Sunday, 30 June 2013

DIY Bleach Tie Dye

DIY Bleach Tie Dye:

So, I found this post while searching for ways to make my black top less boring and came across this great idea from HONESTLY WTF... I'm posting this while my top is still in the washing machine so I don't have any pictures yet but I'll be sure to post it soon. So meanwhile here is the tutorial:

What you'll need:

 a 100% cotton black shirt 
- a few cups of bleach
- a bucket
- a pair of gloves
- a few rubber bands
- 2 flat shaped objects used for binding








How to do it:
1. To make a grid-like pattern, fold the shirt like an accordion and bind it between two pieces of wood or other flat shaped objects. 
2. Hold the shirt in place by wrapping a series of rubber bands around the bind. Anything used to bind the clothing will prevent the bleach from penetrating, and the rest of the exposed fabric will bleach and turn color.








3. Before you start bleaching, make sure you are wearing gloves and working outdoors or in a well ventilated area. 
4. Dilute approximately 4 cups of bleach with 1 cup of water. Submerge the shirt into the bleach for only a couple of seconds. Watch it very carefully because depending on the thread count of the clothing, the color can turn very quickly and the bleach may start to erode the fabric. 
5. As soon as the black transforms into a rusty brown color, immediately remove it from the bleach. Give it a quick rinse, unbind it, and then hang it.






6. The rusty brown color will slowly fade into a beautiful lighter shade as it begins to set. Once its dry, wash the shirt in a washing machine.








Your bleach tie dye shirt is ready to wear!












Enjoy!

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-bleach-tie-dye/

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