Before you begin spraying your shirt, you may want to test the spray of your bottle in a sink or outside. They are pretty easy to take care of and will last a long time. I’ve used pens or pencils before. We’re using it for a reverse stencil, it won’t be staying on the shirt. It works best on 100% cotton. Place the bleach into a little spray bottle and spray randomly and all over outside in the fresh air on some plastic or a surface that can be damaged by bleach. You can head on over to your local craft store and buy a plain t-shirt. Take a small spray bottle and fill it with a mix of half bleach, half water. If it is not … If the stencil gets saturated with bleach, the design will bleed. So be sure not to use iron-on vinyl for this craft. Do you think this method would work on a thicker cotton like a sweatshirt? This will cause the plastic on the freezer paper to melt and adhere to the t-shirt. I’ll explain that more in the tutorial and I cover it in the video too. Thanks for sharing with us. The more detailed your image, the greater the chance you are taking that the bleach will bleed through on the design. Just a word on bleach… It is a chemical, use proper ventilation, use gloves, wear old clothes or an apron. The design bled a little on to the symbol. ... Use Spray adhesive on the back side of stencil if you have it. And I actually used two different spray bottles. Just an FYI I did have to look up why the “attach” option was not available so you may want to mention what to do if that happens to others. You can let your shirts air dry if you want. Almost every shirt I’ve made I sprayed bleach a second time after the first layer was dry. And speaking of designs,  I’m sharing the two SVG files I used to make these shirts with you for free. Now, let it sit for about 10 minutes. Required fields are marked *. We found all of our images using Google. Gently shake to mix well. In the video above I cover how to get the SVG file into design space and cut it out. Once you have your design chosen, you’ll need to size it based on the size of your shirt. Rinse the shirt in water then take the tape off. Good hub with nice graphics! After there is cardboard in the shirt, place the stencil onto your t-shirt. In this shibori-inspired technique, the fabric is folded accordion-style and … This stops the bleaching. It takes a few minutes for … And spray away. The video helped a lot and I got over the intimidation quickly by just following along step by step. If you want a striped effect, fold the shirt together like an accordion length- or width-wise. Otherwise you will get what is probably a very unsightly stain pattern on the back of the shirt. Secure rubber bands around the length of the gathered fabric, about 1 to 2 inches apart each. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. To get the link and password just fill out the simple form below. Begin by adding 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup bleach to your spray bottle. Voted up and pinning. A good rule of thumb is to place your design about 2-inches down from the collar on smaller sizes of shirts and 3-inches down for larger sizes. Or you can also see this post about uploading SVG files to design space if you need help with that step. There are a few spots bleach got under the vinyl, but nothing too bad. Now gently mist your shirt with the bleach mixture. It will be a lot trickier to get the design to stick and not bleed if you are using super skinny letters and smaller design pieces. Then put it inside of the t-shirt. Pull the transfer tape back to where the vinyl starts. You do realize over time the bleach eats the fabric. If it pools up it will run off and seep under the vinyl. Permanent or removable vinyl will work. Once you've banded the shirt, dip it in a tub of bleach, or spray it with bleach for a more abstract pattern. See if it takes, you can always add more. To center the design onto the shirt you’ll need to lay the shirt flat … Once you have your shirt, you need to decide what image you want to put on it. You can use either or both of my SVG designs for your shirt. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial. Step 7:  Dry the Bleach and Remove the Vinyl. If you soak your shirt the bleach will seep behind your vinyl and you won’t have any design left. Spray a mist of bleach over the stencil. Spray a little bleach down onto the shirt and wait. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. It really doesn’t take much bleach for the design to start showing. Once you have the look you want, take the shirt inside run cold water over it to stop the bleaching process. Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach. I decided to try dyeing this shirt with liquid bleach instead of the pen. Yes, it’s actually black. The link and password to the free SVG library will be emailed to you. Take elastics and twist off pieces of the shirt. Once you find that perfect image, copy and paste it into a word processing document. Launder the shirt separately for the first wash. You should almost immediately start to see discoloration in your shirt. Mist the bleach solution onto the shirt where you want it to be lighter. I used a blow dryer to speed up the process. Your step by step video and realistic issues (weeding) made me feel I could move on and try this. When choosing a design you’ll want one that had chunkier letters and pieces. You want your bottle on the ‘spray’ setting, not ‘stream’. Bleaching Process. You can spray both sides of your shirt. Once your tape is secure spray bleach from the spray bottle up into the air above the shirt. If it isn’t light enough let it sit 10 minutes more. Lay your shirt out flat and measure across. FlourishAnyway from USA on August 29, 2014: Very cool craft idea. This ensures that excess does not continuously drip and pool. Spray all over the shirt. I'm definitely pinning this on Pinterest. Check the shirt's label for bleaching instructions, looking carefully for “non-chlorine bleach only.” When an shirt requires non-chlorine bleach, you must use oxygen bleach or hydrogen peroxide to whiten it. You can just take a cardboard box and cut it to size. Two of them were $3 and the other two were on clearance for $1.79. Certain colors (like black) will show up instantly. Think kitchen, basement or garage. I am eager to try vinyl now after watching your bleached shirt tutorial. No matter how you chose to procure your shirt, just make sure it’s cotton so it will take the bleach. All of my free SVGs are kept in my resource library for your convenience. Hey there crafty friends! A note about the bleach spray: Bottle selection is important in this process. The vinyl will not stay stuck to the shirt on its own. Then you want to take your paper towel or old rag and dab off the bleach on top of the vinyl. Permanent Adhesive Vinyl (removable will work too – but NOT Iron On), Cardboard and Plastic or Garbage Bag (to protect the shirt), Designs for Your Shirt   – You can totally use mine, -they are free at the bottom of this post, Old Clothes or Apron to Wear While Making the Shirts. It will hit the shirt, but not saturate the stencil. Mix bleach and water and put it into a spray bottle. If the stencil gets saturated with bleach, the design will bleed. It helps to keep the stencil from moving. Thank you! A few words about the bleach water before we continue. I keep all of my SVGs in one convenient place for you in the resource library. Make sure your image prints on to the paper side of the freezer paper. I made 12 shirts for co-worker for Halloween in a snap! Once your image is printed, cut it out. The looser the nozzle, the more of a stream and you can get the larger splotches. I found a combo of those two gave me the look I wanted. A flat wrinkle free surface is needed for this to work properly. Most vinyl shirts start coming apart after a year or so too. Thanks so much for the tip Shelly! and at the Flea Markets lately. The fabric only changes colors from the bleach. Keep it simple when it comes to picking a template to use. How to Upcycle Flannel Shirts with Bleach and Stencils I have been seeing a lot of Bleached Flannel Shirts in magazines. Put some bleach in a spray bottle. It’s easier than it sounds. This shirt turned out pretty good. Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on August 29, 2014: Great holiday activity for when grandchildren are visiting. My camera is a bit colorblind…. The wind will just cause the bleach to fly everywhere, except your shirt. This was my first project and I love the results! Although I don't have proof, my guess would be that it would soak up the bleach pretty quickly so I'd make sure to start by spraying only a little. You’re doing this at your own risk and kids don’t do this without an adult. When you spray the front of your shirt with bleach it will soak through to the back of your shirt if you don’t protect it. Fill a spray bottle halfway with bleach, then fill it the rest of … Lightly but evenly spray the shirt with the bleach. Once the shirt is completely dry and you’re happy with the way the bleach looks you can remove the vinyl. You simply want the bleach mixture to make contact with the exposed parts of your shirt. Awesome bleach sprayed t-shirts! One more thing about the bleach water, make sure the spray bottle is set to mist. You are going to need a piece of cardboard to place inside the t-shirt. So it still has the same integrity. see this post about uploading SVG files to design space if you need help with that step. Stand directly above the shirt and mist the bleach down on it. Place the t-shirt in a laundry bin or washing machine. Two, have a spray bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide on hand as well. If you make a purchase through one of my links I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Prepare your Shirt for Dyeing. After spraying the front of the shirt, we flipped them over and sprayed a few spots the back. Ok now the fun begins! Once you have your reference point centered and 2-3 inches down from the collar, you’ll need to find the center of your design. Iron on the stencil. Just cut out freezer paper in to the same size as regular copy paper. Again, don’t over saturate with bleach. If the bleach spill, use a damp cloth to clean it up almost immediately; The method or format you want to use should determine the type of bleach you will use. When you’re ready to cut you’ll want to use adhesive vinyl. Feb 10, 2014 - Learn how to transform a plain shirt into a bleach spray shirt with a stencil, a spray bottle, and some bleach! You’ll see in the video that once one letter gets started, it goes pretty quick. To center the design onto the shirt you’ll need to lay the shirt flat again. Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. First, I picked a bunch of heart shaped leaves and laid them out on the shirt. I found both in the cleaning section of Walmart. Then throw it into the printer. Even though this is adhesive vinyl it’s not going to get stuck for good on the shirt. Put on old clothes and set up your work area in a ventilated area, such as a porch or driveway. A good rule of thumb is to make your design about 12″ less than the width of your shirt. Cover … You can totally use my SVG files to make your own bleach spray shirts. Love the subtlety of the bleach technique. Shibori Folding Technique. This little felt guide came with an HTV order I placed. Finally!! After the bleach is 100% dry wash your shirt in cold water and dry in the dryer as normal. Oops! Pretty Chic Theme By: Pretty Darn Cute Design. You'll have to spray quite a few times—I did about 10 sprays. Want to express yourself through your clothing, but can’t find the perfect shirt at the store? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Question: Do you think you could add vinyl over the bleach design when making a bleach spray t-shirt? lol. Their shirt will be smaller, so will need a smaller symbol. HOW TO BLEACH YOUR FABRIC CLOTHING Next step is to bleach tie-dye your fabric. A stickier type of transfer tape like the Cricut brand might make it harder to get the design on the shirt. Place the stencil where you want it on the shirt and start spraying all around, and on top of, the stencil. You are ready to make magic happen! Gather the laundry that needs to be washed and bleached, including your shirt. Bleach Dyeing a Black T Shirt. You just need to get the edge to stay down first. Once the vinyl is cut weed out the background and the centers leaving just the design. Thanks for this look at your method for I'm looking for a different way to decorate Thanksgiving tees this year. Now that’s out of the way, first you’ll fill your spray bottle with bleach. Stretch the image so that it’s the largest size that will fit on a single page. This shirt is YOUR creation so do it however you would like! Thank you for showing all the steps, even the simple ones- as a beginner I appreciated and needed to have it all explained. That’s it. I will definitely be trying this in the near future. Spray your entire design with bleach once then IMMEDIATELY blot dry with paper towels or rags. Next remove the backing from your vinyl and line the center of your design up with your reference point on your shirt. Dec 19, 2020 - Explore Anne Dixon's board "Bleach spray shirt" on Pinterest. Once your stencil is cut and you have the insert inside your shirt, you need to iron … I think it works better and it’s cheaper too. Includes washing and drying instructions! BUT I like the look of the clean lines better. Glad the rest was helpful =), Your email address will not be published. This bleach shirt design technique is a little different. Let sit for 5 minutes or so and peel off letters. You can also use a ruler or tape measure. Use a spray bottle slightly diluted with 2 parts bleach and 1 part water. After a few seconds or whenever you feel the bleaching process is a much as you want, spray the peroxide on the bleached areas. Use your pick to pull the vinyl off the transfer tape and hold it to the shirt while peeling off the tape. Applying the Bleach to Your Shirt. One says Hug Me and the other says Faith over Fear. They are in alphabetical order so you’ll go to SVG’s —-> Bleach Shirts. It drops bigger globs of bleach on the shirt. Saved for future reference! Work your way down the design until all of the transfer tape is off. We used a 50/50 bleach-water solution in our spray bottle. It will take a while for the bleach to start changing the color of the shirt. The key here is to know that it needs to be a simple design. 4. Which size and shape of label will you use to make your own bleach spray shirt? I used straight bleach, I didn’t water it down. Some words you may want to use to help you in your search for that perfect image are; stencil, logo, outline, and symbol. The first thing you’ll need to do is pick the design for your shirts. You will need to put the shiny plastic side down. Easy and fun to make...bleach sprayed t-shirts!!! Rinse with water to stunt the bleaching process. Place a piece of cardboard in your shirt so you don’t end up with a reverse print on the other side. So far I’ve only wrecked one shirt by spraying to much bleach. This brings a slow mist on to the shirt. Our black shirts took about 10 seconds for the bleach to take hold, while the others took a bit longer. Clear simple instructions. Kathy Hull (author) from Bloomington, Illinois on July 31, 2014: Oh you could totally make little pilgrim hats!! The bleach will lighten the color of the shirt after it dries. Spray a little bleach down onto the shirt and wait. 4. A bleach spray shirt is just like it sounds. The pink one is $3.00 and doesn’t really spray a fine mist at all. If you are going to bleach with washing machine, use liquid bleach but if it is for spot-stains, make use of pen or spray. Alexander Gibb from UK on November 08, 2014: Kathy Hull (author) from Bloomington, Illinois on October 30, 2014: I'm so glad Laura. It’s easier to overspray when you’re using a fine mist. You can really spray the shirt anywhere that you don’t mind getting a little bleach covered. Cut the symbol out of the freezer paper to make the perfect template for your shirt. We used 2 parts bleach, 1 part water. I also gave the pink bottle a couple of squirts. I'm sure your Halloween shirts will be a huge hit! I am new to cricut and have only tried cutting paper. Spray as little or as much as you would like. This brings a slow mist on to the shirt. See more ideas about bleach shirts, bleach spray shirt, bleach shirt diy. Just be sure to build it up instead of spraying it all at once. You don’t want to use too much bleach at once, but you can’t really see what it will look like until the bleach is dry. Then take your rag and gently dab right around the template. This cut out is your reverse stencil made out of freezer paper. If it doesn’t start showing after a minute or two spray a bit more bleach downward onto the shirt. And then I put the shirt over the bagged cardboard. Make a 50% bleach solution and put it in a spray bottle ( you can eyeball this). 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