Got Some Old T-Shirts On Hand? Looking For A Fun Project To Engage In? Wanna Look Like A Badass? Here’s A Little Something To Scratch Those Itches.
Well, we’re deep into the hottest month of the year at this point.
In other words? It’s the perfect time for some indoor activities — like, say, making your own bleached T-shirts.
Why? Because they’re pretty cool. And, lucky for you, they’re pretty easy to crank out.
- Dark, solid-colored t-shirts (black works best)
- A marker or pen
- A hobby knife
- A spray bottle
- Some bleach.
- Make a stencil by drawing a design on a piece of thick paper or cardstock and cut it out using a hobby knife.
- Place the stencil on the shirt.
- Fill the spray bottle with a solution that is 50 percent water and 50 percent bleach.
- Mist the shirt generously with the spray.
- Remove the stencil and let sit for several minutes until the design is bright.
- Wash immediately.
- For white or lightly colored shirts, the bleach can be substituted with spray cans of fabric paint (available at most craft and/or fabric stores).
Photographer: Jonathan Zizzo.
Stylist: Brittany Winter.
T-shirt designers: Cory Graves and Olivia June Preuss.
Hair and Makeup: Lorene Herrera.