Bleached Stencil T Shirt Tutorial

That guy on the right is my son.
He is an artist/ musician / rock climber and Berkeley student and he likes to make stuff . Sort of like me…
I think he’s pretty cool. How many kids do you know whose band has actually played at The Whiskey A Go Go on the Sunset Strip all while maintaining an A average?
Right.
His baby sisters just love him ! Here they are in the dining room working with pastels while I sew.
These are memories that make my life so rich…
Growing up in a house with four sisters a boy has to learn to be patient.
That’s Gigi’s mini fur cape in the background…..
He made these cool T shirts and today he has agreed to share his top secret method….
Recognize Ness from that vintage video game?
Take the cover off of the shelving paper and stick it onto your T shirt.

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-McKenzie

Comments

  1. says

    Wow…what a talent! Can you write a book – step by step of how you raised him? Really, he seems amazing. I love this project too – all over it!

  2. says

    I. Love. This. I already have an image in mind to do it with! Thanks for sharing! And your son is adorable. Talented, smart, patient, and handsome — definitely a winning combination.

  3. Stef says

    That picture of your kids around the table full of art materials is my idea of a full, happy life. I really like the spattered, irregular look of the sprayed bleach. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Delia says

    What a talented guy! I like how the bleach effect made the rock climbing shirt look like the girl was rock climbing against a starry night’s sky.

  5. Anonymous says

    Love, love, love this idea. I’ve been trying to come up with a plan to execute an idea in the back of my mind. This might just be it. The shirts are incredible – he is obviously very talented.

  6. Anonymous says

    Hi, I love these t-shirts and would love to make some for my boys! I was wondering if there were any special washing instructions with using the bleach, or does it have no effect on the shirt or other washing once it is dry. Thank you for the time you put into your blog. I always enjoy it.
    Jodie

  7. says

    This is really cool! You have a talented and creative family. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at creating patterns on fabrics with bleach, so this post came at a perfect time. Thanks for sharing this!

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  1. […] Today’s intervention takes a common consumer cleaning product and your imagination, and encourages you to use both in exactly the opposite way most corporations would encourage. All you will need for this project is a protest you are passionate about, a print out representation of such protest, bleach, utility knife, freezer paper/shelving paper, and shirt. Detailed instructions can be found here. I won’t go into the how to, as it’s been done before. […]