Bleach Pen T-Shirts proved to be a very fun challenge! I took pictures along the way, so I'll show you how to do this project.
You will need:
- a t-shirt that you don't mind permanently altering
- a piece of cardboard
- a stencil (optional)
- a bleach pen (make sure you get the one that says "for whites"!)
- running water
Second, start drawing! My polka dots were made easy because Mom let me borrow a circle stencil. But she freehanded hers and it looks great!
Third, let your completed design rest until the desired color appears under the bleach gel. I was aiming for a rust color. Make sure you don't leave it too long, or the bleach will eat through your fabric.
Fourth, rinse your design. We found that it was easiest to use a spray attachment on your sink. After rinsing, throw your shirt in the washer and dryer (alone, so your other clothes don't get bleached).
Ta-da! You have your own bleach pen shirt!