These came about after I asked the girls what they wanted to be for Halloween. I've received a different answer every day since. Note to self, don't ask when there are too many options. Decide for them. But I have heard a few times from one of them that she wanted to be a spider. I don't believe her since she runs from real spiders, so I didn't really want to commit to that costume. Instead I decided to make her a spider shirt. I was planning on taking a black tee that she owned already and sew some white yarn to it, but I came across a different idea while searching - bleach writing!
I started off by shoving some cardboard inside the shirt and drawing a basic web design with some chalk. I didn't have a bleach pen, so I just dipped a q-tip into a bowl of bleach and traced back over my chalk drawing.
I wasn't sure how I felt about the look but I kept going with it.
And this is what it looked like when I finished. The bleach had turned the black into an orange-red color that was ok, but not what I wanted. Plus my web was dominating the shirt a bit so I was worried this was a FAIL. After a couple minutes I washed it with soap and man, what a difference! It suddenly turned more white, though leaving a little orange tint in places. Much better!
This shirt was made for my girl who is always running around the house with a cape yelling "I'm Batman" and telling me random things about bats, like how they use sound to help Diego through the maze (see, tv can be educational...sometimes). I used some black and orange fabric paint and freehanded this with a tiny brush while watching tv. I normally would made a freezer paper stencil for this project but I was too lazy. Luckily it turned out well even though I'm not much of a painter.
I also painted a couple other items - here's a sneak peak.
I hope to make one more, take some quality pics, and possibily type up a tutorial - we'll see!