Today I’m sharing a fun little projects that’s so fun and easy! Have you ever tried your hand at bleach t-shirts? I especially love the rusty color it pulls on a black t-shirt. It makes a great boy project and I thought the Steampunk Cogs fit the bleach tee look perfectly.
I started by laying out the cogs in Silhouette Studio, allowing one to hang over the edge since I only wanted a partial cog (on the bottom right) and then cutting the design with Stencil Vinyl.
Using Transfer Paper, I laid out the cogs on the pre-washed tee. I over-exposed the below picture to make the vinyl easier to see on the t-shirt.
I like to put an old plastic cutting board in-between the shirt layers when I do bleach tees. All you do is mix a 50/50 bleach-water solution in a spray bottle and lightly mist areas of the t-shirt you want to discolor. The color lifts right before your eyes. It’s super fast so watch close!
After a few minutes, I carefully remove the stencils and immediately wash the shirt in an empty washing machine. Toss it in the dryer and it’s ready to wear! The possibilities are endless.