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How to make an awesome shirt with some bleach and freezer paper.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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stuff you'll need:
~shirt--thrift stores and good will are great for this
~bleach
~freezer paper
~spray bottle
~iron
~scissors or an x-acto knife, something to cut the paper(forgot to snap a photo)

optional:
~printed stencil pattern

Step 2: Iron it on

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Cut out the design from the freezer paper and iron it on. Placement is up to you. I personally like things high on the chest, but this one is on the bottom right side of the shirt.

Step 3: Bleach Time

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Lay the shirt out somewhere, patio, grass, bathtub, someplace where the bleach won't damage anything around the shirt.

Spray a 2/3 water, 1/3 bleach solution onto the shirt. The further away the mistier it will look. I did mine about 2, 3 ft away from the shirt.

Let it sit for a few minutes. The color will change as you watch it(which I don't have a picture of).

Step 4: Washy Washy

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Since we're already in the tub, turn on the cold water and pour a little detergent on. Make sure you wash and rinse it good, but don't be too rough with it.

Hang it up to dry.

Step 5: Ooh and Aah

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Once it's dry time to be amazed. Wear it around town, astound your friends and loved ones. Impress strangers on the street when they ask where you got that awesome shirt.

The freezer paper stencils make a very crisp line, and the wax doesn't have any effect on the fabric.
Thanks. This method has the cool feel I can appreciate. Not exactly a print, but still makes its own statement. I am DEFinitely doing this. Your thylacine is majestic, by the way.
ecsaul232 years ago
Cool. I've been cutting out my stencils from cardstock but complicated ones with thin parts like to curl. I'll try next time with freezer paper. are the stencils reusable or a one time only deal?
the_sandypants (author)  ecsaul232 years ago
It's a one time deal.
thanks
SFHandyman6 years ago
Quilters and sewers use freezer paper a lot. This is a great use of it. I loved the big spots. I immediately thought of a constellation when I saw the shirt with the big spots. I like him floating in a star field. I'd make him your front first / display photo. The raven shirt comes out solid black on my monitors. I'd also zoom in on him. Do a crop of just him in the star field. He really looks great.
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Hmm, Tasmanian tiger?
That's what it is! Thank you, I was trying to remember. I knew I'd seen it before (that's why I kept saying "him").
 Technically a Thylacine. It is a very recognizable stencil though, I'm impressed!
Oh, I was just taking a guess. I didn't think it was likely , due to the geographical region. Exinct mammal in a star field. Almost symbolic.
the_sandypants (author)  Lftndbt6 years ago
yeah, tazzy tigers are my favorite animal.
Yeah are cool arn't they? Where you from?
the_sandypants (author)  Lftndbt6 years ago
texas. and they are very cool.
That is touching. You made me say awwww.
he he he. ;)
the_sandypants (author)  SFHandyman6 years ago
i had actually been thinking that myself. so i went and changed it:)
ange2476 years ago
Where does one find freezer paper?
shane54 ange2475 years ago
i think its just wax paper... im not 100% sure but i guess wax paper
the_sandypants (author)  shane545 years ago
No. 
If you use waxpaper it will get your iron all yuck. FREEZER paper has wax on one side and plain paper on the other. The box literally says FREEZER PAPER.

You can find freezer paper in the same aisle as the one that has the aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sandwich bags and things like that.
the_sandypants (author)  ange2476 years ago
Freezer paper can be found at your grocery store. Look in the section that has aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sandwich bags and the like.
Thank you!! ;)
foobear6 years ago
brilliant! and easy
clever, i just might try it if i can think of a design to make