I’ve been wanting to try a bleach pen refashion for ages but as the pen in question has yet to make it to German shores I figured I’d have to (impatiently) wait…but then inspiration whapped my little head once again & I figured out how to create my own for free:
…once I had my fancy diy bleach pen creating a groovy life on the zig zag shirt was a snap!
Here’s how to make your own:
snag a bottle o’ bleach & pinch a light coloured marker from your kidlet (awesome if it’s double-sided with a thick & thin end and even better if it’s already dried out)
take the marker completely apart & soak the sponge-y inside and tips in bleach for a few hours until completely saturated
you’ll know it’s done when the original colour is gone & the interior is white(-ish)
test it out on some scrap fabric…
then grab your victim!
cover a piece of cardboard in plastic wrap
slip it in between the front & back of your shirt to prevent bleach-seepage
and get drawing! – once your masterpiece is complete simply wash as usual
*quick tip: store your awesome diy bleach pen in an airtight bag & use it over & over again! Once the bleach runs out simply take it apart & re-fill it!
…don’t forget to do the back!