I used them to look like bike wheels. My husband is really into cycling. In fact, he's going to be racing this year. I figured he might like to see his little guy cheering on the sidelines wearing this.....
Here's the process I went through.
1) Find a blank tee. Put your paper between the layers so nothing leaks through.
2) I made a circle for the bike to sit in, which doubles as the letter "o" in "born." It's just regular paper set on the shirt. It's just a guideline to use while bleaching.
3) Add your bleach design. Remember that your lines will get a little thicker than you drew them as it soaks in. Click HERE for my in-depth video tutorial on the bleach pen.
4) Create your freezer paper stencil. I printed off the words using a font I liked. If you are new to freezer stenciling, click HERE to watch my detailed how-to video.
5) Paint your shirt.
6) After the paint dries and you've removed the stencil, sew on the washers.
7) Add floss embellishments is desired.
You can use the washer idea in a lot of different ways. They could be bullet holes, robot parts (I think I'll try that one next), the letter "o," or who knows what. Take a stroll through the parts aisle at Home Depot and find some other cool pieces. I love finding a way to use a normal item in an abnormal way.
Here's the shoulder floss stitching along with a nice chunk of something in Rex's teeth. Hmmmm...I don't remember what we ate for lunch.
Oh, and I used the other part of the stencil on the back of the shirt to create another little bike. I just used a paper towel to blot the paint on in a messy way.
....and we're ready for the races!
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