EASY, BREEZY DIY WITH SHARPIES




HI EVERYBODY !
THIS MAY BE THE EASIEST, FUNNEST WAY 
TO POP A LITTLE COLOR ONTO YOUR PLAIN OLD TEE'S EVER !

WHAT YOU'LL NEED :
  • ALCOHOL ( 70%) FOUND UNDER YOUR SINK
  • A BUNCH OF SHARPIES
  • A RUBBER BAND
  • A MEDICINE DROPPED OR STRAW
  • A WHITE TEE ( PRE-WASHED )
  • A PLASTIC CUP AND A BOX ( OR FRAME TO LET DRY )
  • A SMALL DISH TO POUR ALCOHOL INTO ( I USED THE LID )
  • PAPER TOWELS FOR  OOPSIES
  • A WELL VENTILATED AREA ( I JUST CRACKED A WINDOW )

1. PLACE A SPOT OF THE TEE OVER THE CUP 
AND PUT RUBBER BAND AROUND IT.



2. DUMP SOME ALCOHOL INTO LID (OR SMALL CONTAINER)
3. DRAW SOME DESIGNS OR JUST DOTS/SQUIGGLES ON AREA WITH SHARPIE.
4. PULL UP ALCOHOL AND DRIP ONTO SHARPIED 'DESIGN'.

WATCH THE COLORS BLEED TOGETHER !

 5. ALLOW EACH SPOT TO DRY FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES.
THOUGH AFTER A WHILE, I GOT IMPATIENT AND MOVED ON WHILE DAMP.



THE MORE ALCOHOL YOU USE, THE MORE SPREADING 
AND THE LIGHTER THE COLORS WILL BE.
EVEN AFTER IT DRIES, YOU CAN ADD MORE COLOR OR ALCOHOL.
I'D RECOMMEND WASHING IN COLD AND AIR DRYING, 
AS THE DRYER CAUSES FADING.


LASTLY, AFTER IT IS TOTALLY DRY,
HEAT SET WITH AN IRON, (ABOUT 24 HRS.)
AS ALCOHOL IS VERY FLAMMABLE ...
COOL, HUH ?
I KEPT ADDING MORE ALCOHOL TO THE EDGES AND GOT A FEATHER EFFECT. Hmmmm......
TIME TO LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR !
Bitty-Bitty seemed to like it...
but, she likes bleach smells, too ;)
questions? E-mail me:
retroreva@zoomtown.com
credits:
http://sharpieuncapped.com/frame.aspx?url=http://iamsusie.blogspot.com/2009/11/sharpie-tie-dye.html

14 comments:

Ronda said...

Oh my gosh this is such a neat idea! and i love the way it turned out! you are such a crafty girlie! :D gotta try it.

Terri said...

What a simple and beautiful idea!

My Heart Blogged said...

This is so cool. I never would have thought to do that. Awesome post!
My Heart Blogged

Lesa said...

If it isn't too hard you should make some and sell on your store site. It is super cute!

sacramento said...

It looks amazing Reva. Aren´t you cleve??? Wow
Will it come off with the wash??
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sacramento said...

clever!!!

Sheila said...

That looks gorgeous! You're so clever, Reva!

madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra said...

Looks great! Fun idea.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, and such pretty colors on you!!

Kasmira said...

I've never heard of this type of DIY. It turned out beautifully! So perfect for spring.

fashionoverfifty said...

Reva, what a great idea! I'm gonna try it this weekend...yours came out so well!!! Love this~Paula

Helga! said...

I adore that hat!!!
Fab experimentation,darl.It's fun to play!
x

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I just saw this post, but I am so glad I did...I think you have given me the courage to give this a try...BTW, I love your total look! The pink is fabulous on you...

tinyjunco said...

brilliant idea! it all comes down to 'what's the right solvent?' yours turned out very beautiful and flattering.

and OMG A PINK BOW BERET!!!!!!!!

you look so pretty~ have a great 'nap day', steph

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