D.I.Y painted t-shirt

on 22.10.11

Have you seen the fabulous things you can do with those bleach pens?  I saw a tutorial and wanted to give it a try.......but it was an epic fail.  Some how the t-shirt I chose was bleach proof, never knew there was such a thing. I painted on the bleach and waited, and waited and waited, 30 minutes later, and there wasn't a mark on it. weird. still weird. I was so bummed and then it came to me.  I had purchased these paint pens for another project, hmmmmm. What did I have to lose?  I looked them up online to see if they would work and it listed fabric as one of the items it could be used for.  So instead of using bleach, I used a white painters pen, and it worked!  What I was most happy about is it didn't leave a thick crusty design all though it probably could if you wanted it to. So below are the steps I took. Sorry the pictures aren't very good, they were an after thought.
Next time I shall do better!

This is the painters pen I used.

1. Spread the t-shirt out, and place a protective layer between the front and the back.  I used packing paper.

2. I then free handed my design.  This is actually the photo I took when I used the bleach pen.  The paint pen went on equally as well, only it didn't sit on top of the fabric like the bleach did.

and the final product.............

I dig it!


This looks great Christina. I love the design you drew, too. Good job as always.

by tanya on 22.10.11. #

Looks ace!!!

by Steph Bond Hutkin (Bondville) on 28.10.11. #

Great job. Thanks for the inspiration!

by Jane Eyre on 20.5.17. #

You did an incredible job. Great pattern and idea. I would have to draw it first with one of those dressmakers pencils. I once wrapped a lace top I have around one leg of a pair of jeans, then sprayed bleach on it. I now have a matching outfit. The jeans are the negative of the lace top. Get loads of comments on it.

by Anonymous on 16.6.17. #

I think it looks random and neat... If you don't mind,I'd love to try it myself with your design, I love flowers I think it also looks lite and airy... My nieces will love it... Thank-You...

by Christina on 6.8.17. #

I would LOVE to try your technique. I love what you did!

by Anonymous on 6.9.17. #

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