T-Shirt Dying as Christmas Gift

Happy New Year Everybody,

Well, it been a long 2016 and I am super happy it is finally 2017. A new chapter, a new year full of crafty stuff. And on that note let go back to Christmas as we did something totally different this holiday with my family.

What we ended up doing is a “Create Your Own Gift” exchange. Honestly, it was a bit refreshing to see what my sisters would come up with. Since they have different forms of craftiness. For example, I can’t sew to save my life but my little sister Rosemary has an amazing eye for it. The second eldest sister has an awesome talent to look at a room and make it look beautiful. Which I can not.

Luckily for me, I drew my Bother-in-Law so I didn’t have to try to sew or figure out what went well in a room. Few dodged a bullet there! And speaking of bullets I thought what a perfect gift to give a gamer then a T-Shirt with Bullet Bill on it.  Now my Bother-in-Law is not a tiny man. He is as tall as a Tree and skinny as one too.  So no 8.50 X 11 image could be placed on this XL shirt.

No, I had to use my Silhouette Cameo 12 X 24 Mat to get the Stencil done. Much like I had to do for all his shirts.  Now I have never bleached a shirt in my life… Well not on purpose anyway. So I went to http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bleach-shirts-with-custom-designs/ to see how I could make this happen.

Bullet Bill

Since I was using my Silhouette I didn’t really use 80% of the items posted. Instead of freezer paper, I used just plain old packing paper ( You know the kind of stuff that comes in Amazon boxes) and packing tape to hold down my images. I wanted the T-shirts to look vintage so if any bleach bleed throw it just gave that worn outlook.

Telltale – The Walking Dead

Now this one took a little more care to make a layered effect. Since Instructable.com didn’t really have anything I could reference I went to the next best thing YouTube. Here I found a YouTuber who can teach you how to layer when you bleach. His YouTube tag is Mad Stuff With Rob: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdnCUvCENRQ&t=451s. Not only his he funny but gives you clear instructions on how to do his right.

Shadow of the Colossus

This one is my favorite silhouette image I made. However, a red T-shirt was not the way to go.  It came out to light and a lot of the details where lost. Overall he seems to really like it anyway, which is the reason we even did this.

Well, I hope you liked what you see, I hope to post some videos soon.

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