Bleach Stenciling with Tanya Memme
- Colored Clothes
- Ordinary Bleach
- Spray Bottle
- Tape or pins
- Glue Gun
CAUTION: BLEACH IS STRONG AND CAN MAKE A MESS IF SPILLED.
TAKE PRECAUTIONS: Wear old clothes or an apron, use rubber gloves when handling bleach, if you are sensitive to the fumes wear a mask and goggles. Set up an area with a flat surface and bleach-proof surface or covering – like a plastic tablecloth.
- Get or make a stencil
- Position stencil on garment OR create stencil with glue gun
- Pour bleach into spray bottle
- Dilute with water if desired
- Set nozzle of spray bottle to mist
- Spray over stencil and surrounding area
- Let dry and remove stencil
DO WE NEED TO WASH THE GARMENT AFTER?
Wash items separately to avoid transferring bleach
WILL THIS WORK WITH ALL FABRICS?
A blend of cotton polyester is best. Cotton alone will work well, but bleach weakens the cotton fibers and can cause holes.
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