and rinse or wash the entire shirt.

Hang the t shirt to dry or dry in a dryer. 

Wash shirt alone before wearing.

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