Friday, November 21, 2014

Sprayed Bleach Shirt




Everyone(including Ashish) loved my shirt I made for the Meet  & Greet with Ashish Arora,CEO of Cricut in Nashville, TN. I wanted to share how I made it, it's really easy!!!
 It's an old technique, but quick easy and cheap!!!  


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Here is what you need:

Cricut Machine (any one) 
Bleach 
Spray Bottle 
Vinyl or Contact Paper

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Step 1: If you're using a new T-shirt wash it before you do this technique. 

Step 2: Once its cleaned an dried, Put your T-shirt on a flat surface so you can easily put your image on. 



Step 3: While your shirt is washing, find an image and design your t-shirt. Once its all designed and you love it, Cut it out. 
You can use vinyl or contact paper.  
Tip: In Design Space you can change the canvas and shirt sizes, So, you know just how big you need your image. 


                                               

Step 4: Add your cut out image to the t-shirt. Make sure you press it down good. It's okay if you don't get it all the way, The bleach will just bleed and I personally think it adds to the effect. 




               

 Step 5: Pour some Bleach in a spray bottle.  
Caution: Don't get it on your other cloths!!!

Step 6; Now the fun part!!!! Spray over the design. 
The messier the better. For fun spray the sleeves and other random spots too. If you let it sit a minute and add a few more random sprays it will add a different color. 





Step 7: When you have your desired look, place a paper towel over the image to absorb any excess bleach. 



Step 8: Remove the Vinyl(contact paper). 


Step 9: To get rid of the bleach smell, hand rinse with cold water. 




Step 10: WASH IT AGAIN!!!! Wash it with cold water, this will help it from bleeding and get rid of the bleach smell. 
If you do several all the same color you could wash them at the same time... 


Tada!!!! I love this technique. It would also be fun to get a white shirt and spray colored dye on it!!! OMG, I'm going to TRY IT!!! 

I would love to see what you make using this technique.

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY -Chris 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cricut Guy & Design Space Link



I will be showing you how I put together this Cricut Guy after I made him in Cricut Design Space and cut him from my Cricut Explore.  I used the images from Teddy Bear Parade and Store Front Cartridges(both are in the subscription, to create this fun little guy. I will share the Cricut Design Space Link at the bottom of this post. 

This is the Finished Cut!!! 





Simply cut out the pieces... There is only 3 colors so its very easy. 
(excuse the dirty mat)



I then punched out a circle and just cut it into pieces to back my eyes and mouth. 


I use 2 Way Glue to adhere them.
(any glue will work) 
Tip: Make sure your pieces cover the holes before you adhere them.



I added Stampin'Dimensionals on the eyes so they would pop.Add his shirt,and your done! 


I hope you all enjoy this cute little Cricut Guy.

Here is the Design Space Link:

All you have to do is click the link it will open up in your Cricut Design Space Account. 
You can cut him free if you have the subscription. 
The images I used where from Store Front &  Teddy Bear Parade, so if you have both it will be free. If you have just one of the 2 you will have to only pay $0.99 and you will own it to cut when ever you like.  Please feel free to comment, share & ask any questions.

p.s. If you have Teddy Bear Parade you can use all the outfits on the 
Cricut Guy how fun would that be!!!