I was inspired by this lion…
I thought it was just the cutest onesie… and loved the entire look.
So I went to the local thrift shop… in search of an orange onesie.
No such luck…
I did however find an orange 3T shirt 🙂
and for $.50 – it was worth getting.
That is the shirt before my tweaking.
Its a little faded… and was obviously wrinkled 🙂 but after some bleach and a brush…
I find it very fun now.
Want to make one?
It was so easy.
1) Find a solid color shirt or onesie
2) Get a good thin brush. I used 2. One of my brushes was SUPER fine, I used it for the skinnier lines.
3) Get a 1/2 cup of bleach or so.
4) A few old towels
What I did was put the old towels under the 1st layer of the shirt, so that the bleach wouldn’t seep through to the back of the shirt.
I then used the brushes to paint on the drawing.
I free-handed the drawing just by looking at the image on the computer screen of the onesie off etsy.
Some may not be able to do that.. so you could just find some fun stencils??? and bleach using those as a guide.
But really.. its bleach.. it doesn’t have to be perfect!
When you finish, let it air out and dry for a day… so that the bleach really settles in.
When you wash your shirt the 1st time, wash it ALONE, just in case… and wash it with COLD water with just a dab of detergent. Then tumble dry.
If you need some inspiration, check out DillyBopDesigns on etsy. Such a fun collection of kids bleached shirts.
If you don’t want to attempt this craft yourself, you can always buy one from there 😉
But I think you’d have fun with it, if you tried…
*To those who never saw my grease stain hide technique – heres that… I did the same thing posted here, but on one of my shirts, it worked great!*