Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Bleach dying - Pinterest Wednesday
I got the idea to do this after seeing this pin http://pinterest.com/pin/365706432212112802/
Although it's different, it gave me the idea for this. I thought that if I created a stencil and dabbed bleach through it that it might work, so I did a google search for a stencil to try out and printed it on thick photographic gloss paper. The reason I did that is that I thought the bleach may soak through the paper if it was plain paper or card.
I then cut it out using a craft knife:
I then positioned the stencil where I wanted the pattern to be, and then dabbed on toilet bleach (make sure it's bleach, not cleaner. I made that mistake to start with!) Also, make sure you put something underneath the area you're bleaching or it will go through to the other side. I used a folder wrapped in a bin bag, tucked inside the top. I also recommend wearing rubber gloves:
I LOVED the way it turned out! I'm going to make my own designs and use this technique to upcycle some old clothes. Coming soon to my Etsy shop! xxx