Last night my girls and I headed out to the country to enjoy a fun evening with friends crafting and eating. It was a reminder of my own childhood, when we would tie dye and macramé, try wood burning and potato stamping, though this time we played with bleach. Myself and my eldest daughter used my watercolour brush filled with pure bleach and drew directly on our t-shirts while my youngest created a TARDIS stencil out of a cracker box and sprayed it with bleach. My eldest still wants to outline her dandelion seed heads with fabric paint pens since her t-shirt was such a light colour but otherwise we're quite pleased with the results.
Prior to bleaching a pattern onto them, we flattened out cereal boxes to place inside the t-shirts so that the bleach wouldn't leak through to the back. And once we created our patterns, we allowed them to sit for a few minutes and then rinsed them well in cold water. All that's left is to throw them in the wash and then to wear them. We had a late night with great food and friends and lots of laughter. It was perfect. Can't wait to do it again. Hmmm...what to try next?
AIRdirondack Art Project