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!!!  

Here is what you need:

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


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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