There will not be any pinching today during Lola’s St. Patrick Day party because mama made one of those bleach pen t-shirts! YES! I finally completed one of many projects that have been swirling around in my head for the past few months. With a little inspiration from Pinterest and the wonderful idea from Plum Adorable, this was a great “starter” project for us that are less than crafty. Super simple and inexpensive. Give it a try!
- Bleach Pen
- X-Acto Knife or scissors
- construction paper or heavy weight printing paper
- piece of cardboard
- scotch tape
I created my artwork with Photoshop. Remember to keep it simple, large with bold fonts. No Photoshop, no problem…run over to Picnik. Hurry because this service will be discontinued in April.
After you have created your artwork, print it out. Grab your X-Acto knife or scissors and get to cutting. This is where I found out why simple and bold fonts are important. I originally created the artwork to say “Lucky Lola Charm” and after the second letter of cutting I said screw it, just Lola will do.
Position your artwork on shirt with a few pieces of tape to secure. Take your cardboard and insert it inside of the shirt. This will prevent the bleach from running onto the back of shirt.
Now you are ready to color your bleach on. Remember to press down on your artwork so there are no openings for it to bleed where it doesn’t belong. Color evenly and let dry for around 20 minutes.
Once it’s dry simply remove the paper and toss shirt into washer (alone) and dryer and Voila!
It’s not perfection but Lola thought it was. She was SO proud of her “Lola Charm” shirt and couldn’t wait to get to school to show it off. And because of that my little happy dance is taking place as we speak