Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dye Design T-shirts with Sharpies: part 2

Okay, this is a MUCH better post than the last, for dyeing t-shirts using the Sharpies/rubbing alcohol method. 

The last post was just me finally getting off my duff and giving this Sharpie method a try, but with little to show for it.

Here's the real deal, folks:
Creating t-shirt dye designs with sharpies and rubbing alcohol is SO easy with amazing results!

I love how my new shirt turned out!




Here are the easy play-by-plays:

This started as a simple white tee [make sure it is 100% cotton or color will fade!] but with some colored Sharpies, a few design ideas, some rubbing alcohol and a dropper, it was transformed.

I drew right on the shirt with the sharpies. I knew they were going to bleed after dripping the rubbing alcohol, so I left some space in-between the horizontal lines.


All done with the Sharpies and ready for the rubbing alcohol

I love to see it transform as I drip the rubbing alcohol

Want to watch it as it transforms? 
[much better video than last time, trust me]



After the rubbing alcohol has dried (doesn't take very long) throw your t-shirt into the dryer on hot for ~15 minutes to set the color.



I cut the t-shirt neckline for a more feminine look.
Gotta love how easy that is and how great it turned out! I'll be making more of these for sure.


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9 comments:

  1. Amazing! I love the simple design and the colors ~ this design would be pretty on the bottom of a white skirt.

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  2. This is such a fun idea! I will need to try this for sure! Thanks so much for linking it up today to my blog, you are awesome! Come link something up next week too mkay?!

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  3. this looks so fun. i love doing crafts like this. i hope you are feeling better! i heard you had a sore throat. hopefully you feel better by saturday, so we can hit up the joann's sale!! :-)

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  4. This looks great! does it rub off on your skin or bleed at all, or does it set like that forever?

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  5. Great project. I didn't know that this possible. Great idea.

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  6. Shannon, I would love it if you would link it up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome: http://tinyurl.com/upcycledawesome

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  7. TwoBees...good question! It hasn't rubbed off on my skin, the color seems to have been set by putting it in the hot dryer for 15-20 minutes after the rubbing alcohol dried. I'm going to throw it in the wash and see what happens to the color. I'll let you know. Finger crossed!

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    1. So how did the shirt turn out after it was thrown into the wash? It would be a shame if the colors fade out quickly. That style can be used for other kinds of customization, don't you think?

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