got bleach on my favorite T-shirt.
And some of you recommended that I bleach it out.
So I finally did.
And I love it!
And I love the 80s.
And the 80s are back.
So I made some for the kids too.
And now everything is totally rad and awesome over here.
It's the inverse of tie-dyeing.
• This isn't truly "acid" washed; just laundry bleach. Acid sounds cooler though, right?
• Don't dilute the bleach. Pour it into a spray bottle and label the bottle so no one mistakes it for water.
• I highly recommend goggles, gloves, working in a ventilated area (open a door or window), and taking a break periodically for a breath of fresh air in the other room. The fumes are strong and can make your eyes burn a bit without goggles. I bleached my first shirt with bare hands, eyes, and mouth. And had a headache for the next 1/2 hour. Then I covered up. Big improvement. Safety first!
• Vary your sprays with the spray bottle lid---from wide sprays to small direct sprays.
• Don't over-bleach or the shirt will simply look like a new color, rather than textured looking.
• It takes about a minute for the color to pull up.
• Bleach spraying works on knits and wovens, but I found that knits
worked better for me. And I haven't tried it anything other than cotton
but I imagine it would work with synthetic fibers too.
Most importantly....have fun experimenting!
Just like these munchkins.
(I promise he's really a goofball.)
(This was his "serious" face.)
This is more like it.
Shaking trees, dragging his sister along...