Review by Lyndee:
My friend Audra and I had a joint birthday celebration together this weekend. She contacted me Thursday and asked if I could make t-shirts. Obviously we didn’t have time to order anything special and I had no idea what to put on them. When I asked her if she had any ideas she said “you’re the crafty one”. Well that narrows it down, right? I needed to be able to make the t-shirts fast, at home and on the cheap. I reached out to a friend who had made some fun ones for Superbowl and consulted Pinterest. I decided to do bleach spray t-shirts. With the help of my muse, Melody, I decided on the saying “Vintage 76”, for the year Audra and I were born.
The directions were to place stickers or stencils on the shirt. MIX bleach and water and then lightly mist over the stickers. I failed this in two ways in my first attempt. First, I didn’t mix the bleach with water. And secondly, I doused it instead of a light mist. This turned into an ugly white blob of bleach on a t-shirt. Ugh!
So after going back and consulting the directions like any smart person would’ve done from the start, I found my mistakes and tried again. And this time it worked. Next time I might use a lighter colored shirt so that the contrast of bleach isn’t so drastic but once I did it the right way, these were easy to make in a pinch.